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Cockatoo Tropical Bird Home Decor

Birds of a feather flit through your home with tropical flair. Display tributes to this fun-loving and energetic pet throughout the rooms of your house in a variety of designs and mediums.

Display these elegant birds perched among flowers inside your home or outdoors in a covered porch or patio with metal and wood wall art. Grant space for a cockatoo to alight on any table in your home with a glossy and detailed table sculpture.

Or choose exclusive accents you can only find at Touch of Class®! These white parrot-like birds perch among the tropical fronds of their native environment. Give any room a soft glow with bird-inspired candleholders and store your trinkets in a palm frond-shaped decorative tray.

Looking for more tropical cockatoo décor to fill your home? Check out the Touch of Class® web site!

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Five-Star Pet Gifts

Are you looking for quality pet gifts for the animal lovers in your life? This five-star-rated pet decor will delight those who consider their cat, dog, or bird a member of the family. 

Find a resin cat garden statue that doubles as a bird feeder to brighten their outdoor space, or select an indoor table sculpture that closely resembles their beloved pal.

A microplush bolstered pet cover will allow their pet to snuggle up beside them on the sofa. For beds, a faux suede protector will cover the foot so their four-legged friend has a spot all its own. Each cover can be monogrammed with the pet’s name for a special touch.

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Natural Curiosity Cat Bird Feeder
Ultimate Microplush Quilted Pet Cover with Bolster
Good Dog Table Sculpture
Tropical Friends Parrot Table Sculpture
Mason Ultimate Bed Protector for Pets

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It’s National Pet Week!

National Pet Week was created in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the AVMA Auxiliary. Celebrated each year during the first full week of May, National Pet Week encourages pet owners to take steps to keep their pets happy and healthy. In honor of the 40th anniversary of this special week, the AVMA is highlighting seven essential actions to improve the welfare of pets. Click here to learn more!

Sunday: 
Choose well and commit for life.

Monday: 
Socialize now. New doesn’t have to be scary.

Tuesday: 
Nutrition and exercise matter.

Wednesday: 
Love your pet? See your vet!

Thursday: 
Travel with care.

Friday: 
Emergencies happen. Be prepared.

Saturday: 
Give your pet a lifetime of love.

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Charming Pet Decor for Spring

There are so many sights and scents for your pet to explore now that spring is here! Draw upon your pet’s adorable curiosity as you decorate your home for spring. Inquisitive expressions, soft tones, and playful personalities are all on display here.

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The striped orange feline of the Intrigued Cat Sculpture isn’t quite sure how a butterfly landed on its nose—or what to do with it now that it’s there. Made from resin, this lighthearted sculpture features realistic details that will remind you of your own cat’s fur.

Pastels are always pretty in spring, and the Urban Felines Wall Art Set will enhance your home with subtle color. Resembling pastel chalk drawings, these hand-embellished wooden plaques depict two watchful kitties looking out apartment windows at city skylines.

Intrigued Striped Orange Cat Sculpture Urban Felines Cat Wall Art Set

A trio of cats can mean triple the fun or three times the mischief. The Kitten Trio Table Vase will win the hearts of cat owners with its cute design. Made from resin and metal, the whitewashed decorative vase is ready to hold your faux greenery or artificial spring flowers.

This frisky cairn terrier will be happy to live outdoors when the weather is nice or indoors when it turns colder. The Oliver Dog Sculpture is hand-cast from bonded marble resin and hand-rubbed with a moss finish. The two of you will share a secret too—there’s a key safe in the bottom.

Kitten Trio Table Vase Oliver Cairn Terrier Dog Sculpture

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Coastal and Tropical Furniture Covers for Spring

Refresh your decor for spring while also protecting your furniture! Coastal and tropical furniture covers have a casual, laid-back appeal that will lighten the ambience of your living room.

Give your home island vibes with a leaf-print furniture cover, or make a splash with fun sea life designs. Click the images below to shop these furniture protectors on the Touch of Class® site.

The Paradise Leaf Tropical Furniture Cover features beautiful watercolor-style leaves in sage and neutral tones. Water-repellent and soil-resistant properties protect your furnishing, while straps and D-rings (on all except the recliner cover) help keep it in place. Ogee quilting gives this cover a finished, polished appearance.

Paradise Leaf Tropical Furniture Cover

The quilted Under the Sea Coastal Furniture Cover features aquatic wonders, including seahorses, coral, and seashells in warm green, light brown, and dark blue. The elastic strap helps to secure the protector in place. Enjoy two looks in one—this cover is reversible to ticking stripes.

Under the Sea Coastal Furniture Cover

The Harbor Life Furniture Cover teems with coastal splendor. Seashells, fish, seahorses, coral, starfish, and words decorate the surface in cocoa and aqua hues on off-white. This reversible furniture cover from Lush Decor has vermicelli quilting and bound ends.

Harbor Life Coastal Furniture Cover

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Live, Love, and Bark with New Farmhouse Dogs Bath Accents

Let your faithful companion guide you through a way of simple living with the lovely Farmhouse Dogs Bath Accents. With classic motifs and neutral hues, these accessories will bring delightful charm to your bathroom while your “fur-ever friend” reminds you to “live, love, bark.”

The Shower Curtain features a classic off-white and black buffalo plaid coupled with embroidered dogs perched on a velvet applique ribbon. We recommend the use of a waterproof shower curtain liner, not included.

Farmhouse Dogs Plaid Shower Curtain

The 5-Piece Bath Set includes a lotion/soap dispenser, a brush holder, one bath towel, and two hand towels. The white ceramic bath accessories have handpainted black accents. The lotion/soap dispenser is shaped like an adorable dog, and the brush holder resembles an openwork doghouse with a pup lounging inside. The off-white towels feature embroidered dogs, cute sayings, and dashed hems in charcoal, silver, and black.

Farmhouse Dogs 5 pc Bath Set

These delightful and classic bath accents are the perfect update for any dog lover’s powder room. Shop the Farmhouse Dogs Bath Collection on the Touch of Class® web site now!

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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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“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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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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Tips and Tricks for a Great Game of Fetch

As summer shows hints of the cooler season to come, it’s the perfect time to play fetch with your dog! Fetch is great for exercise and for releasing your dog’s pent-up energy. Your dog might be a natural, or he might need some practice to grasp the game. Make fetch a part of your playtime repertoire with these tips from WebMD Pets and the American Kennel Club.

  • Start small, with quick indoor games of fetch. When you first take the game outside, choose a time when there aren’t other dogs or people around to minimize distractions.
  • Try modifying a tug-of-war game. After a short game of tug, toss the toy a few inches away so that your dog runs to it, then grab the toy and start another game. Throw it farther away each time. Tug on the toy when it’s in your dog’s mouth to encourage him to come back to you. This should eventually evolve into a fetch-like game. (Read more here.)
  • Or, try a treat-based approach for dogs reluctant to fetch. First, place the toy on the ground. When your dog looks at it, utilize clicker training and reward your dog with a treat. Continue to reward your dog with each interaction until he associates the two. Next, step up your game! Save rewards for when your dog sniffs the toy, puts his mouth on it, or picks it up. After your dog is reliably picking up the toy, encourage him to bring it back to you and reward him when he does. (Read more here.)
  • If your dog will chase a Frisbee, choose one specifically made for dogs so it won’t chip his chompers. Throw it lower to the ground so your dog isn’t jumping high into the air and risking injury.
  • End the fetch game while your dog still wants to play and isn’t bored.

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