Toy­land

Want to pet your money where your cat or dog’s mouth is? These pet play­things are all the rage right now.

The Coast - Pets Halifax - - Contents - BY JA­COB BOON

It’s not Christ­mas, but there’s never a bad time to grab some new toys for the fur-chil­dren in your house­hold. We phoned up Pet Valu on Spring Gar­den Road to find out what all the best cat and dog moms and dads are buy­ing this au­tumn to keep their lit­tle buds en­ter­tained for hours.

FOR CATS

SCRATCH PADS

$29.99-$39.99

Cats love to scratch, and that’s a fact. These funky-look­ing card­board scratch­ers from Jump come in a va­ri­ety of shapes (crocodile, ch­ester­field) and help keep your kitty’s claws healthy and trim. Bet­ter than scratch­ing the real couch!

CHILLY DOG

$3.49

These fun and colour­ful hand­made woolen play­things are stuffed tight with cat­nip and shaped like a va­ri­ety of barn­yard an­i­mals. The cat’s tongue will get stuck to the wool, which is fun (if you’re a cat).

STINKIES

$4.49

These em­broi­dered “cat­nip sar­dines” are the per­fect faux-fish toy for your fe­line friend. They’re filled with or­ganic cat­nip and “won­der­fully odor­ous” ac­cord­ing to the pack­ag­ing.

FOR DOGS

LAMP CHOP

$5.99-$22.99

This plush toy is an ever­green best seller that dogs love to sink their teeth into. It comes in three sizes rang­ing from six to 24 inches, and is shaped like the sock pup­pet sheep pop­u­lar­ized by Amer­i­can chil­dren’s en­ter­tainer Shari Lewis.

HUGGLEHOUNDS

Var­i­ous prices

For the dog that doesn’t play around! These plush toys are cov­ered in Tuf­fut Tech­nol­ogy, which pro­vides a multi-layer mesh on the ex­te­rior making them a lot harder for dili­gent dogs to tear apart. They also come in a wide va­ri­ety of shapes—from cows and dragons to lawn gnomes and moose.

AUSSIE NATURALS

Var­i­ous prices

A com­bi­na­tions of wool, leather and cot­ton rope make these chew-toys as tough as the out­back. They come in an ar­ray of dif­fer­ent shapes, but none more millennial-chic than a hip­ster-ap­proved flan­nel shirt and skinny jeans.

FLATSKINS

$7.99-$14.99

No stuff­ing, all chew from these great toys by Jump. Shaped like a va­ri­ety of for­est an­i­mals such as rac­coons, skunks and foxes, the flatskins can be munched on by the bed­side or brought along on a hike through the woods.

PHO­TOS BY PA­TRICK FUL­GEN­CIO

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