Keep Your Pet Safe Over Easter

Are the members of your household bunny-hopping into Easter—and fluttering like butterflies with preparations? Amid the hubbub, make sure your pet doesn’t frolic its way into any springtime hazards. Check out these Easter pet safety tips from PetMD and the ASPCA.

1. Choco-no-no
Keep chocolates, raisins, and artificially sweetened treats away from your pets. Chocolate is potentially toxic to dogs and cats; according to PetMD, dark chocolate and unsweetened chocolate are the most toxic. Consult your veterinarian immediately if you suspect your pet has eaten chocolate.

2. “Fill”-ing like trouble?
If you’re looking for another reason to dislike Easter grass, here it is: This filler can pose choking and digestive hazards to pets. Keep pets out of baskets—candy wrappers, foil, plastic eggs, and toys can also be dangerous.

3. Not so egg-cellent
Pets shouldn’t eat raw eggs due to possible salmonella contamination. While you’re on the egg lookout, make sure the dye you use is nontoxic.

4. Food blues

PetMD cautions that you shouldn’t give fatty foods, onions, or garlic to your pet. Fatty foods like ham can upset your pet’s stomach (or cause more serious issues), while onions and garlic can be toxic, depending on the amount.

5. Flower away
All parts of the lily plant are highly toxic to cats. Consider other decorations if you share your home with a feline. View the ASPCA’s entire plant list here.

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Dog and Cat Wine Cork Holders

Do you love both animals and wine? Your fondness for both can materialize in the whimsical form of these pet-themed cork holders! 

Each unique pet Cork Caddy™ is hand-sculpted from metal and finished in a rich patina. Stylized, openwork designs and decorative colored stone embellishments add to the adorable appeal of these cork holders.

Each animal has a chalkboard accent or accents that allow you to personalize the item. Each pet Cork Caddy™ will hold approx. 55 of your wine corks.

Click here to learn more about these delightful pet-themed cork holders.

Dog Wine Cork Caddy Cat Wine Cork Caddy

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March 23rd Is National Puppy Day!

Did you remember that there’s a day just to celebrate puppies? If you forgot, that’s okay; accidents do happen in the puppy world. Though pet parents don’t welcome a puppy into their home until the puppy is a couple months old, here are a few facts about newborn puppies in honor of this special day.

According to PetMD:

Puppies can hear a little bit when they’re born, but their ears are still closed until about 14 days of age.

Puppies are born with fur and nails but no teeth. You’ll see their baby chompers around 4 weeks.

At around 4 weeks old, puppies will start to play in groups.

Puppies are born with a blue-gray color to their eyes; expect their true eye color around 10 weeks.

Puppies can’t regulate their body temperature well, so they need to be in an area around 75 degrees.

Newborn puppies sleep about 90% of the day in between feedings.

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Outdoor Pet Sculptures for Spring

These charming animal sculptures are delightful as “outdoor pets”! Let them play worry-free in your flower bed or watch passersby from your porch. Each outdoor sculpture has realistic details and a lifelike expression. Which pet sculpture will find its way to your patio or garden this spring?

Click here to view a variety of outdoor animal sculptures, including the ones featured below.

With his ears perked up, Oliver looks like he could get into some mischief—but he promises not to dig any holes in your yard! He’ll even safeguard your spare key in the compartment in the base. Hand-cast in the USA, this dog sculpture is available in moss and antique white finishes.

Oliver Outdoor Dog Sculpture

This precious tabby is full of Natural Curiosity, but she won’t harm any of your feathered friends; she seems more interested in the snail on the tree stump. Add your birdseed to the basin of this cat sculpture, and enjoy the amusing sight of birds sharing their dinner space with an inquisitive kitty.

Natural Curiosity Cat Bird Feeder

Who could resist the pleading eyes of this dachshund? This cutie appears to be waiting patiently for his Morning Walk, and the adorable details of this dog sculpture will win over dachshund devotees.

Morning Walk Dachshund Dog Sculpture

Nothing escapes the attention of this cat, who’s always On the Ready! Will it keep watch over your garden terrain or stand sentry on your porch? This darling cat sculpture is evocative of a real feline with a curled tail, smoky taupe color, and piercing, alert eyes.

On the Ready Outdoor Cat Sculpture

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Paramount Solid Color Furniture Covers

It’s Love Your Pet Day! How do you plan to celebrate? If you’re feeling a bit guilty that you and your pet don’t have any spots to hang out together, consider a furniture cover. After playtime is over and you’re both tuckered out, you can relax together (and no one will be shooed off the sofa).

The Paramount Furniture Cover boasts a quilted, polyester microfiber construction that is water-repellent, snag-resistant, and soil-resistant. Each cover protects more than 90% of your furnishing. The machine-washable furniture cover is sold in the following sizes: recliner/wing chair, loveseat, sofa, and extra-long sofa. All sizes except the recliner/wing chair cover have straps with hidden D-rings to help secure the cover.

Available in six solid colors, the Paramount Furniture Cover is an exclusive design from Touch of Class®; you won’t find it anywhere else! Click here for measurement information and to shop these covers.

Paramount Solid Color Furniture Covers

Paramount Solid Color Furniture Covers

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February Is Responsible Pet Owners Month

February is the perfect month to show your pet a little extra love—not only is Valentine’s Day just around the corner, but it’s also Responsible Pet Owners Month. Take some time to review these great suggestions from the AVMA on how to be a responsible pet parent. Click here to read more.

❤️ Thinking of welcoming a new pet? Select a pet that fits your lifestyle.
❤️ Remember that your pet needs exercise and mental stimulation.
❤️ Be sure your pet receives preventative health care.
❤️ Clean up after your pet.
❤️ Check that your pet has proper, up-to-date identification.
❤️ Obey local ordinances that pertain to your pet.
❤️ Have an evacuation plan in place in case of an emergency.

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Dog Treats Aqua Shield Boot Tray or Pet Food Bowl Mat

Do messes multiply in January, or does it only seem that way? If the winter muck has been melting onto your floors, or if you simply need to tidy up your pet’s dining area, consider the Dog Treats Aqua Shield Mat.

Made in the USA, this floor mat can be placed in the garage, entryway, kitchen—or anyplace else you need it! The Aqua Shield mat features dimensional dog bone shapes and a nonskid backing. The exclusive Water Dam rubber border traps dirt and water inside the mat. Useful indoors or out, this mat is resistant to most elements including sunlight; it will not mildew, mold, or rot.

Use the Aqua Shield mat as a boot tray for shoes and boots that have trekked through the snow, or place it under your pet’s food bowls as a convenient dining floor mat. Available in several solid colors, the mat measures 36”x15”.

Click here to view and order the Dog Treats Aqua Shield Mat.

Dog Treats WaterGuard Mat

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