You & Your Pet: Vacation or Staycation?

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy your garden at home with your pets or plan a holiday with them and enjoy lush gardens and comfort elsewhere!

Here are some fun accessories and ideas for home and travel, so you can enjoy quality outdoor time with your pets this summer

ENTERTAINMENT & COMFORT AT HOME

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BE COOL Dogs will need plenty of shade from hot summer sun, and it's sure enough he will appreciate the comfort of a cool mesh lounger such as the Quik Shade Pet Shade, which provides ample protection for the suns rays. It features a strong steel frame for support and a  durable PVC-backed polyester cover to last throughindoor and outdoor use. It's also easy set-up and comes with a carry bag to make transportation easy so you can take your pet's accommodation on the road.  From £31.99 www.amazon.co.uk

GARDEN GLAMPING Give him his own camper and chances are he'll be happy to entertain himself.  Be it for fun or feline manicures, this easy-assembly indoor/outdoor cat caravan comes with a scrtatch-pad base, two extra toys and is non-toxic if chewed. Perfect for busting the boredom of a long afternoon outside in the garden. Kitty Camper £24.97  www.amazon.co.uk  

SPA DAYS Gift your canine pal with some proper recreaction in a Croci Dog Swimming Pool.  £50.37 www.amazon.co.uk

ON THE ROAD

SPACE AGE TRAVEL Whether your traveling by train, biking to destinations near or far, or simply wandering the countryside in one of Britains lush parks -  if you can't bare the though of leaving your beloved pet at home alone, travel in style! Tommy Breathable Travel Bag, £47.99www.Amazon.co.uk

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BE PREPARED Fully equipped, so even a Boy Scout would approve. The Canine Travel Box makes a practical gift and and is a must for every canine traveller. The box can also be personalised with the pet's name and photograph.
The Canine Traveller Kit includes:
Doggie Newspaper Squeaky Toy
Pet Travel Bowl
Dried Dog Food
Fresh Breath Dog Treats
Red Star Dog Bandana
Personalised Bag
Doggie Tissue Paper
Beco Poo Bags
It also conveniently fits through a standard letterbox, for easy delivery. £22 www.PetsPyjamas.com

STAY HYDRATED Perfect for treks outdoors or long journeys, the H2O4K9 Stainless Steel Water Bottle is 100% recyclable, sustainable and a convenient acessory to bring along on your travels.  £12.99 www.fetch.co.uk

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If your pet tends to get nervous on the road or in new surroundings, why not try a herbal supplement like Beaphar Calming Tablets to help him get his nerves in check?  Made with Lemon Balm, known for its calming properties, it can help your dog or cat with travel stress or nervousness during thunderstorms, or firework celebrations, without causing drowsiness. £4.49 www.fetch.co.uk

FROM YOUR GARDEN TO THEIRS Pet-friendy accomodation is even more popular than ever and this is fortunate for some nervous or special pets (and their owners), as boarding kennels are not considered an option by some. Comfortable accomodation complete with recreational facilities and pampering for both pet and owner can make or break a happy holiday, so here we've listed a couple of our favourite pet-friendly garden stays that offer 'special perks' for pet families, from www.PetsPyjamas.com .

‘The Canine Retreat’ at Tewkesbury Park Hotel, Gloucester:
By day enjoy doggie explorations or a round of gold on their 18-hole golf course, before feasting with your furry friend for dinner in the piano lounge. All four-legged guests get their own luxurious dog bed in their room, treats and Hunt & Wilson bowls, as well as a welcome letter from Puddle – the hotel dog in training, advising canine patrons of all the best places to sniff! All the ‘Just Right’ bedrooms at Tewkesbury Park are dog-friendly with stellar views and patio doors that open directly onto a grassy area for late night/early morning tinkles.  http://bit.ly/TewkesburyParkDog

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, West Sussex
If you love the countryside and your dog loves the beach, have the best of both worlds at this stunning historic hotel. Stroll with your canine pal through the hotel’s grounds (there’s more 30 acres filled with wildlife) before surprising him  with Climping Beach - one of the unspoilt beaches in West Sussex where your pooch may roam 365 days a year. Nearby amusement includes Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, and the Cowdray Park Polo Club for picnics. http://bit.ly/BailiffscourtHotel