Luxury pet accessories: must-haves for pampered dogs and cats
From designer leads and crystal collar charms to chic litter trays: everything you need to keep beloved dogs and cats in the lap of luxury
You wouldn't dine off stainless steel or lurid plastic, so why should your best friend? Turn your pet's dining area into a chic space with the accessories that are stylish, practical and in keeping with your taste in interiors. Hungry hounds and peckish pusses often spill or tip food out of the bowl in excitement. Save yourself the mess with solid, heavy-bottomed dishes upon a chic wipe-clean marble board. Or opt for the sleek minimalism of a self-contained feeding station.
1.Decco Feeder, £115+ 2. Handmade Pottery Bowls, £28-£44 3. Trixie Cat Bowl, £5.96 4. Double Wooden Dog Bowl, £140+ 5. Savannah Bowl, £29.90 – £47.10 6. Marble Serving Board, £45 7. Le Creuset Heart Ramekins, £25 for set of 2
Gone are the days when any old collar would do. You can channel your own style and reflect changing trends through your pet. Our witchy kitty is embracing crystal healing with her rose quartz crystal collar charms and we're brightening up dog walks with an on-trend 90s style checked bow-tie and lead combo. Pooches with a taste for the finer things may prefer the newly launched Tiffany collar - expect a pack of particularly chic lost pedigrees found and returned to Tiffany & Co!
Above: Leather Leads, £60
Out and about
When temperatures start to drop some shorter-haired dogs need coats – and even the fuzziest breeds enjoy the opportunity to dress up. Make your pooch the most stylish in the park with mini-me Moncler puffas or bright waterproofs. And ensure you're just as elegant by avoiding the 'pocket full of poo bags' look with a handy leather pouch clipped on to the lead. Longer adventures will be improved by a portable woolen bed or padded doggie bag. And little dogs or brave cats can even accompany you on bike rides with this sweet and secure clip on basket.
So fresh, so clean
Keep fur clean, fragrant and tangle free with grooming products that are good enough for humans. The essential oils in Aesop's 'Animal' banish wet dog smell and ensure that even the most reluctant of bathers is left feeling pampered. Protect delicate paws from grit, scorching pavements and general wear and tear with a healing balm of sweet almond oil and vitamin E. Not only is it safe for cats and dogs, but it also makes for a great moisturizing lip balm. When it comes to brushing, natural bristle brushes leave longer fur extra lustrous. If you invest in a human-worthy Mason Pearson hairbrush, get it personalised to ensure you don't accidentally share with the dog. Finally, avoid garish plastic cat litter trays and go for a minimalist, low-key design.
1. Mia Cara Litter Box, £340 2. Malin + Goetz Dog Shampoo, £24 3. Wild Wash Healing Paw Balm, £12.95 4. Sin Design Litter Box, £60.99+ 5. Natural Bristle Grooming Brush, £20.50 6. Personalised Mason Pearson Brush, £69 7. Aesop: Animal, £25
Combine comfort and play with beds, blankets and even teepees to help create your pet a home. Then fill it with toys that won't look too dreadful when they end strewn around each room. Dog owners can attempt to reclaim the sofa by giving mutts their own mini Chesterfield. While cat-lovers can save soft furnishings by providing a proper scratching post (which is chic enough to stay on display). But be warned: the fancier the bed, the more our moggy shuns it in favour of any old scrap of paper.