Do you plan your Christmas list far ahead of time? Are you an early bird when it comes to holiday decorating? Even if you’re not, you can still enjoy a little online window shopping. Here are just a few of the holiday pet items we have to offer this year. Cuddle up with your furry friend, and have a look!
Put some levity in indoor or outdoor decorating with these holiday dog rugs from Liora Manne’s Front Porch Collection. Each rug depicts a mischievous dog who has managed to get himself tangled up in the Christmas lights. These humorous holiday rugs feature a Yellow Lab or Black Lab, along with a message: “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings.” Not only are these indoor/outdoor rugs funny and festive, but they’re also UV-stabilized for less fading and naturally insect- and mildew-resistant.
Kind-hearted Santa loves pets as much as you do! Treat yourself, your veterinarian, or your favorite pet owner to a holiday collectible featuring Kris Kringle with his animal pals. The Paws and Claus Clothtique depicts “Dr. Santa” with a basket full of tiny, adorable animals. In the High Five Clothtique, an eager pup raises his paw to congratulate Santa on his Christmas deliveries. Sure to warm the hearts of Yellow Lab and Golden Retriever owners, the dog wears a festive red coat to coordinate with Santa.
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As you step toward your door after a tough day, what thoughts are racing through your mind? Wouldn’t it be nice to be reminded of the furry friend who awaits inside, with happy barks or an affectionate nuzzle? These pet-shaped doormats might just remind you to shake off that stress and enjoy some quality time with your cat or dog.
Both decorative and functional, these adorable doormats feature the rubber outline of a pet, with coir in place of fur. Durable, mildew-resistant coir bristles are great for removing dirt from your shoes so you don’t trek it inside. These pet-shaped doormats also have a rubber backing to help keep them in place. Whether you choose the cat doormat or dog doormat, you’ll be happy to see its cute outline welcoming you inside.
What will Labor Day weekend be like for you and your pet? We hope your extended weekend is stress-free and safe, whether you and your pet are lolling about on the patio, enjoying a late-summer party, or traveling to see loved ones. Reduce the chance of mishaps with these Labor Day weekend pet safety tips.
Before You Leave
PetMD recommends a number of steps for safely traveling with your furry pal, starting with proper pet identification. Make sure all tag and microchip information is accurate and up-to-date, just in case the two of you would become separated. If your pet isn’t a frequent traveler, take him on short trips ahead of time.
Keep Fido in mind when you’re preparing your packing list – you never know when you’ll face a wrinkle in your plans. PetMD recommends compiling a first aid kit that includes items like gauze and bandages, as well as your pet’s medical records. Remember to bring along extra pet medication, food, and water.
On the Road Again
Though a dog’s blissful face sticking out the car window is one of summer’s most cherished images, PetMD recommends that you secure your pet at all times. Use an appropriate restraining harness that connects to the safety belt. If you use a carrier, ensure that it is well-ventilated, large enough for your pet, and secured inside the car. Never leave your pet alone in a hot car; even with the windows down a bit, the temperature can rise quickly and endanger your pet.
Fun in the Sun?
If you and your pet are spending time outdoors this weekend, have fun, but make sure you don’t overdo it. Avoid exercising during the hottest times of the day, and limit the intensity of activity in accordance with the temperature. Remember that your pet will need protection from the heat, including an open, shady area to rest and plenty of water to prevent dehydration. Swap outdoor fun for indoor quality time if your pet is elderly or ailing. The Humane Society reminds pet owners to be on the lookout for signs of heatstroke, such as heavy panting, difficulty breathing, and lack of coordination. Take your pet to a veterinarian if you suspect heatstroke.