Category Archives: Cats

Get Winter-Ready with Snowflake Holiday Pet Furniture Covers

The holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re a pet owner, this usually means two things: one, you’re waging a constant war with pet hair to keep your home looking presentable for guests. And two, a willful cat or sad-eyed pup can never truly be kept off the couch. It just isn’t going to happen.

But all is not lost! Quilted furniture covers are stylish and make tidying up a breeze. With sizes available for your recliner, loveseat, or sofa, the Snowflake Furniture Protector features cushy box-quilting. So your pet may be more inclined to lounge around on your furniture, but that’s okay. The microfiber polyester material is water-repellent as well as soil- and snag-resistant. Just toss your furniture cover in the wash (cold on the gentle cycle!) when your living room could use some freshening up. No more last-minute lint rolling!

As a bonus, the elegant snowflake print on medium blue is perfect for low-key winter decorating. For once, you can find recliner and couch protectors for dogs and cats that actually fit your holiday aesthetic. A few Swedish paper stars all hung in the window, a fluffy throw for some cuddling with your animal friend, and you’re all set!

Click here to view measurement information and to order this holiday furniture cover.

Blue Snowflake Holiday Furniture Covers
Blue Snowflake Holiday Furniture Protectors

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New Pet-Themed Clothtique Santa Figurines for 2017

When he’s not supervising the toy-making efforts at the North Pole or delivering presents to the names on his “good list,” Santa loves to spend time with furry creatures! Santa has a definite soft spot for pets, from the gentle giants of the dog world to the tiniest kittens. These new Clothtique™ collectibles for 2017 depict Santa and his animal friends in sweet, sometimes playful scenes. Each Possible Dreams® Clothtique™ figurine is crafted with attention to detail; handpainted resin features and hand-sewn, stiffened cloth attire make these decorations stand out among your collectibles.

Click here to view a variety of pet-themed Clothtique™ figurines, including the new introductions shown below.

The Special Handling Required Clothtique™ captures a heartwarming moment as Santa and his four-legged pals mail holiday greetings to veterinarians and pet adoption centers.

You’ll agree that this patient pup is certainly a “Good Dog.” This Clothtique™ figurine depicts Santa and his canine helper decorating a little Christmas tree with glittery bone-shaped ornaments.

 Special Handling Required Clothtique Figurine Good Dog Clothtique

This frisky black kitten just can’t wait to find out if he “Got Catnip” for Christmas! This lighthearted Clothtique™ features Santa with an embroidered knit stocking and a curious cat nearby.

It looks like these animal buddies dozed off Waiting for Santa, but at least they remembered to leave him a treat! This Clothtique™ figurine has adorable details, including paw print stockings, a note for Santa, and treats in the bag for the slumbering mouse and dog.

Got Catnip Clothtique Waiting for Santa Clothtique

 

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All About Halloween Pet Safety!

Halloween is creeping ever-closer… If you’ve been running around, buying bags of candy, finding just the right costumes for the little goblins in your house, or simply ushering your home decor into the autumn season, you might have overlooked something. Your four-legged friend! Is he ready for the spookiest night of the year? Never fear! We have a Halloween pet safety recap all ready for you. Click on the links below to read our pet safety tips to make this holiday the best (and safest) one yet! 

🎃 General Halloween pet safety tips

🎃 Pet Halloween costume safety

🎃 Halloween decorating hazards for pets

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Christmas Sneak Peek: Personalized Pet Ornaments by Kurt Adler

Shh… Santa’s letting you have a sneak peak at what the elves at Kurt Adler, Inc. have been working on: pet Christmas ornaments! And if you’re in the merry mood early this year, you can 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 (fur-sonalized?) to add a truly special touch to your tree.

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?

The Christmas dog ornament is available in 10 dog breed styles: Beagle, Black Lab, Boxer, Bulldog, Dachshund, French Bulldog, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Yellow Lab, or Yorkshire Terrier.

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

Each glittery Christmas ornament features a detailed pet wearing a Santa hat, a decorated Christmas tree, a red base, and a gold string for hanging. The dog ornaments even have bone motifs on the base.

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

Christmas Dog Personalized Ornaments
Christmas Cat Personalized Ornaments

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September Is Animal Pain Awareness Month

Undoubtedly, your pet has come up with all kinds of ways to “tell” you when he’s hungry or needs attention—but how does he express pain? September is Animal Pain Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to review some of the signs that your pet may be in pain. Remember to spread the knowledge, and to always consult your veterinarian if you notice these symptoms. He or she can recommend the best treatment options.

The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management has compiled a list of common signs that your pet may be in pain. We’ve listed a few below. View the full list here.

Some common signs of pain in dogs:

  • Decreased social interaction
  • Whimpering
  • Howling or growling
  • Aggression
  • Refusal to move
  • Decreased appetite

Some common signs of pain in cats:

  • Reduced activity
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hiding
  • Lack of agility
  • Stops grooming
  • Weight loss

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Back-to-School Pet Safety Tips

Are you caught up in the chaos of buying school supplies, planning new schedules, and tackling to-do lists? Keep in mind that this time of year can be a big change for your pet too. Keep your pet safe and healthy during back-to-school time with these suggestions from the ASPCA and PetMD.

1. Keep backpacks out of pets’ reach
If possible, designate an area for children to place their backpacks that is out of the way of pets. Keep school supplies such as pencils, glue sticks, markers, and scissors away from those curious four-legged furballs. Other potential hazards include batteries and medications.

2. Likewise, stash those lunch bags
Remember to keep non-human food away from pets. Don’t let your pet sniff his way into a lunchbox containing grapes, raisins, chocolate, or gum (click here for the ASPCA’s full list of people-only food).

3. Gradually increase your separation time
Slowly let your pet acclimate to more “alone” time, rather than suddenly changing his schedule and leaving him without his buddies for an entire school day. Keep your departure and return low-key, and teach children to do the same. If you remain calm, there’s a better chance your pet will too.

4. Reduce stress and boredom by providing mental stimulation
Leave a safe, sturdy puzzle toy with your dog to keep his mind active. Toys that allow your pet to chew and lick can provide stress relief.

5. Don’t neglect your pet when you are home
Fit in aerobic exercise for your dog or play with your cat each day, preferably before you leave. It’s a great time for you to bond together; plus, if he’s tired, it can help him relax while you’re away. If mornings are too hectic, make sure your pet has some evening exercise to relieve pent-up energy.

6. Consult a veterinarian if needed
If your pet’s separation anxiety is severe, don’t punish your pet. Talk to your veterinarian to determine possible underlying causes and treatment options.

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Pet Safety Tips for Fourth of July Fireworks

Can you guess the busiest day of the year for many animal shelters in the United States? According to the American Humane Association, it is July 5th—that’s right; the day after the Fourth of July. This year, make a “pledge” that your pet will not be among the many that flee their homes in a panic after unsettling firework celebrations begin. Here are just a few tips, including some from the AVMA and the Humane Society, to keep your pet safe this Independence Day.

1. Make sure that your pet has a properly fitting collar with an attached ID tag and that all the information is up to date; likewise, check that all microchip information is current.

2. Take a picture of your pet so that you have a current photo just in case.

3. Earlier in the day, take your dog for a walk or run (but be vigilant about the summer’s heat and don’t overdo it). Exercise will help calm him and tire him out before the fireworks start.

4. Don’t take your pet to firework festivities or set off fireworks around your pet. Keep your pet indoors where he is safe; if possible, bring your outdoor pet indoors.

5. Keep exterior doors, pet doors, and windows shut to prevent a terrified pet from escaping outdoors and running away from the fireworks.

6. Lower blinds and cover windows so the bright lights of the fireworks don’t distress your pet.

7. Make sure your pet has a safe place in an interior room where he can retreat. Your pet may prefer a small, enclosed area to “hide” when he’s scared.

8. Place your pet’s favorite toys or familiar blankets nearby for comfort.

9. Turn on a calming television show, soothing music, or even a fan to help block out some of the firework noise.

10. Provide your dog with a safe chew toy to distract him and ease anxiety (and make sure cords are out of the way so they don’t become chew toys).

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