Saturday July 4, 2020

Creature comforts: gifts for pets

Fancy pampering your pooch or cosseting your cat? There’s never been a wider range of products and toys to boost pets’ quality of life

9th April, 2017
Dog snuggle bed in velour, €72 at

There was a time when pets were expected to know their place. The poor creatures had to make do with the bare essentials: a rusty plate and tattered old blanket, if they were lucky.

Today, animals are more likely to be considered part of the family, deserving of a special place in our homes. With this shift has come an entire industry of pet products, from pup placemats and drinking fountains to caviar bowls for...

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