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40 Useful And Creative Ideas Every Pet Lover Should Try

40 Useful And Creative Ideas Every Pet Lover Should Try

We all love our pets and want to make our homes accessible and comfortable for them. So it comes as no surprise that there are so many products available made specially for them. Here are 40 wonderful ideas that every pet lover should try that will make any pet feel at home!

1. A Doggy Mattress So They Sleep Comfortably.

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    Doggy beds may be fine, but a doggy mattress like this one from Molly Mut will ensure that your pup gets the best night’s sleep possible.

    2. This Cat Friendly Bookcase So The Vertical Is Available To Your Cats.

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      This particular one is designed by Corentin Dombrecht. Cats love vertical space, so how better to incorporate it into your interior design than a big, beautiful bookcase?

      3. A Sofa With It’s Own Kennel To Make Your Dog Feel At Home.

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        Perfect if your dog gets a little overwhelmed in social situations or just likes to hide away! This one is available from Mpup!

        4. Cat Tables To Keep Your Cat Busy Exploring.

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          Cats are curious by nature, so why not make their lives that much more interesting indoors? This particular table was created by Emily Wettstein.

          5. Under-The-Stairs Cupboard That Becomes A Kennel So Your Dog Has It’s Very Own Space.

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            If it’s feasible for your home, then why not try this?

            6. A Cat Friendly Chair Because Those Who Rock Together, Stay Together.

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              The more cat-friendly furniture you have, the more included your feline friend will feel. This particular chair was designed by Paul Kweton.

              7. A Sofa Complete With Cat Tunnels So Your Cat Can Have Endless Adventures.

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                For those of you who are truly committed to your kitty’s comfort, and you can create your own!

                8. Ceiling And Wall Tunnels To Give Your Cat More Adventure Options.

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                  This is some extreme dedication to the happiness of your cat! Here’s how this particular mad lab was built.

                  9. Wall Beds So Every Empty Space Can Be Available To Your Pets.

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                    All you need to do is stick some shelves up and your furry friends will be having adventures in no time.

                    10. A Cat Walk So You Can Give Them The Whole Upper Part Of The Room If You Want To!

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                      I bet that is one happy cat! And it doesn’t even take up any extra space. Here’s some advice from “My Cat From Hell” star Jackson Galaxy on how to fit a cat walk.

                      11. Or Get This Coffee Table For Cats That Prefer Their Paws On The Ground.

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                        Attaching fabrics, sheets or even towels to the undersides of your furniture will allow your pets to get comfy. If you like this design, it’s available from E&Y, but it will run you around $1,400.

                        12. Outdoor Forts To Make Your Pet Feel Like Royalty.

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                          That is one lucky pup! Since this is practically a fancy shed, it should be simple to build.

                          13. An Outdoor Cat Walk To Keep Your Cat Contained.

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                            Yes, this will take a lot of effort, but if it’s right for you and your pet, it may be worth it.

                            14. A Cat Hut To Double As Indoor Greenery.

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                              Cat beds can be interesting and even fit into your decor too!

                              15. A Pet-Friendly Shower Curtain To Make Bath Time Less Of A Mess!

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                                With this shower curtain from Help ’em Wash, there is no chance of you getting wet when your dog inevitably shakes it’s wet coat.

                                16. This Cabinet Litter Box To Keep Messes Out Of Sight And Out Of Mind.

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                                  A quick trip to IKEA, and I bet anyone could build themselves and their furry friends a litter box cabinet.

                                  17. Doggy Bowls Incorporated Into Your Kitchen So Everyone Knows Where Their Food Is.

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                                    There’s no way that those bowls are getting knocked over or lost in this kitchen. Here’s a DIY dog bowl holder you can try yourself.

                                    18. A Cat Bed For The Radiator To Save Space.

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                                      Space saving and cat friendly! Two very important qualities in pet decor. Available from Amazon.

                                      19. Cat Playgrounds! For People Willing To Get The Most Out Of Their Vertical Space.

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                                        Here’s a How To from Instrucables, but more importantly, do they come in human size?

                                        20. A Kitty Scratch Bed That Will Save Your Furniture.

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                                          Save your furniture by giving them their own to scratch, and this one’s available form Kitty Pod.

                                          21. A Foldable Travel Bowl To Ensure That You Can Keep Your Pet Hydrated Wherever You Are.

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                                            Whether you’re going to the cafe or on holiday, this pet bowl will come in handy wherever. Get it from Bliss Paws here!

                                            22. An Electric Cat Toy That Will Keep Your Cat Occupied.

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                                              Available on Amazon, this will stimulate their natural hunter instincts without you having to do much of anything.

                                              23. The Hack For The Pet With Medication.

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                                                Make sure your fur baby never misses a dose again.

                                                24. A Light For Your Pet’s Collar When Going For A Walk In The Dark.

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                                                  Keep your dog and yourself safe while out on evening walks. These are available all over the place and Amazon has a particularly good range.

                                                  25. A Dog Basket For The Bike Enthusiast.

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                                                    We only recommend this for smaller dogs!

                                                    26. Novelty Dog Beds For Those With A Sense Of Humour.

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                                                      This one’s from Etsy, but I’m sure there are hundreds of different designs available to envelope your pet.

                                                      27. A Tennis Ball Shooter To Keep Your Dog Active.

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                                                        Check out the iFetch Kickstarter here!

                                                        28. This Dog Fountain So Your Dog Can Get Water Whenever They Need Some.

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                                                          Plus, you can show off how clever your dog is to friends and family or even complete strangers. Available on Amazon.

                                                          29. A Doggy Umbrella To Stop That Wet Dog Smell.

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                                                            Keep your dog dry and your house free of that awful smell that seems to never go away.

                                                            30. The Responsible Dog Owner’s Car Rack To Keep Everyone Safe And Happy On A Drive.

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                                                              Stop your dog from climbing into the front or making a mess by using this rail!

                                                              31. And Get This Seat Rucksack To Store Everything They’ll Need For The Journey.

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                                                                This just may be the most organised you’ve ever been!

                                                                32. This Plastic Sheet For Your Door Scratching Pet.

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                                                                  The days of repainting and berating are over when you purchase one of these sheets!

                                                                  33. Get This Cat Bed To Turn Your Cat Into A Burger.

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                                                                    Because why wouldn’t you want to do this? Available from Amazon Japan.

                                                                    34. This Desk Shelf To Give Your Cat Somewhere To Sit Other Than Your Laptop.

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                                                                      Why do they always sit on the keyboard?! Fortunately, The Refined Feline has the cure.

                                                                      35. This Quick And Easy Window Bed To Save Space And Give Some Comfort To Your Kitty.

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                                                                        If your cat loves to look out the window, then this is perfect for both of you.

                                                                        36. This Sofa Scratch Sheet That Will Save Your Couch.

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                                                                          If your cat just won’t take the hint, you may need to settle and get one of these scratch sheets to protect your furniture.

                                                                          37. This Tie To Save Your Toilet Paper.

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                                                                            Amazon currently sells this antidote to the toilet paper clawing kitty’s in your life. Because pets just love to make messes. Especially with the toilet paper!

                                                                            38. A Kitty Face Scratcher and Massager To Keep Your Cat Content.

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                                                                              Because you’re not always available but lucky for you both, this is!

                                                                              39. A Kitty Play Pal To Keep Your Pet Busy.

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                                                                                Available from Hammacher, this solar powered toy will keep your kitty busy.

                                                                                40. A Door Vent That Allows Cats To Go Wherever They Want, But Not Their Canine Companions.

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                                                                                  This is perfect if your cat is allowed in your bedroom, but your dog – who’s just been out in the muddy garden – is not.

                                                                                  Featured photo credit: JimmyHsu / 毛導 via flickr.com

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                                                                                  5 Exercises To Improve Intimacy and Create a Better Relationship

                                                                                  5 Exercises To Improve Intimacy and Create a Better Relationship

                                                                                  Making love can be simultaneously the most pleasurable and the most stressful experience that we share with another human being. It is a natural conclusion of the ritual of intimacy we engage in with a person we find attractive on both a physical and psychological level. Yet, we are far removed from our animalistic roots, and that which was once a matter of instinct has become somewhat complex. This is a good thing; we have grown as a society, and there are many factors involved when it comes to the relationship between sexual partners. However, we have also lost a great deal of the physical prowess our primitive ancestors had.

                                                                                  They engaged in a huge amount of physical activities daily — activities that ensured their cardiovascular system and muscles were in great shape, which allowed them to have healthy libidos, strong erections, and the muscular strength, limberness and endurance to maintain different positions for a long time without getting exhausted. Luckily, we can regain some of these animalistic traits with the right kind of training. Here are some essential exercises that will help improve your relationship, but making you more confident in intimate settings, which means that you’ll have more satisfying intercourse.

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                                                                                    1. Cardio for Stamina

                                                                                    If you’re out of shape, the first thing you’ll notice during intercourse is that you start to breathe heavily, sweat profusely and tire easily. This means you’ll have to shift your posture frequently and limit yourself to a few positions you feel comfortable with or significantly slow down the pace. A high BMI has also been linked to potential problems with erectile dysfunction. Cardiovascular exercises like running, jumping rope, swimming and cycling will build up your aerobic stamina and enable you to perform longer before becoming fatigued, thus having better intercourse. They’ll also help manage your weight, possibly helping performance.

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                                                                                      • Running – 10-20 minutes a day (1-3 miles a day is more than enough)
                                                                                      • Jumping rope – 5-20 minutes a day
                                                                                      • Swimming – 30 minutes a day
                                                                                      • Cycling – 30 minutes a day

                                                                                      The time in minutes denotes time spent actively performing the exercise, and you need to factor in a bit more time for warming up before and cooling down after the exercises.

                                                                                      These exercises can be performed every day or every other day, and the goal is to work on both endurance and speed. Don’t just go at a snail’s pace; constantly try to improve your time or add some mileage.

                                                                                      2. Strength-Training for Your Lower Body and Core

                                                                                      The next thing you’ll need to focus on is improving both the strength and muscular endurance of the hip flexors, abdominals and spinal erectors. These are the muscles engaged in thrusting and circular motions, and they also stabilize your body in a number of different positions. The legs also play an important role, particularly in standing and kneeling positions. Here are a few exercises that will help you strengthen up this area:

                                                                                      Barbell squats
                                                                                        • Heavy barbell squats – set up at a power rack at the gym and make sure you use proper form and weights that you can lift 3-8 times. Do this exercise before anything else in the gym for 4-5 sets to get big and powerful legs, as well as tighten up the muscles of the core. This is useful for both men and women, particularly if you enjoy the woman-on-top positions and standing positions. You can do hack squats on the machine if your gym lacks a power rack, but you won’t get the core-strengthening benefits

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                                                                                        Zercher squat
                                                                                          • Zercher squatsthis type of squat is a perfect way for guys to strengthen their body for standing positions where the woman is lifted off the ground. Build up a foundation of strength first, and then use lighter weights and go for 10-12 repetitions to focus on muscle endurance.

                                                                                          Glute bridge
                                                                                            • Glute bridgethis exercise is great for working the glutes and hip thrusters, and should be done for ultra-high reps —up to 100 — to increase muscle endurance. Once you become stronger in this movement, you can upgrade to the barbell glute bridge and keep the reps high — around 10 to 15.

                                                                                            Hyperextensions
                                                                                              • Hyperextensions – excellent for strengthening the spinal erectors, this exercise (or a variation of it) may be done in most gyms and even at home. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 to 12 repetitions at the end of your workout.

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                                                                                                • Ab wheel rollout – this is a great exercise for strengthening the abs, and requires only a piece of inexpensive equipment. It will help you stay stable and hold positions longer without getting tired during intercourse. Do three sets of this workout for as many repetitions as you can.

                                                                                                Cross body crunch
                                                                                                  • Cross body crunchthis exercise improves your ability to perform explosive twisting motions, particularly good for improving your stamina in the spoon position where you’e lying on your side. Do 2 to 3 sets of this exercise at the end of your workout.

                                                                                                  Incorporate these exercises into your routine 2 to 3 times a week.

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                                                                                                  3. Upper-Body Strength Training

                                                                                                  Upper-body strength plays an important role in many popular sex positions where the arms are used to provide a stable base or hold onto the partner. These including missionary, doggy style, the stand and carry (with the woman holding onto the man’s neck) and others. Use these simple exercises to improve upper body strength and endurance:

                                                                                                  Plank exercise
                                                                                                    • Plank – while bench pressing is great for building a big chest, you will find yourself in need of static strength, muscle endurance and a strong core. This exercise is a great way to increase the amount of time you are able to hold positions that require you to support yourself with your arms. For added difficulty, straighten out your arms like at the top of a pushup and hold as long as you can.

                                                                                                    Close grip pushups
                                                                                                      • Close pushups – a pushup variation that focuses on triceps, which are the first to give out during a prolonged missionary or similar position. Go for very high reps, 20 t0 50, to work on muscle endurance.

                                                                                                      Chin ups
                                                                                                        • Chin-ups – A great upper back and biceps builder, this exercise will also target the core if you try to be as straight as possible when lifting yourself up. You can jump to help make things easier, or just hold as long as you can if you aren’t strong enough to perform a single chin up. Do 3 to 4 sets for as many reps as you can.

                                                                                                        These exercises, done about three times a week, will help you develop a strong upper body that can keep going and hold you up for extended periods of time.

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                                                                                                        4. Pelvic-Floor Exercises

                                                                                                        You don’t have to perform these at the gym, although you could do them after your workout without anyone even noticing. The idea behind Kegel exercises is to improve blood flow to the sex organs and strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor in both men and women. By locating these muscles and tightening and relaxing them for intervals of 5 seconds for 10 to 15 repetitions at a time, several times a day, you can improve pleasure and performance during sex. Women can tighten their vaginal walls for increased pleasure to both them and their partner, while men can delay ejaculation by tightening these muscles.

                                                                                                        5. Flexibility Moves for Legs and Hips

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                                                                                                          If you want to avoid getting cramps — or even worse, pulling a muscle during intercourse — you should do a few simple stretches every day. The more limber you are, the more comfortable you’ll be with more exotic poses. Here are a few simple stretches to improve hip and leg flexibility:

                                                                                                          Take a few minutes to warm up with some light running or jumping jacks before stretching, and spend some 10 minutes on these stretches. You can do them in the morning and at night, or shortly before intercourse.

                                                                                                          With just a few hours a week devoted to exercise, you can improve your relationship significantly. If you focus on these exercises, over time, you just might become dynamite in bed.

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