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Ikea Debuts Furniture for Cats and Dogs

Items Include Cat-Friendly Inserts for Kallax Shelving

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Oct 16, 2017

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Not content with having conquered the market for human furniture over the past 30 years, Ikea is now turning its attention to the animal world.

The Swedish retailer has unveiled its first line of furniture for pets. Its Lurvig line (meaning "hairy" in Swedish) includes cat and dog beds and houses for them to curl up in, as well as accessories like scratch mats, feeding bowls and litter trays.

There are also some scaled down versions of some of its favorite items, like a mini play tunnel for cats or a mini version of the Kilppan sofa. And some items ingeniously fit with the Ikea furniture you already have: like cozy inserts for Kallax shelviing that are designed for animals to squeeze into. Like all Ikea stuff, it's reasonably priced: a cat house on legs, for instance, is $54.98.

Pet retailers had better watch out-- although owners, do note, you can't take your pooch or kitty with you to try out the items in-store. The only animals allowed in Ikea U.S. stores, according to the website, are certified service dogs.

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Oct 16, 2017
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