Lighted Holiday Pet Wall Art

Is your family adopting a new pet for Christmas? Or do you simply love holiday wall art that reminds you of your own precious furball? This lighted pet wall art features adorable, snowy scenes of sweet animals just delivered by Santa. He’s left his large, cozy bag behind, and each animal has curled up inside to keep warm, just waiting to be discovered by its new owners.

LED lights illuminate the tree in each scene to make the canvases even more special. One canvas depicts a lovable Golden Retriever puppy with a plaid holiday bow. The other shows a striped kitten sleeping soundly near a Christmas present.

Click here for measurements and to purchase these heartwarming pet canvases.

Christmas Puppy LED Lighted Canvas Wall Art Multi Warm Christmas Kitten LED Lighted Canvas Wall Art Multi Warm

 

New Pet-Themed Clothtiques for 2016

Santa loves pets just as much as you do! With his infinite patience and jolly sense of humor, he’s the ideal person to deliver these frisky furballs to their new homes for Christmas. Click here to view and purchase the pet-themed Clothtique™ figurines that are new introductions for 2016!

Designed by Ann Dezendorf, these finely detailed Clothtique™ figurines depict Santa with his cute animal friends. Each Possible Dreams® Santa is dressed in a hand-sewn cotton/polyester costume that is stiffened to add realism. Treat yourself to one of these special figurines, or give your favorite fellow pet lover an unforgettable gift.

When Three Little Kittens decide to play atop the tower of presents, only Santa can keep them from getting into too much mischief. He dangles a red ornament that seems to entrance the feline friends.

Three Little Kittens Clothtique Santa Red/Green 2 Piece Set

These puppies can hardly keep their tails from Waggin’ at the thought of their new holiday home. Santa has a gift bag to carry, so he’s decided to pull the pups along in a sweet red wagon. The green bag is tied with a red pawprint ribbon to enhance the charming scene.

Waggin Puppies and Clothtique Santa Red 2 Piece Set

If he could, the curious kitten who’s climbed on Santa’s shoulder would ask you to Define Naughty. After all, he’s just having a bit of harmless fun, right? Nevertheless, he’s stuck with the “Naughty” cap, while his two kitten buddies (behaving for the moment) get to wear the “Nice” ones.

Define Naughty Clothtique Santa Figurine Red

 

Holiday Pets Personalized Christmas Stockings

Those shredded paper towel rolls, those scratches or tears on the furniture you weren’t supposed to notice… When your furry pal greets you after a long day or nuzzles up next to you, all is forgiven. And since your pet has charmed and nudged himself onto the good list, you’ll want to be ready with a Christmas stocking for his holiday bounty! Stock up on chew toys, treats, toy mice, and small food puzzles, then tuck them inside the Holiday Pets Fleece Christmas Stockings.

These pet Christmas stockings are beautifully embellished, so they’ll look just as darling as the other stockings hanging from your mantel. A furry white cuff crowns the red fleece stocking, which features either a striped, terry-cloth cat or a plush-material dog. Each animal wears a Nordic-patterned scarf and seems to be dreaming up its own winter fantasy: fish or bones. Clear iridescent sequins dapple the stocking like gentle snowfall, while more sequins decorate the white appliquéd treats.

These pet Christmas stockings can be “personalized” with your pet’s name, so all your visitors will see that Fluffy and Fido haven’t been left out of the holiday festivities.

Click here to view and purchase the Holiday Pets Fleece Christmas Stockings.

Holiday Cat Christmas Stocking Red

 

Halloween Decorations and Pet Safety

Halloween is drawing near, and you might feel like the most prepared pet owner. You’ve updated your pet’s ID tag or microchip, you’ve done a trial run to make sure your pet’s costume fits, and you’re planning to keep your pet away from the front door and any candy. But have you examined your Fright Night decorations?

Keep these Halloween decorations and accessories out of your pet’s reach (or skip them altogether). The following items are potentially dangerous to pets, according to the American Animal Hospital Association, the Humane Society, and PetMD.

Fire or burn hazards:

  • Electric cords
  • Open flames, like those in a candle or lit pumpkin

Choking risks or dangers to the digestive tract:

  • Batteries
  • Candy wrappers
  • Cardboard wall hangings
  • Crepe paper streamers
  • Fake cobwebs
  • Glow sticks
  • Plastic spiders
  • Potpourri
  • Ribbons and strings
  • Rubber eyeballs
  • Strung lights

10 Ways to Comfort and Care for a Senior Pet

Is your pet in its golden years? You two have been through a lot together, and now you want to ensure that your pet is as comfortable and happy as possible. Or perhaps you’ve recently welcomed an older pet into your home – high-paw for you! The most important thing you can do for your senior pet is to schedule regular vet visits. Here are other ideas from PetMD and the AVMA.

1. Exercise

Keep your pet at a healthy weight, improve his mood, and stave off arthritis with exercise. PetMD recommends starting with walks of 10-15 minutes each, then gradually increasing the length. Keep in mind that regular, low-impact exercise is what your pet needs in his golden years, rather than strenuous activity. Consult your veterinarian if your pet has difficulty exercising.

2. Cushioned bedding

Has it been awhile since you updated your pet’s bedding? Remember that elderly pets may need extra or special bedding to cushion their achy joints. Consider an orthopedic pet bed to help soothe your pet’s aches, and make sure he can get in and out of it easily.

3. Heated bedding

While you’re on the search for new pet bedding, what about a pet bed that’s heated? A cozy, gently heated pet bed can provide therapeutic relief for achy elderly pets, or simply a warm place to nestle in during the winter. If an entirely new pet bed is not in your budget, consider a bed warmer, which is placed in the existing pet bed for toasty comfort.

4. Dental care

Take care of your pet’s chompers! If you brush your pet’s teeth regularly, keep up the good work. And if you’ve fallen behind, start with a vet exam and professional cleaning. If your pet can’t stand brushing, consider dental treats and toys.

5. High-quality diet

Feed your dog or cat healthy, nutrient-rich meals that are appropriate for his age and lifestyle. Consult your veterinarian about your pet’s dietary needs and stick to the plan, be it a low-sodium diet or one lower in calories.

6. Mental stimulation

Keep your pet’s mind sharp and prevent boredom with mental stimulation. Teach your pet new, low-impact tricks and engage him in interactive play. If he’s friendly and socialized, let him explore new places where pets are allowed. Stimulate his mind with new toys and food puzzles. Consider replacing old, hard toys with softer yet durable alternatives that are kinder to sensitive teeth and gums.

7. Physical contact

A little affection goes a long way! Boost your pet’s mood and increase the bond between pet and owner with physical contact. In addition to pats, snuggles, and belly rubs, remember to groom your pet to keep him looking and feeling his best.

8. Sweater or coat

Have you long-scoffed at dogs in clothes? Certainly, some breeds tolerate the cold better than others, and canine attire is not right for every dog. But senior pets can struggle with cold temperatures in drafty homes or during short trips outdoors. If your pet can tolerate clothing, he might be more comfortable with that extra insulating layer provided by a sweater or coat. Choose attire that’s easy to wash, and avoid itchy fabrics and ill-fitting garments; make sure your pet can move comfortably and won’t trip.

9. Easy accessibility

Find little ways to make everyday life easier on your senior pet. If she has difficulty climbing onto couches or beds (assuming she’s allowed) or into a vehicle, consider pet stairs or a pet ramp. Even something as simple as moving your cat’s litter box to an easy-to-access area can be helpful.

10. Carpeting over slippery floors

A young, acrobatic pet might rebound quickly from a slip or skid, but don’t expect the same from your senior pet. For him, a fall can be serious and reduce his quality of life. So take some precautionary measures, and add traction to slippery floors with rugs or carpeting. If this isn’t an option, consider outfitting him in non-slip dog socks that have a gripper surface on the bottom.

Pet Safety: Avoiding Autumn Seasonal Hazards

Does it feel like languid summer where you live, or is there a cool fall nip in the air? Perhaps you and your pet are taking advantage of the break in the heat to get active outdoors, or maybe you’re curled up inside, indulging in a new season of television. Autumn poses its particular challenges to pets, just like any season, but with a few precautions, you’ll still have plenty of fall fun. Take a look at these reminders from PetMD and the ASPCA.

Dwindling Daylight

If only fall didn’t come with fewer hours of daylight! Take care when walking your pet, keeping in mind that the reduced light makes it more difficult for drivers to see the two of you. Wear reflective gear and bring along a flashlight; you might even consider a light-up collar for your pet. Ensure that your pet’s tag and/or microchip information is up to date.

School Supplies

You might feel like your dog needs a refresher on what he learned in obedience school, but he certainly doesn’t need any school supplies! Keep glue sticks, markers, and other school supplies out of pets’ reach. Even an item with low toxicity can be harmful in other ways (as a choking hazard or the cause of a blockage).

Antifreeze

Don’t let your pet be lured by the sweet taste of antifreeze. This temptation is extremely toxic to pets, even in small amounts. Check your car for leaks, clean up spills immediately, and keep your pet away from areas where antifreeze is stored. Seek veterinary attention if your pet ingests it.

Rodenticides

Likewise, rodenticides are toxic to pets and should be used with extreme caution. Place them in an area that is completely inaccessible to pets.

Mushrooms

Most mushrooms are not harmful to your pet, but a small percentage of them are toxic. It’s best to remove them from your yard and to keep your curious pet away from an area where mushrooms are growing. Consult your veterinarian immediately if your pet ingests a wild mushroom.

Fleas and Ticks

Just because temperatures dip doesn’t mean it’s safe to stop your pet’s preventative medication. In most areas, autumn is one of the worst seasons for fleas and ticks. Consult your veterinarian, who will probably suggest that you continue your pet’s flea and tick preventatives year round. Follow label instructions carefully, and use only the dosage that is appropriate for your pet.

Cold Weather

Be aware of cold snaps and drops in nighttime temperatures. Ensure outdoor pets have adequate food, water, and shelter. If you take your indoor pet outside, keep in mind that he may not be able to withstand cooler temperatures for long periods of time.

Ultimate Anti-Slip Furniture Protectors

Are even traditional furniture covers no match for your squirmy, overactive ball of fur? Your pet has met its match with the Ultimate Anti-Slip Furniture Protector!

This unique furniture cover has two features to keep it from sliding around: an innovative anti-slip backing and adjustable straps for a secure fit. This easy-on, easy-off, one-piece protector can even be used on leather furniture.

In addition to its anti-slip properties, this cover is water-repellant and soil-resistant, giving your furnishing a defense against stains and pet hair. The microsuede material is box-stitched and available in three colors: dark beige, light chocolate, and slate gray.

Click here to view the Ultimate Anti-Slip Furniture Protectors and sizing/measurement information.

Ultimate Anti Slip Furniture Protector Recliner/Wing Chair

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