Pet-Perfect Cat and Dog Breed Christmas Ornaments by Kurt Adler

All the beloved ornaments dangling from your tree say “family” in so many ways: those “First Christmas” baubles, construction-paper mice crafted from safety scissors, lopsided cotton-ball snowmen… so why not add an ornament that represents your four-legged family member?

You’ll love what the elves at Kurt Adler, Inc. have been working on: pet Christmas ornaments! Go ahead and order them for yourself or stash them away as holiday gifts. These darling dog and cat Christmas ornaments can also be personalized to add a truly special touch to your tree.

The Christmas cat ornament is available in four variations: Black Cat, Gray Cat, Tabby Cat, and White Cat.

The Christmas dog ornament is available in many dog breed styles: All-American Dog, Beagle, Bichon Frise, Black Lab, Boxer, Bulldog, Chocolate Labradoodle, Dachshund, French Bulldog, German Shepherd, Gold Labradoodle, Goldendoodle, Golden Retriever, Shih-Tzu, Yellow Lab, and Yorkshire Terrier. Some quantities are limited!

Each glittery Christmas ornament features a pet wearing a wreath or Santa hat and has a string for hanging. The dog ornaments even have bone motifs on the base.

Click here to view and order these personalized pet Christmas ornaments.

Black Cat Christmas Ornament Gray Cat Christmas Ornament
Golden Retriever Dog Christmas Ornament Yorkshire Terrier Dog Christmas Ornament

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No Scaredy-Cats Here! Stay Safe with Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Is your favorite energetic canine sporting a pet-sized superhero cape this year? And what about your precious feline—is she ready to meow-roar in her new identity as a lion? Even the bravest of pets will need some protection from the occasional hazards of Halloween. Here are several tips for keeping pets safe during this happy (and just-a-little haunted) time of year.

1. If your pet will be wearing a costume this year, test it on him ahead of time. Look for signs of discomfort or constriction. Make sure your pet can move freely, and check that his costume won’t cause him to stumble. Even that brilliant Taco Cat costume isn’t worth it if Whiskers feels miserable.

2. Reconsider a mask—your pet’s adorable face will get plenty of attention on its own! Common sense dictates that a pet should be able to breathe, bark, or meow normally.

3. Avoid pet costumes with small parts that could be chewed off or any accessories that would present a choking hazard.

4. Keep Fido in mind, and opt for LED candles instead of real ones. You can get the same spooky effect with flameless candles, and you won’t have to worry about injury or damage due to a fire.

5. Let your pet play with his own toys, and keep him away from decorations like fake cobwebs, light strands, plastic spiders, and strings.

6. Make sure your pet’s identification tags and microchip information are up to date.

7. Leave candy duty to the adults. Even though you might like to have your furry pal at your side, it’s a good idea to keep your pet away from the front door (especially if there’s a chance he’ll become territorial or frightened and run outdoors).

8. If that sweet face seems to say “trick or treat,” let him have a pet-safe treat, as long as it isn’t out of your loot. Items on the no-list include raisins, chocolate/candy, and treats with artificial sweeteners. (And keep those candy wrappers away too.) Before Fright Night, check out these dangerous foods for dogs at Halloween, compiled by PetMD.

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New Pet-Themed Clothtique Santa Figurines for 2018

A Possible Dreams® Santa allows you to work your hobbies into your Christmas decorating, whether you’re into craft brewing or art. If you’re an animal lover, however, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more fitting figurine for your holiday home. Cat and dog lovers alike will swoon over the adorable antics featured in these collectible figurines, new introductions for 2018!

Click here to shop an array of adorable pet-themed Clothtique™ Santas, including the items featured below. Find Christmas gifts for cat lovers, dog lovers, and everyone in between!

Add to your Department 56® Collection or start from scratch with the Mistletoe and Holly Clothtique™. Here, Santa dangles a mistletoe ornament over a kerchiefed pup and a curious cat. Plaid ribbons and a woven rug at their feet add a hint of warmth to the scene. Display it on the mantel next to framed photos of your own beloved pets.

Mistletoe and Holly Clothtique Santa Figurine

What if you’re looking for a present that blends a loved one’s festive spirit with an affinity for animal friends? These Christmas collectible figurines also make marvelous gifts for pet owners. Take the And Everything Nice Clothtique™, depicting a Labrador in a sugary sweet doghouse! With cookies in hand, Santa pauses to smile warmly down on his four-legged companion.

And Everything Nice Clothtique Santa Figurine

Searching for perfect gifts for dog owners everywhere? You might try a sweet Clothtique™ called “A Long Winter’s Nap.” Armed with his “Puppy Care” book, Santa peers down lovingly at a trio of pups fast asleep in his lap. It’s sure to charm any dog lover and will more than likely find a spot front-and-center in his or her holiday decor.

A Long Winter's Nap Clothtique Santa Figurine

 

 

 

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Seasonal Sneak Peek: Embroidered Pet Christmas Stockings

Treat your fur-babies to a special gift this Christmas with a cat or dog stocking. Personalized with their name, these stockings will ensure your pet has a place on the mantel just for him or her. Choose from custom Christmas stockings featuring either a red embroidered cat on green or a green embroidered dog on red. These colors will fit in seamlessly with the rest of your seasonal decor, and best of all—personalization is free! (Just make sure to keep the name at or below 11 letters!)

Looking to get creative with the stocking stuffers this year? Fill cat stockings with gourmet cat treats, a felted toy on a string, or even some catnip cookies. If you can work some sort of jingle-bell toy into the stocking, you’ll be certain to catch your cat’s attention come Christmas morning, when you’re ready to dump out those goodies.

Your dog, of course, will need little coaxing to come over and investigate his stocking. Stuff these personalized pet stockings with rawhide treats, carob cookies, and a brand new squeaky toy. Your pup will be overjoyed to be part of the festivities (and a few snacks are sure to keep him busy, while your two-legged friends and family open their own presents).

Pet Christmas stockings with names are a cute and heartwarming way to include your furry pal. So whether you’re the proud parent of “Zoe” or a “Sebastian,” find an adorable Christmas stocking just for them.

Click here to view and purchase these stockings from Touch of Class®.

Embroidered Pet Christmas Stockings

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Occasions Cat and Dog Personalized Wall Art and Hook Racks

Proud pet parents: This is the wall decor for you!

The Occasions Wall Art and Wall Hook Racks can be personalized with your chosen phrase, so you can display the perfect message in honor of your fur friends. Each piece can be personalized with up to 18 uppercase letters, numbers, or characters, including spaces.

The wall art sign is the utmost in pet-inspired decoration, while the wall hook rack can hold dog leashes, caps, keys, scarves, or other accessories.

Exclusive designs by JasonW Studios®, these wall decor pieces have a number of great features to really get your tail wagging:

  • Handcrafted in the USA by skilled craftsmen
  • Precision-cut from 14-gauge steel
  • UV-, weather-, and tarnish-resistant powder coat
  • Indoor or outdoor year-round use
  • Cute cat or dog emblem
  • Five available finishes


Click here for measurement information and to order the Occasions Personalized Wall Art and Hook Racks, available only from Touch of Class®.

Occasions Dog Personalized Metal Wall Art Sign Occasions Cat Personalized Metal Wall Art Sign
Occasions Dog Personalized Metal Wall Hook Rack Occasions Cat Personalized Metal Wall Hook Rack

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What Is the Difference Between a Pet Seizure and Syncope?

Did you know there is a difference between a pet seizure and syncope? No pet owner wants to think of a pet suffering a collapse, but basic knowledge of the two terms will be helpful. Take a look at some information from PetMD—and consult your veterinarian if your pet has a seizure-like event.

Pet seizure
A pet suffering a seizure may fall on its side, salivate excessively, become stiff, chomp its jaw, or make paddling motions; see PetMD for other symptoms. Before a seizure, a pet may appear worried or frightened; after a seizure, a pet may be confused and disoriented. Pet seizures have several potential causes, including blood and organ issues, genetic abnormalities, tumors, toxin exposure, and trauma.

If you suspect your pet is having a seizure, take the following steps recommended by PetMD: Stay away from your pet’s mouth and head, and don’t attempt to hold him down; he may unintentionally bite. If possible, remove any nearby objects that could injure your pet. Keep track of when and how long the seizure lasts so that you can relay this information to the veterinarian. Seek medical attention immediately if the seizures occur in clusters or if the seizure lasts more than a few minutes.

A veterinarian will likely conduct a physical exam and recommend lab work; he or she may prescribe medication to control the seizures. Remember not to abruptly discontinue any epilepsy medication.

Pet syncope
Syncope is the clinical term for fainting. Typically, syncope causes only a temporary loss of consciousness, but it’s a good idea to consult your vet to determine any underlying conditions.

Syncope is commonly caused by a lack of nutrients and oxygen due to interrupted blood flow to the brain. Potential causes include excitement, emotional stress, low glucose, heart disease, or certain drugs. Again, a veterinarian’s diagnosis is important.

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July 15th Is National Pet Fire Safety Day

If you have a plan in place in case of a fire, give yourself a pat on the back—but make sure that plan includes your pet too! Today is National Pet Fire Safety Day, and it’s great time to make sure you’re doing everything you can to protect your pet.

Here are a few tips from the American Red Cross and American Kennel Club.

  • Include your pet in your family plan.
  • When you practice your escape plan, include your pet.
  • Prepare a disaster supply kit for your pet.
  • Never leave pets unattended around open flames.
  • Use flameless candles instead of ones lit with real flames.
  • Remove stove knobs or protect them with covers before you leave.
  • Use pet notification clings noting the number of pets in the house.

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