Pets are also part of the family. So there is no reason not to offer them a little (or a big) something, or to pamper their owner.
By Odin’s strength
An alternative to leather, Biothane has properties of durability and resistance, while avoiding retaining the delicate smell of wet dog. It is with this material that Éric Bernier, who is passionate about canines, has designed a series of original leashes, collars and harnesses in bright colors. They are handmade in his workshop in Saint-Basile-le-Grand.
Odin leads and collars, from $22.95
Sometimes the behavior of our cats can seem very mysterious to us. But there’s often a way to decipher them, and that’s what behaviorist Sonia Paeleman does in this guide, answering 35 big questions about typically nebulous feline behaviors: lying on the keyboard, chasing ghosts, showing off her bloody hunting trophies.. .Advice and quizzes top it all off.
What does it mean when my cat does this?by Sonia Paeleman, Saint-Jean Publishers, $22.95
A super comfortable pillow
It’s not just humans who spend a good portion of their lives on a bed, our furry friends too! BeOneBreed, a company from Beloeil, offers orthopedic and comfortable memory foam beds for dogs of all ages, in two sizes. Very beautiful, with a nice selection of patterns and in a non-stick fabric for hair, they prevent problems with hips, backs and joints in doggies.
BeOneBreed Cloud Cushion, $64.99
For kittens in their thirty-first
One thing led to another, Montrealer Jean-Philippe Richard realized he loved sewing bows for his cat Pepito. He eventually decided to set up a shop, choose fabrics, patterns and handcraft these pieces for kitties himself. The range of patterns and colors is very wide – more than a hundred. All are adjustable and equipped with an anti-choking system. For smart cats!
Pepito the cat bow tie, $30
Perhaps the time is now or never to pass on a subtle message to a loved one who often visits you with their pet who loves to roll in the mud… Bleu Lavande offers a natural and biodegradable leave-in shampoo ideal for gentle wash in and quick doggy. Attitude, another Quebec brand, also has a line of effective cleaning and deodorizing products. Most products are also suitable for cats.
Lavender Leave-In Shampoo, $18.50
Leave-In Deodorizing & Anti-Itch Shampoo, $14.95
A cat tree, do you like it?
Not always very happy, commercial cat tree designs! Quebec-based family business Arbrasha recycles scrap metal to design a palette of pre-designed or fully personalized models, using natural branches for a more harmonious look. Sturdy, environmentally responsible and handmade, they are filled with scratching posts, games, platforms and huts for every taste.
Arbrasha cat trees, from $195
With private toilets
Developed by a Montreal designer and primarily made in Quebec, the Doggy Bathroom is a litter box for small dog breeds, even those that lift their paws, equipped with vertical mats to absorb liquids and odors. Handy for travel, for dogs sensitive to intense cold, puppies, old backpackers… or owners who are a little discouraged on certain rainy days.
Starting at $219 for the basic model, accessories included