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.
If you and Rover have been traipsing in and out of the house as summer draws near, you might be having mixed feelings—it’s great to get the exercise but not so much fun to clean up the floor.
The Aqua Shield™ pet mat is a great solution!
Each specialty mat is made in the USA and boasts an exclusive Water Dam border to keep dirt and water inside the mat, as well as a slip-resistant rubber backing. The mat can be used indoors or outdoors year round, and it will not mildew, mold, or rot.
Each mat can be used as a food and water bowl mat if you prefer!
The Paws and Bones Mat can be personalized with your pet’s name, while the Bark Bark Mat has paw prints and the repeating word Bark. The Dog Treats Mat features dog bone shapes.
Click here to view and shop all the Aqua Shield™ pet mats mentioned above.
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.
It’s Love Your Pet Day! How do you plan to celebrate? If you’re feeling a bit guilty that you and your pet don’t have any spots to hang out together, consider a furniture cover. After playtime is over and you’re both tuckered out, you can relax together (and no one will be shooed off the sofa).
The Paramount Furniture Cover boasts a quilted, polyester microfiber construction that is water-repellent, snag-resistant, and soil-resistant. Each cover protects more than 90% of your furnishing. The machine-washable furniture cover is sold in the following sizes: recliner/wing chair, loveseat, sofa, and extra-long sofa. All sizes except the recliner/wing chair cover have straps with hidden D-rings to help secure the cover.
Available in six solid colors, the Paramount Furniture Cover is an exclusive design from Touch of Class®; you won’t find it anywhere else! Click here for measurement information and to shop these covers.
February is the perfect month to show your pet a little extra love—not only is Valentine’s Day just around the corner, but it’s also Responsible Pet Owners Month. Take some time to review these great suggestions from the AVMA on how to be a responsible pet parent. Click here to read more.
❤️ Thinking of welcoming a new pet? Select a pet that fits your lifestyle.
❤️ Remember that your pet needs exercise and mental stimulation.
❤️ Be sure your pet receives preventative health care.
❤️ Clean up after your pet.
❤️ Check that your pet has proper, up-to-date identification.
❤️ Obey local ordinances that pertain to your pet.
❤️ Have an evacuation plan in place in case of an emergency.