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July 15th Is National Pet Fire Safety Day

If you have a plan in place in case of a fire, give yourself a pat on the back—but make sure that plan includes your pet too! Today is National Pet Fire Safety Day, and it’s great time to make sure you’re doing everything you can to protect your pet.

Here are a few tips from the American Red Cross and American Kennel Club.

  • Include your pet in your family plan.
  • When you practice your escape plan, include your pet.
  • Prepare a disaster supply kit for your pet.
  • Never leave pets unattended around open flames.
  • Use flameless candles instead of ones lit with real flames.
  • Remove stove knobs or protect them with covers before you leave.
  • Use pet notification clings noting the number of pets in the house.

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Product Spotlight: Meow Cat Food Bowl Set

This adorable Cat Food Bowl Set deserves plenty of meows for its adorable design! You’ll be ready to swap out those utilitarian pet food bowls for this sweet set. 

Each white ceramic bowl features the black debossed word “Meow” and the lower part of a cat’s face. Bowls are 2.5”-3”H and are perfect for your feline’s food and water.

Click here to view and order the Cat Food Bowl Set.

Meow Ceramic Pet Food Bowl Set

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Take a Quiz in Honor of Adopt-a-Cat Month!

In June, the American Humane Association promotes Adopt-a-Cat Month! It’s a great time to consider welcoming a new feline friend into your home. For some helpful cat adoption tips, click here.

Do you think you know all there is to know about cats? Take this 10-question quiz and find out! Questions are from Animal Planet, Fact Retriever, and PetMD. Answers are below.

1. A cat’s ____ is usually not directed at another cat, but a human.

A. Hiss
B. Meow
C. Snarl
D. Spit

2. Nearly ____ million cats are kept as household pets in North America.

A. 31
B. 52
C. 73
D. 85

3. Most kittens are born with ____ eyes, which change color as they age.

A. Yellow
B. Hazel
C. Green
D. Blue

4. Ailurophilia refers to ____.

A. A fear of cats
B. A love of cats
C. A hatred of cats
D. Knowledge of cats

5. The first cartoon cat was ____ in 1919.

A. Sylvester
B. Figaro
C. Felix
D. Garfield

6. The oldest cat lived to be ____ years old.

A. 22
B. 26
C. 32
D. 38

7. The first cat in space was sent by ____.

A. France
B. The Soviet Union
C. The United States
D. China

8. The first significant cat show was organized in 1871 in ____.

A. Paris
B. Cairo
C. London
D. New York City

9. All but which of the following can be harmful or toxic to cats?

A. Onions
B. Cooked chicken
C. Alcohol
D. Chocolate

10. Cats sweat through their ____.

A. Nose
B. Tongue
C. Paws
D. Ears

Answers: 1) B. 2) C. 3) D. 4) B. 5) C. 6) D. 7) A. 8) C. 9) B. 10) C.

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Playtime Pet-Themed Home Decor

Are you looking for pet-themed home decor that is as playful as your furry pal? The Playtime items have a cute, sweet style with adorable puppies and kittens toying with balls of yarn.

The semi-sheer tier window treatment set is embellished with ruffled accents, navy trim, paw prints, and saddle brown collar motifs. Set includes a swag valance and a tier pair.

The eco PVC foam comfort mat has a solid navy outer border and inner collar trim. The anti-fatigue floor mat has slip-resistant backing.

Click here to view and order the Playtime home decor shown below.

Playtime Pet-Themed Tier Window Treatment Set Playtime Pet-Themed Comfort Mat

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Fur-riendly Reminder: It’s National Pet Week!

Did you know that each dog has a unique nose print, with no two exactly alike? Did you know that a group of cats is called a clowder? And did you know that it’s National Pet Week?

Sponsored by the Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association, National Pet Week is May 6-14, 2018. The theme for 2018 is “Barks, Purrs, Tweets, and Neighs; Pets Speak Love Many Ways.”

This week is all about encouraging responsible pet ownership and increasing the public’s awareness of veterinary medicine. You can learn more about National Pet Week by clicking here.

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Exclusive Clearwater Reversible Striped Furniture Covers

It’s a month into spring! Is your pet caught up in the excitement of the switch to a new season? It’s almost as if he knows that soon you’ll be spending lots of time outdoors… but for now he’ll make do with romping around with total abandon and trying out each seat in the room. There’s no subduing that spring energy, so you might as well protect your furnishings from dirt and pet hair while you can.

The Clearwater Reversible Striped Furniture Covers are perfect for spring with their fun striped pattern and soft coastal colors. Display the multicolored side, with stripes in vanilla, ivory, spring green, glacier, jade, blue shadow, and light blue; or the reverse, with colors of blue shadow, steel blue, and light blue. Each brushed polyester microfiber furniture cover has channel quilting and is machine washable.

Several size options are available: recliner, loveseat, sofa, and grande sofa. All sizes except the recliner cover have straps with D-rings to help keep the cover in place. Each cover has a side pocket for remotes or reading materials.

The Clearwater Furniture Cover is a Touch of Class® exclusive design, so you won’t find it anywhere else. Click here for measurement information and to order this cover.

Clearwater Reversible Striped Furniture Covers
Clearwater Reversible Striped Furniture Covers

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Every Day Is Tag Day 2018

Here’s a pet “holiday” you might not know about: Every Day Is Tag Day! Celebrated on the first Saturday in April, this holiday is just a reminder to keep your pets safe by tagging and/or microchipping them.

Even if your pet has a tag, this is a great time to check that your pet’s identification information is correct and up to date. Remember that even indoor pets need ID tags!

Learn more about proper pet identification and microchips at the American Humane Association’s site.

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