Category Archives: Dogs

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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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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Love My Pet Home Decor Collection

While it goes without saying that you love your pet, sometimes you want to say it anyway! This adorable mini collection of pet-themed home decor is all about expressing your close bond and fondness for your furry pal. You know that someone can’t love you without loving your pet too.

Each item has a hooked construction, pet silhouette, red heart, and lettering reading either “Love Me; Love My Cat” or “Love Me; Love My Dog.”

Cozy up a chair, bench, or sofa with this square decorative pillow; or warm up a bare floor with this sweet indoor accent rug. The pillow and rug would also make great gifts for the devoted pet owner in your life.

Click here to view and purchase the Love My Pet home decor items.

Love My Cat Decorative Pillow Love My Dog Accent Rug

 

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February 20th Is National Love Your Pet Day

Today is 🐱🐶National Love Your Pet Day🐱🐶! No prompting is needed to care about your pet, but you might need a gentle reminder to give your pal a little extra love today. Spend some quality time with your pet; no matter if he has fur, feathers, or scales, he’ll enjoy basking in your attention!

Did you know that pet ownership can also boost your well-being? According to Consumer Reports, we humans have pets to thank for an increase in activity, healthier hearts, and lowered stress levels. Click here to read more about the positive ways pets affect our physical and mental health.

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Sweeten Your Home with Five-Star Pet Decor

Are you looking for pet decor that is unique and memorable? What could be sweeter than these adorable animal sculptures, or more useful than a pet-sized furniture cover? Check out these five-star items that Touch of Class® customers just love! Click on each image to read more about the featured product, including dimensions and materials.

The Curious Cat Shelf Sitter will perch on your ledge to scope out the surroundings. His mischievous pose perfectly captures the likeness of an actual inquisitive cat!

Perky Oliver looks like he’s waiting for a pat on the head. This cairn terrier dog sculpture can be displayed indoors or outdoors; plus, it has a key safe!

Curious Cat Shelf Sitter Oliver Cairn Terrier Dog Sculpture

The Ultimate Microplush Quilted Pet Cover with Bolster is “just right” when you want a furniture protector that doesn’t cover the entire couch. This bolstered cover has a quilted, water-resistant seat and provides your pet with his own special place to snuggle up and get cozy.

These felines nuzzle together, expressing Purrfect Love. This cat sculpture will become one of your favorites with its depiction of cuddling kitties.

Ultimate Quilted Pet Cover with Bolster Purrfect Love Cat Sculpture

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Mason Ultimate Bed Cover for Pets

Your bed is perhaps the softest, comfiest area of the home—why wouldn’t your pet want to hang out there and get his prime cuddle time in? With the Mason Ultimate Bed Protector, you won’t have to banish your furry pal from the bed in order to spare your favorite comforter. Let your pet think that he’s “won” this battle as he surveys the room from atop the bed; after all, he looks so cute there in his special spot.

This bed protector for pets has a polyester microfiber, faux suede face that is double diamond-quilted. This cover is water-repellent and soil- and snag-resistant, so you don’t have to hold your breath every time your pet hops up on the bed. Available in multiple sizes and solid colors, this bed cover can also be monogrammed with your pet’s name for an adorable touch. Simply machine wash it when needed; then line dry it.

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

Mason Ultimate Quilted Faux Suede Bed Protector for Pets

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Most Popular Dog Names of 2017

What will 2018 bring for you and your family? If it’s a new dog, you might be curious to see the names that canine lovers chose most for their forever friends in 2017. According to rover.com, these were the most popular dog names in America last year. Scamper on over to their site if you want to see the full list—the top 100 names for male and female dogs.

Top 10 Male Dog Names:

1. Max
2. Charlie
3. Cooper
4. Buddy
5. Jack
6. Rocky
7. Oliver
8. Bear
9. Duke
10. Tucker

Top 10 Female Dog Names:

1. Bella
2. Lucy
3. Daisy
4. Luna
5. Lola
6. Sadie
7. Molly
8. Maggie
9. Bailey
10. Sophie

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