Cockatoo Tropical Bird Home Decor

Birds of a feather flit through your home with tropical flair. Display tributes to this fun-loving and energetic pet throughout the rooms of your house in a variety of designs and mediums.

Display these elegant birds perched among flowers inside your home or outdoors in a covered porch or patio with metal and wood wall art. Grant space for a cockatoo to alight on any table in your home with a glossy and detailed table sculpture.

Or choose exclusive accents you can only find at Touch of Class®! These white parrot-like birds perch among the tropical fronds of their native environment. Give any room a soft glow with bird-inspired candleholders and store your trinkets in a palm frond-shaped decorative tray.

Looking for more tropical cockatoo décor to fill your home? Check out the Touch of Class® web site!

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Keep Cool! How to Protect Your Pets This Summer

Bring on summer! What activity does your pet like best? Maybe it’s the simple pleasure of rolling around blissfully in the grass, leaping into the air to capture a Frisbee in his teeth, or sprinting after a neon yellow tennis ball. Soak up the fun, but keep these summer pet safety tips in mind.

We’re Having a Heat Wave
Though a walk around the neighborhood can be relaxing for you and your pet, common sense dictates that it’s not always a possibility in the summer. Avoid the midday swelter, and opt for early morning or late evening strolls. Shorten your walk when necessary, and keep your pup hydrated. Remember that your pet’s feet aren’t protected by sneakers, so lead him away from scorching pavement that can burn his paw pads. In addition, never leave your pet alone in a parked car.

“Paws” at the Pool
Splashing around poolside or taking a dip in the cool water might be the epitome of summer fun for you, but not necessarily for your pet. When possible, teach your dog to swim and consider outfitting him in a bright life vest. Even if your pet is wearing a life vest, stay vigilant.

Keep your furry pal from drinking chlorinated water, especially large amounts. The AKC recommends that you rinse him off after he exits the pool and dab his ears with a dry towel. Remember that pool-time might be a challenge for puppies, short-legged dogs, arthritic or debilitated pets, and pups with vision loss, so consider spending quality time indoors.

Chemical Reaction
While you’re slathering yourself in sunscreen, keep in mind that the common zinc oxide formulation is only intended for you, the pet parent. PetMD recommends that you protect Fido’s ear tips and nose with a pet-safe sunscreen created specifically for dogs.

Where, Oh Where, Can He Be?
Summer brings with it all sorts of curiosities and even a few scares for your pet. Even calm pets might scamper after a taunting squirrel, or flee after a bout of thunder or fireworks. Bring your pet indoors before stormy weather or a pyrotechnic display that might cause him discomfort. Make sure his ID tags and microchip information are up to date.

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Five-Star Pet Gifts

Are you looking for quality pet gifts for the animal lovers in your life? This five-star-rated pet decor will delight those who consider their cat, dog, or bird a member of the family. 

Find a resin cat garden statue that doubles as a bird feeder to brighten their outdoor space, or select an indoor table sculpture that closely resembles their beloved pal.

A microplush bolstered pet cover will allow their pet to snuggle up beside them on the sofa. For beds, a faux suede protector will cover the foot so their four-legged friend has a spot all its own. Each cover can be monogrammed with the pet’s name for a special touch.

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Natural Curiosity Cat Bird Feeder
Ultimate Microplush Quilted Pet Cover with Bolster
Good Dog Table Sculpture
Tropical Friends Parrot Table Sculpture
Mason Ultimate Bed Protector for Pets

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It’s National Pet Week!

National Pet Week was created in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the AVMA Auxiliary. Celebrated each year during the first full week of May, National Pet Week encourages pet owners to take steps to keep their pets happy and healthy. In honor of the 40th anniversary of this special week, the AVMA is highlighting seven essential actions to improve the welfare of pets. Click here to learn more!

Sunday: 
Choose well and commit for life.

Monday: 
Socialize now. New doesn’t have to be scary.

Tuesday: 
Nutrition and exercise matter.

Wednesday: 
Love your pet? See your vet!

Thursday: 
Travel with care.

Friday: 
Emergencies happen. Be prepared.

Saturday: 
Give your pet a lifetime of love.

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Charming Pet Decor for Spring

There are so many sights and scents for your pet to explore now that spring is here! Draw upon your pet’s adorable curiosity as you decorate your home for spring. Inquisitive expressions, soft tones, and playful personalities are all on display here.

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The striped orange feline of the Intrigued Cat Sculpture isn’t quite sure how a butterfly landed on its nose—or what to do with it now that it’s there. Made from resin, this lighthearted sculpture features realistic details that will remind you of your own cat’s fur.

Pastels are always pretty in spring, and the Urban Felines Wall Art Set will enhance your home with subtle color. Resembling pastel chalk drawings, these hand-embellished wooden plaques depict two watchful kitties looking out apartment windows at city skylines.

Intrigued Striped Orange Cat Sculpture Urban Felines Cat Wall Art Set

A trio of cats can mean triple the fun or three times the mischief. The Kitten Trio Table Vase will win the hearts of cat owners with its cute design. Made from resin and metal, the whitewashed decorative vase is ready to hold your faux greenery or artificial spring flowers.

This frisky cairn terrier will be happy to live outdoors when the weather is nice or indoors when it turns colder. The Oliver Dog Sculpture is hand-cast from bonded marble resin and hand-rubbed with a moss finish. The two of you will share a secret too—there’s a key safe in the bottom.

Kitten Trio Table Vase Oliver Cairn Terrier Dog Sculpture

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Coastal and Tropical Furniture Covers for Spring

Refresh your decor for spring while also protecting your furniture! Coastal and tropical furniture covers have a casual, laid-back appeal that will lighten the ambience of your living room.

Give your home island vibes with a leaf-print furniture cover, or make a splash with fun sea life designs. Click the images below to shop these furniture protectors on the Touch of Class® site.

The Paradise Leaf Tropical Furniture Cover features beautiful watercolor-style leaves in sage and neutral tones. Water-repellent and soil-resistant properties protect your furnishing, while straps and D-rings (on all except the recliner cover) help keep it in place. Ogee quilting gives this cover a finished, polished appearance.

Paradise Leaf Tropical Furniture Cover

The quilted Under the Sea Coastal Furniture Cover features aquatic wonders, including seahorses, coral, and seashells in warm green, light brown, and dark blue. The elastic strap helps to secure the protector in place. Enjoy two looks in one—this cover is reversible to ticking stripes.

Under the Sea Coastal Furniture Cover

The Harbor Life Furniture Cover teems with coastal splendor. Seashells, fish, seahorses, coral, starfish, and words decorate the surface in cocoa and aqua hues on off-white. This reversible furniture cover from Lush Decor has vermicelli quilting and bound ends.

Harbor Life Coastal Furniture Cover

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Live, Love, and Bark with New Farmhouse Dogs Bath Accents

Let your faithful companion guide you through a way of simple living with the lovely Farmhouse Dogs Bath Accents. With classic motifs and neutral hues, these accessories will bring delightful charm to your bathroom while your “fur-ever friend” reminds you to “live, love, bark.”

The Shower Curtain features a classic off-white and black buffalo plaid coupled with embroidered dogs perched on a velvet applique ribbon. We recommend the use of a waterproof shower curtain liner, not included.

Farmhouse Dogs Plaid Shower Curtain

The 5-Piece Bath Set includes a lotion/soap dispenser, a brush holder, one bath towel, and two hand towels. The white ceramic bath accessories have handpainted black accents. The lotion/soap dispenser is shaped like an adorable dog, and the brush holder resembles an openwork doghouse with a pup lounging inside. The off-white towels feature embroidered dogs, cute sayings, and dashed hems in charcoal, silver, and black.

Farmhouse Dogs 5 pc Bath Set

These delightful and classic bath accents are the perfect update for any dog lover’s powder room. Shop the Farmhouse Dogs Bath Collection on the Touch of Class® web site now!

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March Is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month

Are you starting to get the “spring cleaning itch” but feeling a little overwhelmed at the prospect? Why not start by making sure that potentially harmful foods, medicines, and household chemicals are out of the reach of your pet? After all, spring with your pet should be a happy time!

Recommended by PetMD and the ASPCA, here are just a few steps you can take to protect your pet:

1. Keep pet medications and human medications stored separately so there’s little chance of a mix-up.

2. Take the time to read the label carefully before giving your pet medicine.

3. Keep medications locked in cabinets, rather than on the counter or table.

4. Review the ASPCA’s list of “people foods” that can be toxic to pets. Make sure these items are kept away from your pet.

5. Make sure household cleaners, paint, automotive fluids, and even cosmetic items like nail polish remover are not accessible to your pet.

6. Be aware of which plants can be dangerous to your pet, including household plants, seasonal decorations, and lawn and garden greenery.

7. Research safer insecticide alternatives. Read the labels of lawn and garden products to determine if they are toxic to pets, and follow instructions carefully. Store these products out of the reach of pets.

8. Keep pets out of garbage cans and compost bins. Ensure that your garbage can is tamper-proof and that your pet can’t open it.

9. If you must use a rodenticide, follow instructions carefully and make sure your pet cannot reach the treated area. Properly dispose of dead rodents before your pet can get to them.

10. Know the symptoms of pet poisoning. Have a plan in case of accidental poisoning, and be ready to act fast. Keep your veterinarian’s information and other emergency numbers, like a pet poison hotline, readily accessible.

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Snuggle Away! Reduce Pet Allergens with Pet Agree Bedding

Never miss another opportunity for snuggles with your pet again! The Pet Agree Bedding adds comfort to your bed while reducing pet allergens—allowing you to sleep beside your pet with a greater peace of mind.

Filled with garnetted polyester, this soft white cotton bedding features Purissimo™ technology that utilizes natural probiotics. Due to friction, the microcapsules burst open, and the probiotics germinate and multiply, using the allergens as a food source. Bedding is machine washable on the gentle cycle.

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The Pet Agree Down Alternative Comforter is available in Twin, Full/Queen, and King sizes. Independent testing showed a 66.7% reduction in dog allergens and a 92.8% reduction in cat allergens.

Pet Agree Down Alternative Comforter

The Pet Agree Mattress Pad has a waterproof laminated polyester barrier that provides assurance against accidents. The polyester knit 16” deep skirt stretches to fit mattresses up to 18”. Available in Twin, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King sizes.

Pet Agree Mattress Pad

 

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Happy Golden Retriever Day!

Brighten up your day with an enthusiastic and golden wagging tail. Approaching people and other dogs with general friendliness, the Golden Retriever lives up to dog lore as a loyal pet. With an abundance of energy, this pup loves to play, run, and learn new things. Pair that with the lovely golden hues of this breed’s coat, and how can you resist a smile?

Tribute this beautiful and devoted dog with the Golden Retriever Dog Sculpture found on the Touch of Class® web site!

Golden Retriever Dog Sculpture

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