Perhaps just as important as Love Your Pet Day, Check the Chip Day is a reminder to make sure that your pet’s microchip information is up to date.
This pet “holiday” was created by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). These two organizations encourage you to take time to verify that all of your pet’s microchip details (especially phone number and address) are correct.
You can read more about Check the Chip Day by clicking here.
If you’re interested in learning more about microchipping, the AVMA has an FAQ page here.
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.
Are you looking for a unique, customized gift for the pet lover in your life? Consider a personalized recliner cover!
The Mason Ultimate Recliner Cover can be personalized with up to 14 characters, including spaces. The quilted, microfiber faux suede cover is a great way to protect a recliner from a pet; the cover is soil-resistant, snag-resistant, and water-repellent with a polypropylene backing. Just machine wash and line dry the furniture cover when it needs freshening up.
Choose from several solid colors to complement any decor!
The Mason Ultimate Recliner Protector is a Touch of Class® exclusive design, so you won’t find it anywhere else. Click here to view measurement information and to shop this furniture cover.
Can you name the nation’s longest-running humane education campaign? It’s Be Kind to Animals Week!
We “paws” this week to make sure we’re treating animals with care and kindness. Wondering how you can help? Check out these suggestions from the American Humane Association:
❤️ Take the “Kindness Pledge.”
❤️ Adopt a shelter pet.
❤️ Commit to animal kindness all year long.
❤️ Promote this week on social media.
❤️ Watch movies noting “No Animals Were Harmed.”
❤️ Report suspected animal abuse.
❤️ Make sure your pet’s ID information is up to date.
❤️ Teach children to be kind to animals.
❤️ Spend some quality time with your pet!
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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.
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.
Do you love both animals and wine? Your fondness for both can materialize in the whimsical form of these pet-themed cork holders!
Each unique pet Cork Caddy™ is hand-sculpted from metal and finished in a rich patina. Stylized, openwork designs and decorative colored stone embellishments add to the adorable appeal of these cork holders.
Each animal has a chalkboard accent or accents that allow you to personalize the item. Each pet Cork Caddy™ will hold approx. 55 of your wine corks.
Click here to learn more about these delightful pet-themed cork holders.
These charming animal sculptures are delightful as “outdoor pets”! Let them play worry-free in your flower bed or watch passersby from your porch. Each outdoor sculpture has realistic details and a lifelike expression. Which pet sculpture will find its way to your patio or garden this spring?
Click here to view a variety of outdoor animal sculptures, including the ones featured below.
With his ears perked up, Oliver looks like he could get into some mischief—but he promises not to dig any holes in your yard! He’ll even safeguard your spare key in the compartment in the base. Hand-cast in the USA, this dog sculpture is available in moss and antique white finishes.
This precious tabby is full of Natural Curiosity, but she won’t harm any of your feathered friends; she seems more interested in the snail on the tree stump. Add your birdseed to the basin of this cat sculpture, and enjoy the amusing sight of birds sharing their dinner space with an inquisitive kitty.
Who could resist the pleading eyes of this dachshund? This cutie appears to be waiting patiently for his Morning Walk, and the adorable details of this dog sculpture will win over dachshund devotees.
Nothing escapes the attention of this cat, who’s always On the Ready! Will it keep watch over your garden terrain or stand sentry on your porch? This darling cat sculpture is evocative of a real feline with a curled tail, smoky taupe color, and piercing, alert eyes.