Monthly Archives: October 2018

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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