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Beat the cold: 12 ways to keep your pets warm this winter
With our jumpers, winter jackets and thermal underwear, we know how to keep ourselves snug in the winter months. But what about our four-legged friends? Sometimes their fur isn’t enough to ward away the cold. Find out how to keep them cosy this season.
No one likes being cold. Your furry friends probably prefer being inside at this time of year and may well be heading towards the radiator right now. As the temperature dropped, the Galaxus team and I put our heads together to see how we could help pets enjoy winter. I’ve picked out 12 products from our pet range that are all about staying snug.
Keeping each other warm: this dog and cat are only best friends in emergencies
I can’t vouch for how relaxing it is to sleep inside a shark, but this cat and dog bed is certainly comfy and cosy. The added extra is you get to scare away any intruders at the same time.
Hai (one size, Cat)
Charcoal-grey felt cat basket with cushion
Fleecy dressing gown
Dogs enjoy a good bath, too. And just like us, they want to be able to slip into a dressing gown afterwards. This fluffy bathrobe is for four-legged friends who appreciate a bit of indulgence and take pride in their appearance. There’s nothing worse than stepping out of a warm bath or shower and getting cold.
Bathrobe (L, overcoat, Summer, rain)
- Bathrobe for dogs
Excellent moisture absorption
Protects your dog from hypothermia
Available in various sizes
Where’s the cat got to? Oh, in the cat bed that’s hanging on the heater. Thanks to this little hideaway, your furry friend won’t have to clamber onto the radiator any more to sleep on the rough pipes and risk getting hurt. With the cat radiator bed, they can curl up right next to the warmth.
Cat Prince radiator bed (Cat)
- Radiator cat bed
Suitable for all conventional radiators
Short-haired plus cover and polyester fleece filling
Stable metal frame with adjustable holding device
Colour: Grey and white
With so many spaces to play in, the cat villa is sure to make your own living room tiger unsure where to start. The thing is so big that any cat could be forgiven for getting lost, despite their great sense of direction. What gets a big paws up is the velvety cover on all the shelves, hiding places and corners – perfect for winter.
Scratching post MONT BLANC, grey (260cm)
Wherever your pet decides to curl up for a snooze can be fluffy and warm thanks to this soft pad. The Trixie sheepskin cushion is what winter doggy dreams are made of. What’s better than counting sheep in a warm bed? That’s right, dozing off on the warmth of an actual sheep.
Sheepskin cushion (Cat)
Our feathery friends deserve a snug shelter from the winter just as much as our furry ones. This nesting box doesn’t just give them space to grow their families, it also upgrades the roof over their head to a stylish, retro-looking home.
CHF 27.–instead of 32.501
3-in-1 nesting box
The wild card
This recommendation might be a bit morbid, I’ll give you that. But it’s much better than being stuck in a dark, damp basement. On top of that, this mouse trap is humane. For one thing, you get to release the mouse somewhere it can live out its days quite happily. It also gets a chunk of cheese or some other kind of goodie. That’s just to entice it in, but hey, a snack is a snack.
Trip Trap mousetrap for catching rodents
Rodent-friendly log cabin
Every guinea pig needs a winter home. And this log cabin makes the perfect pad. That’s what they’d tell you if they could speak, of course. The little wooden house is homely and snuggly warm. The best bit is, it’s ready for your guinea pigs to move straight in.
Rodent log cabin L
- Log cabin for rodents
Cute forest look
Made of wood
«The guinea pigs think they’re the first to have a winter retreat? Us canines have had our own pads long before them,» thinks the dog. When you look at this luxury hut, you realise they’ve got a point. The dog house has it all, from underfloor heating to two bathrooms, four bedrooms and a double garage. Basically, everything a doggy heart could ever desire.
Dog house Albergo M 108x69x70cm (M, Dog house)
- Albergo dog house with windbreak
Wearable sleeping bag
This dog onesie looks incredibly warm. So much so, I’d probably break into a sweat if I were a canine. But I can imagine a long-haired dog loving this in winter after they’d just been groomed. This coat is also waterproof, meaning it protects your four-legged friend from the wet and the rain.
Microfleece Overall (35, S)
- Overall for dogs
Made of microfleece
In different sizes
Let’s not forget reptiles. They’re used to a completely different temperature, so a Swiss winter can be lethal for them. To help them forget about the winter outside, put several of these great lamps in their terrarium. They’ll then be convinced Switzerland is positively tropical.
Infrared Basking Spot R20/50W
Piece of nature
We normally sell hay as rodent food and snacks, which you’d expect as it’s very healthy. However, it does have another use. If you’re a fan of all things earthy and rustic, hay makes a great source of heat. Whether you set fire to it or make it into a big heap with a cosy hollow, it’s bound to keep you warm.
Swiss organic hay, 2 kg
- Organic hay for rodents and small animals
Home is the nicest place to be – and in winter, the warmest
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