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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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Get Winter-Ready with Snowflake Holiday Pet Furniture Covers

The holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re a pet owner, this usually means two things: one, you’re waging a constant war with pet hair to keep your home looking presentable for guests. And two, a willful cat or sad-eyed pup can never truly be kept off the couch. It just isn’t going to happen.

But all is not lost! Quilted furniture covers are stylish and make tidying up a breeze. With sizes available for your recliner, loveseat, or sofa, the Snowflake Furniture Protector features cushy box-quilting. So your pet may be more inclined to lounge around on your furniture, but that’s okay. The microfiber polyester material is water-repellent as well as soil- and snag-resistant. Just toss your furniture cover in the wash (cold on the gentle cycle!) when your living room could use some freshening up. No more last-minute lint rolling!

As a bonus, the elegant snowflake print on medium blue is perfect for low-key winter decorating. For once, you can find recliner and couch protectors for dogs and cats that actually fit your holiday aesthetic. A few Swedish paper stars all hung in the window, a fluffy throw for some cuddling with your animal friend, and you’re all set!

Click here to view measurement information and to order this holiday furniture cover.

Blue Snowflake Holiday Furniture Covers
Blue Snowflake Holiday Furniture Protectors

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All About Halloween Pet Safety!

Halloween is creeping ever-closer… If you’ve been running around, buying bags of candy, finding just the right costumes for the little goblins in your house, or simply ushering your home decor into the autumn season, you might have overlooked something. Your four-legged friend! Is he ready for the spookiest night of the year? Never fear! We have a Halloween pet safety recap all ready for you. Click on the links below to read our pet safety tips to make this holiday the best (and safest) one yet!

🎃 General Halloween pet safety tips

🎃 Pet Halloween costume safety

🎃 Halloween decorating hazards for pets

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Christmas Sneak Peek: Personalized Pet Ornaments by Kurt Adler

Shh… Santa’s letting you have a sneak peak at what the elves at Kurt Adler, Inc. have been working on: pet Christmas ornaments! And if you’re in the merry mood early this year, you can go ahead and order them for yourself or stash them away as holiday gifts. These darling dog and cat Christmas ornaments can also be personalized (fur-sonalized?) to add a truly special touch to your tree.

All the beloved ornaments dangling from your tree say “family” in so many ways: those “First Christmas” baubles, construction-paper mice crafted from safety scissors, lopsided cotton-ball snowmen… so why not add an ornament that represents your four-legged family member?

The Christmas dog ornament is available in 10 dog breed styles: Beagle, Black Lab, Boxer, Bulldog, Dachshund, French Bulldog, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Yellow Lab, or Yorkshire Terrier.

The Christmas cat ornament is available in four variations: Black and White Cat, Gray Cat, Tabby Cat, or White Cat.

Each glittery Christmas ornament features a detailed pet wearing a Santa hat, a decorated Christmas tree, a red base, and a gold string for hanging. The dog ornaments even have bone motifs on the base.

Click here to view and order these personalized pet Christmas ornaments.

Christmas Dog Personalized Ornaments
Christmas Cat Personalized Ornaments

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Woof Airtight Dog Treat Canister

Pet parents everywhere will love the Woof Dog Treat Canister! This handy treat jar has a sweet, simple style that won’t look out of place on your countertop; plus, it provides an airtight receptacle for those “You learned a new trick!” or “You remembered the trick the next day!” treats. The white ceramic body is adorned with the uppercase word “WOOF,” a dimensional handle, and a cute ceramic paw print tag.

This classic dog treat jar also makes a great gift for the pet owners on your holiday shopping list!

Click here to view the Woof Dog Treat Canister.

Woof Dog Treat Canister

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Back-to-School Pet Safety Tips

Are you caught up in the chaos of buying school supplies, planning new schedules, and tackling to-do lists? Keep in mind that this time of year can be a big change for your pet too. Keep your pet safe and healthy during back-to-school time with these suggestions from the ASPCA and PetMD.

1. Keep backpacks out of pets’ reach
If possible, designate an area for children to place their backpacks that is out of the way of pets. Keep school supplies such as pencils, glue sticks, markers, and scissors away from those curious four-legged furballs. Other potential hazards include batteries and medications.

2. Likewise, stash those lunch bags
Remember to keep non-human food away from pets. Don’t let your pet sniff his way into a lunchbox containing grapes, raisins, chocolate, or gum (click here for the ASPCA’s full list of people-only food).

3. Gradually increase your separation time
Slowly let your pet acclimate to more “alone” time, rather than suddenly changing his schedule and leaving him without his buddies for an entire school day. Keep your departure and return low-key, and teach children to do the same. If you remain calm, there’s a better chance your pet will too.

4. Reduce stress and boredom by providing mental stimulation
Leave a safe, sturdy puzzle toy with your dog to keep his mind active. Toys that allow your pet to chew and lick can provide stress relief.

5. Don’t neglect your pet when you are home
Fit in aerobic exercise for your dog or play with your cat each day, preferably before you leave. It’s a great time for you to bond together; plus, if he’s tired, it can help him relax while you’re away. If mornings are too hectic, make sure your pet has some evening exercise to relieve pent-up energy.

6. Consult a veterinarian if needed
If your pet’s separation anxiety is severe, don’t punish your pet. Talk to your veterinarian to determine possible underlying causes and treatment options.

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