Category Archives: Cats

Increase Comfort with the Pet Agree Pet Allergen Reducing Mattress Pad

Snuggle with your furry friends without worrying about pet allergies. A soft cotton design and white hue grace the Pet Agree Mattress Pad, featuring PurissimoTM technology that uses natural probiotics to eliminate pet allergens. This machine washable bedding item has a polyester knit 16” deep pocket skirt, allowing it to fit mattresses up to 18” deep, and has a waterproof laminated barrier to provide assurance against accidents. Snuggling with your pet just got a lot easier.

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Pet Agree Waterproof Mattress Pad

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Keep Your Pet Safe Over Easter

Are the members of your household bunny-hopping into Easter—and fluttering like butterflies with preparations? Amid the hubbub, make sure your pet doesn’t frolic its way into any springtime hazards. Check out these Easter pet safety tips from PetMD and the ASPCA.

1. Choco-no-no
Keep chocolates, raisins, and artificially sweetened treats away from your pets. Chocolate is potentially toxic to dogs and cats; according to PetMD, dark chocolate and unsweetened chocolate are the most toxic. Consult your veterinarian immediately if you suspect your pet has eaten chocolate.

2. “Fill”-ing like trouble?
If you’re looking for another reason to dislike Easter grass, here it is: This filler can pose choking and digestive hazards to pets. Keep pets out of baskets—candy wrappers, foil, plastic eggs, and toys can also be dangerous.

3. Not so egg-cellent
Pets shouldn’t eat raw eggs due to possible salmonella contamination. While you’re on the egg lookout, make sure the dye you use is nontoxic.

4. Food blues

PetMD cautions that you shouldn’t give fatty foods, onions, or garlic to your pet. Fatty foods like ham can upset your pet’s stomach (or cause more serious issues), while onions and garlic can be toxic, depending on the amount.

5. Flower away
All parts of the lily plant are highly toxic to cats. Consider other decorations if you share your home with a feline. View the ASPCA’s entire plant list here.

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Bring on Spring! (While Keeping Your Pet Safe)

Spring is officially here! While those cooped-up days of cabin fever might be waning, it’s important to keep a few things in mind before you and your pet savor spring in all its glory. Here are a few springtime pet safety tips from PetMD and the ASPCA.

  1. Keep spring-cleaning chemicals out of pets’ reach. Follow all labels regarding use and ventilation, and don’t forget to store cleaning products properly.
  2. Before you fling open those windows to let the spring air waft into your home, be sure that your windows are snugly screened and that no screens are in need of repair.
  3. Inspect your dog’s leash and collar for tears.
  4. Make sure your pet’s ID information is up to date.
  5. Reintroduce more vigorous exercise slowly so that your pet can acclimate to it.
  6. Keep pets away from recently fertilized lawns and consider pet-safe alternatives. Likewise, keep lawn-care products out of pets’ reach.
  7. Check to see if your pet is up to date on its medications and preventatives.
  8. Keep those Easter staples out of pets’ reach (especially the ubiquitous Easter grass!). Chocolate and artificial sweeteners are harmful to pets; lilies are toxic to cats.
  9. Take your furry pal to the vet if he seems to be suffering from spring allergies.

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Feline-Fond? Decorate with the Kitten Trio Table Vase for Spring!

Brimming with your artificial flowers or faux greenery, the Kitten Trio Table Vase will be your favorite spring decoration. Depending upon the filler arrangement you choose, this vase can look as simple or as extravagant as you please. Made from resin and metal, this adorable vase features three waiting kittens, an openwork basket, and a stunning bronze finish. This 10″H decorative table vase also makes a wonderful gift for the fellow cat lover in your life!

Click here to purchase this vase on the Touch of Class® site!

Kitten Trio Table Vase

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14 Sweet Ways to Pamper Your Pet for Valentine’s Day

You don’t need a special day to pamper your pet, but Valentine’s Day is a nice reminder nonetheless. This “people holiday” can be a wonderful “pet holiday” too! When those paws come padding across the floor to see you on February 14th, you’ll be ready with lots of love and attention. Get inspired with these 14 sweet and simple ways to pamper your pet.

Pets on pet furniture cover

1. Playtime for two
The two of you can always find something to do! You know your pet’s favorite activity, whether it’s romping around playing fetch or scampering after a toy mouse, so set aside some time for lively play.

2. Spending time with others
If your dog is social and well-behaved, he’ll probably enjoy spending time with other dogs, kids, or adults. Your dog gets to be lavished with pets and pats; plus, a visit from your pup might brighten someone’s day!

3. Going for a walk
If the weather allows, go for a walk past your dog’s favorite sniffing grounds.

4. Quiet time
If your tuckered-out puppy needs a little downtime, let him rest, but not without a blissful belly rub or scratch behind the ear, of course.

5. New toy
You don’t have to get rid of his favorite slobbery stuffy, but you can always surprise your pet with a new toy to pique his interest.

6. Home spa day
If a professional pet grooming session isn’t in the budget, have a home spa day. Groom your dog so he’s looking extra-handsome, or brush your cat while she purrs with contentment.

7. Homemade meal
Tie on your apron, and prepare your pet’s favorite meal – just be sure that the ingredients are healthy and safe for your pet.

8. Special food treat
Pick up something delicious (to canine minds, anyway) from the dog bakery, or indulge your pet in a treat that he doesn’t get very often. Delight your parrot with nutrient-rich fresh fruit; some seeds and certain fruits may be off-limits.

9. Shared sofa space
You don’t have to banish your pet from the sofa anymore; just be prepared with a pet furniture cover that protects most of the furnishing, or a pet cover with bolsters.

10. Shared bed space
Let your dog or cat catch 40 winks during the day or slumber for the night at the foot of your bed. You don’t have to fret about damage to your comforter or bedspread if you have a bed protector for pets.

11. Accent table/pet house
Give your small pet his own safe, cozy hideaway while furnishing your room with an accent table/pet house. Placed beside your chair or bed, this table will suit both you and your pet!

12. Food area update
Chow time! If your dog’s food mat is looking a little dingy, or it keeps sliding across the floor, place his bowls on a new personalized pet mat with slip-resistant backing.

13. Sweet(er) dreams
Freshen up your pet’s bed by washing the removable cover. Or, if it’s time for a new pet bed, find him something plush and soft with plenty of extra cushioning. Older animals especially will appreciate having a memory foam pet bed for pressure relief.

14. Animal attire
Winter shivers shouldn’t ruin this day. If your dog has short/thin hair or a weakened immune system, he might be more comfortable in a sweater or jacket. Just be sure to find a material that won’t cause your pet discomfort, and measure properly so that the fit is good. Socks or boots with grips can be helpful to elderly dogs or those in need of traction on slippery areas.

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Get Organized! Helpful Products for Tidier Living with Pets

You have organizers for your own belongings, so why not give your pet the same treatment? Maintain your home’s cleanliness while adding a personal pet touch with these solutions.

These items are available now on the Touch of Class® web site; simply click on each item to shop!

The Paws and Bones WaterHog® Pet Mat will catch spills and help preserve your spotless floors. This mat has a rubber backing to help prevent slippage, comes in multiple colors, and includes free customization.

Paws and Bones Personalized Pet Mat

Allow your pet to lounge with you while keeping your bed free of hair. Designed by Touch of Class®, the faux suede, double diamond-quilted Mason Ultimate Bed Protector can be monogrammed with your pet’s name.

Mason Bed Protector for Pets

Sustain the flow of your kitchen decor with the Pet Food Hideaway Storage Unit. With a hinged lid, two drawers, and two dishes, this wooden unit can hold your pet’s food, treats, and bowls—leaving your kitchen theme intact.

Pet Food Hideaway Storage Unit

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We Woof You Meowy Holidays!

Whether you’ve recently welcomed a new four-legged friend into your home or you’re spending quality time with your faithful furry companion, we wish you a very enjoyable holiday!

We hope you and your faithful pet have a purrfectly merry holiday—and a howling good 2022!

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Dogs and Cats Watching Santa Lighted Canvas Wall Art

Brighten up your holiday with enchanting furry friendship. The magic of Christmas abounds in the Dogs and Cats Watching Santa Canvas. Perfect for any pet lover, this seasonal wall art features a wintry scene of household pets watching Santa and his reindeer fly through a sky sparkling with stars.

Light up any room with the twinkling fiber optic and LED lights accentuating Santa’s sleigh, decorating the snowy pine trees, and illuminating the winter sky. Three cats and two dogs witness Santa’s arrival, wondering at the gifts he’s about to deliver. Designed by ©The MacNeil Studio, this canvas is gallery-wrapped over a wooden frame and measures 24”Wx1”Dx36”H. The lights work via an on/off switch and require three of your AA batteries.

The perfect art piece for the pet parent in your life, the Cats and Dogs Watching Santa Canvas Wall Art will captivate guests with holiday spirit. Shop our entire collection of Pet Christmas Canvases on the Touch of Class® web site!

Dogs and Cats Watching Santa Canvas Wall Art

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Pet-Themed Clothtique Santa Figurines for 2021

The holidays are an un-fur-gettable time for your pets. Full of vim and vigor, these dogs and cats look forward to their visit with Santa “Paws” along with the toys, treats, and all of the magic that he brings.

Sure to be a “howladay” favorite, these collectibles for 2021 depict Santa Claus with truly lovable characters that will paw at your heart. These resin Possible Dreams® Clothtique™ Santa figurines have signature brass tags and Clothtique™ stiffened fabric. Each is expertly handcrafted, hand-sewn, and handpainted with extraordinary attention to detail.

Click here to view the pet-themed Clothtique™ figurines on the Touch of Class® site, including our new introductions shown below.

🎄 Warning! Cuteness Overload! 🎄

Perfectly dressed in a red hat and antlers, these pups are beggin’ for Donuts for Doggies. Make sure these Christmas critters do not miss out on their favorite treat this holiday season.

Donuts for Doggies Clothtique Santa Figurine

A Basketful of Kittens is the “purr”fect Christmas gift. You gotta be “kitten” if you think you can decorate with a cuter Christmas trio.

Basketful of Kittens Clothtique Santa Figurine

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Pet Safety: Avoiding Autumn Seasonal Hazards

Does it feel like languid summer where you live, or is there a cool fall nip in the air? Perhaps you and your pet are taking advantage of the break in the heat to get active outdoors, or maybe you’re curled up inside, indulging in a new season of television. Autumn poses its challenges to pets, like any season, but with a few precautions, you’ll still have plenty of fall fun. Take a look at these reminders from PetMD and the ASPCA.

Dwindling Daylight

If only fall didn’t come with fewer hours of daylight! Take care when walking your pet, keeping in mind that the reduced light makes it more difficult for drivers to see the two of you. Wear reflective gear and bring along a flashlight; you might even consider a light-up collar for your pet. Ensure that your pet’s tag and/or microchip information is up to date.

School Supplies

You might feel like your dog needs a refresher on what he learned in obedience school, but he certainly doesn’t need any school supplies! Keep glue sticks, markers, and other school supplies out of pets’ reach. Even an item with low toxicity can be harmful in other ways (as a choking hazard or the cause of a blockage).

Antifreeze

Don’t let your pet be lured by the taste of antifreeze. This temptation is extremely toxic to pets, even in small amounts. Check your car for leaks, clean up spills immediately, and keep your pet away from areas where antifreeze is stored. Seek veterinary attention if your pet ingests it.

Rodenticides

Likewise, rodenticides are toxic to pets and should be used with extreme caution. Place them in an area that is completely inaccessible to pets.

Mushrooms

Most mushrooms are not harmful to your pet, but a small percentage of them are toxic. It’s best to remove them from your yard and to keep your curious pet away from an area where mushrooms are growing. Consult your veterinarian immediately if your pet ingests a wild mushroom.

Fleas and Ticks

Just because temperatures dip doesn’t mean it’s safe to stop your pet’s preventative medication. In most areas, autumn is one of the worst seasons for fleas and ticks. Consult your veterinarian, who will probably suggest that you continue your pet’s flea and tick preventatives year round. Follow label instructions carefully, and use only the dosage that is appropriate for your pet.

Cold Weather

Be aware of cold snaps and drops in nighttime temperatures. Ensure outdoor pets have adequate food, water, and shelter. If you take your indoor pet outside, keep in mind that he may not be able to withstand cooler temperatures for long periods of time.

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