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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.

Shop the Pet Agree Mattress Pad on the Touch of Class® web site!

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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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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Run Wild and Free with Horse Home Decor

Loose your spirit on the winds of the open plains with Horse Home Decor. The strength and grace embodied by these beautiful pets are sure to enchant your guests and feature your love for all things equine.

Lovely palomino, chestnut, and bay horses add color to your décor with sculpted details and realistic coloring. Place a table sculpture on a table or mantle to draw guests’ eyes to man’s faithful companion. Or add that final touch to your walls with finely detailed and handpainted switchplates.

Wild at Heart Table Sculpture
Horses Dimensional Switchplates

Display the strength of these marvelous pets with minimal coloring and the illusion of flowing movement. Show your Kindred Spirit with unique and dimensional golden bronze wall art. Illustrate the deep feelings of our equine friends with an exclusive table sculpture of two horse busts nuzzling together and forming an intriguing heart shape.

Kindred Spirit Wall Art
Loving Horses Table Sculpture

For more lovely horse and pet décor, visit the Touch of Class® web site!

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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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Pet Safety Tips for Fourth of July Fireworks

Can you guess the busiest day of the year for many animal shelters in the United States? According to the American Humane Association, it is July 5th—that’s right; the day after the Fourth of July. This year, make a “pledge” that your pet will not be among the many that flee their homes in a panic after unsettling firework celebrations begin. Here are just a few tips, including some from the AVMA, to keep your pet safe this Independence Day.

1. Make sure that your pet has a properly fitting collar with an attached ID tag and that all the information is up to date; likewise, check that all microchip information is current.

2. Take a picture of your pet so that you have a current photo just in case.

3. Earlier in the day, take your dog for a walk or run (but be vigilant about the summer’s heat and don’t overdo it). Exercise will help calm him and tire him out before the fireworks start.

4. Don’t take your pet to firework festivities or set off fireworks around your pet. Keep your pet indoors where he is safe; if possible, bring your outdoor pet indoors.

5. Keep exterior doors, pet doors, and windows shut to prevent a terrified pet from escaping outdoors and running away from the fireworks.

6. Lower blinds and cover windows so the bright lights of the fireworks don’t distress your pet.

7. Make sure your pet has a safe place in an interior room where he can retreat. Your pet may prefer a small, enclosed area to “hide” when he’s scared.

8. Place your pet’s favorite toys or familiar blankets nearby for comfort.

9. Turn on a calming television show, soothing music, or even a fan to help block out some of the firework noise.

10. Provide your dog with a safe chew toy to distract him and ease anxiety (and make sure cords are out of the way so they don’t become chew toys).

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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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