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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.

Click here to shop the Pet Agree Bedding on the Touch of Class® site.

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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Trio of Kittens Cat Wall Accent

Little kittens have a big curiosity—and sometimes they find themselves in quite a pickle! Made from resin, the Trio of Kittens Wall Accent depicts three mischievous cats hanging from a branch. Their wide eyes, realistic detailing, and perplexed expressions will steal the heart of any cat lover. 

Measuring 11”Wx4”Dx7”H, this small wall accent adds the purr-fect dash of feline fun to your home decor. Available in gray, black, and orange, this exclusive item is only sold on the Touch of Class site.

Trio of Gray Kittens Cat Wall Accent

Trio of Black Kittens Cat Wall Accent

Trio of Orange Kittens Cat Wall Accent

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“Paws” for Warm Holiday Wishes

Take some time during this busy and festive season to “paws” and spend quality time with your furry family member. New pet or long-time companion, brighten up their holiday and yours with purrs, kneading, and tail-wagging.

We wish you and your four-legged friend a purrfectly merry holiday—and a howling good 2021!

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Playful Pet Canvas Wall Art for Christmas

These Christmas pet canvases capture our furry friends at their most playful! Gallery-wrapped over a wood frame, each canvas is 22”Wx28”H.

Click here to shop these and other Christmas pet canvases.

In the Dog Watching Robin Canvas, a darling Westie puppy keeps his eyes on the little bird outside. The window is surrounded by festive holiday greenery, while indoors a toasty fire and a decorated tree create a warm, cozy setting.

Dog Watching Robin Christmas Canvas Wall Art

It’s A Kitten Christmas when these three cats get into mischief! In this canvas, the kittens do their best to look angelic… but it’s clear their curiosity has gotten the better of them as they play with the ribbon and ornaments. A fully trimmed tree with ornaments and berries stands behind them.

A Kitten Christmas Cats Canvas Wall Art

 

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Pet-Safe Alternatives to Halloween Treats

Halloween might look a little different this year, but one thing’s for certain—there will still be treats! As tempting as it is to include Fluffy or Fido in the mix, remember that most human treats are best left to humans.

According to the Pet Poison Helpline, the top food-related hazards to pets at Halloween are chocolate, candy, grapes/raisins, and candy wrappers. Foods with the artificial sweetener xylitol can also be poisonous to dogs (and are not recommended for cats either) according to PetMD.

So, how can you treat your pet this Halloween? 🎃

1. Homemade dog “ice cream”

Mix up some canine-friendly ice cream using recipes from PetMD. Here’s one to try (as long as your dog isn’t lactose intolerant): one half can of your dog’s canned food with a quarter cup of plain yogurt and a quarter cup of plain applesauce. Blend using a mixer or a blender, then pour it into a Tupperware container and pop it in the freezer.

2. Wet cat food

If your cat typically receives dry food, consider treating her to her favorite canned food. The first ingredient should be meat, says PetMD, and the food should not contain fillers like rice or corn.

3. Quality time
Will Halloween be a low-key holiday this year? All the better for your pet! Set aside some time to brush your pet, play together, or show him affection.

4. New pet toy
Stimulate your pet’s mind and discourage boredom with a new toy. The Humane Society of the United States and Paws.org have compiled guidelines for choosing safe pet toys; read them here and here.

5. Activity/exercise
Have a game of tug of war, or play indoor fetch with your dog. Let your kitty explore a cat tree or empty cardboard boxes. Remember to keep pet activities in a separate room and away from the front door if you are expecting Halloween visitors this October.

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Protect Your Furnishings This Autumn with Quilted Furniture Covers

Fall is here, and it’s time to get comfy and cozy! Pull out those autumn sweaters for yourself, and drape your furniture in the Mason Ultimate Quilted Covers. You and your pet can snuggle up together, and you won’t have to worry about damage to your furniture.

This furniture protector covers more than 90% of your furnishing with its generous, double-diamond quilted design. Available sizes include recliner/wing chair, loveseat, sofa, and extra-long sofa. All sizes except the recliner cover have straps and D-rings; for additional slip-resistance, use a rug pad! Cut it into sections and place them beneath the seat, back, and arms.

Made from microfiber faux suede and backed in polypropylene, this quilted furniture cover is soil-resistant, snag-resistant, and water-repellent. Several colors are available, so you can easily find the right hue to suit your space. Machine wash and line dry the furniture cover when it needs freshening up.

An exclusive design, the Mason Ultimate Furniture Protector is only available at Touch of Class®. Click here to shop this cover.

Mason Ultimate Quilted Furniture Covers

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Early-Elf Gift Idea: Kitten Carols Clothtique Santa Figurine

All you early shoppers will love this Christmas gift idea for cat owners! The Kitten Carols Clothtique™ Figurine is sure to put a smile on the face of your favorite “cat person.” Who could resist this festive scene, which features Santa and his feline friends caroling for the holidays? Santa and the cat trio are dressed in their finest. Two cats are adorned with color-changing lights.

By artist Ann Dezendorf, the resin Possible Dreams® Clothtique™ figurine is finely detailed. Santa wears a hand-sewn polyester fabric costume that is specially stiffened to add realism. His handpainted face expresses the sincere emotion highly prized by collectors. This 12”H figurine is new for 2020!

Click here to shop the Kitten Carols Clothtique™ Figurine on the Touch of Class® site. View the video below!

Kitten Carols Santa and Cats Clothtique Figurine

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Catnap Sleeping Kitten Wall Accent

Tuckered out from playing and climbing, it’s time for a little Catnap. Upon finding the perfect branch, this slumbering feline is sure to bring a measure of cuteness to your decor.

Made of resin, this adorable wall accent features a completely relaxed kitty cat on a tree branch enjoying kitten dreams. This cat-tastic gift-worthy item measures 10.5”Wx4.5”Dx8”H. The kitten wall accent is perfect for cat lovers and is available in three colorations: a black and white kitten, a striped gray kitten, and a striped orange kitten.

Click here to shop the Catnap Wall Accent from the Touch of Class® web site!

Catnap Black and White Sleeping Kitten Wall AccentCatnap Striped Gray Sleeping Kitten Wall AccentCatnap Striped Orange Sleeping Kitten Wall Accent

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July Is National Pet Hydration Awareness Month

It seems fitting that July is National Pet Hydration Month—we humans are trying to stay hydrated and cool this month too! Whether your pet is soaking up the summer outdoors or chilling indoors with the A/C, hydration is key. 

First of all, how much water does your pet need each day? According to PetMD, your pet needs about a half ounce to one full ounce of water per pound of body weight. As you might expect, large pets will need more water than small ones, and dogs will drink more water than cats. 

To ensure that your pet gets its daily H2O, PetMD recommends providing fresh, clean water that’s easily accessible, supplying multiple water bowls if you’re a multi-pet family, and keeping the water bowl away from noisy areas if your pet seems skittish. 

If you and your dog are out exercising, remember to stop for water breaks, especially if you notice that your dog is panting hard. PetMD recommends providing enough water to quench your pet’s thirst but not allowing large gulps that could lead to stomach upset.

Have a safe (and hydrated) July with your pet!

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