Category Archives: pet

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

Leave a comment

Filed under Dogs, pet, Pet Gifts, Pet Owner Gifts, TOC Products, Touch of Class Products

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under Cats, Dogs, pet, Pet Health, Pet Safety

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 and the Humane Society, 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).

Leave a comment

Filed under Cats, Dogs, pet, Pet Safety

Mason Pet Furniture Cover with Bolster

It’s summer, and you and your pet have been having all kinds of fun, so maybe rules are lax around the house. If your pet has claimed a spot beside you on the couch, you might have decided to just go with it. At least you can still protect your sofa with the Mason Faux Suede Pet Cover with Bolster!

Instead of covering your entire sofa, this protector covers only a portion of it, providing your pet with his own dedicated snuggle space beside you. Made from polyester microfiber, this cover has a double diamond-quilted seat that is soil-, snag-, and water-resistant. And your pet will love the comfy bolster around the sides; he can rest his head on top or cuddle up next to it. The bolster also prevents pet hair from finding its way into the nooks and crannies of your sofa—though no promises for the rest of the house!

This special furniture cover is available in two sizes and several solid colors. It can also be monogrammed for a pet-perfect touch. The zippered cover is machine washable, so you can freshen it up whenever you like.

The Mason Furniture Cover with Bolster 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 Pet Furniture Cover with Bolster

Leave a comment

Filed under Cats, Dogs, pet, Pet Furniture Covers, Pet Owner Gifts, TOC Products, Touch of Class Products

Pet-Friendly SmartStrand® Sarasota Tropical Area Rugs

Can you have both pets and high-quality area rugs? Of course! From Mohawk, a leader in the flooring industry worldwide, the Sarasota Area Rugs provide tasteful tropical embellishment, durability, comfort underfoot, and superior stain resistance.

Made in the USA, these rugs are a wonderful decorating solution for households with children and pets. Durable DuPont™ Sorona® fibers are spun into SmartStrand® fibers, which are super-soft. You’ll fret less over messes, because the built-in lifetime stain and soil resistance never wears or washes off. These charming, machine-woven rugs also resist crushing and matting.

The Espresso coloration has a basket weave design, while the Burgundy color has a striated field.

Click here to view and purchase the pet-friendly Sarasota Rugs.

Pet-Friendly Sarasota RugsPet-Friendly Sarasota Rugs

Leave a comment

Filed under Cats, Dogs, pet, Pet-Friendly Rugs, TOC Products, Touch of Class Products

It’s National Specially-Abled Pets Day!

A special-needs pet is one with a physical disability, a chronic injury, or emotional/behavioral issues. Today, we celebrate special-needs pets and encourage animal lovers with plenty of compassion, time, and energy to consider adopting one. Here are a few points to ponder from Vetstreet:

1. First, research.
If there’s a special-needs pet that has captured your heart, be sure to research its issues thoroughly beforehand so you understand the care that is required. Talk to veterinarians, specialists, and owners of similar special-needs pets so that you can make the best choice for both of you, instead of a spur-of-the-moment decision.

2. Consider the financial commitment.
Be sure that you have the financial resources to properly care for a special-needs pet. Again, research the expenses associated with your prospective pet’s condition, including food, grooming, medical care, and special equipment.

3. Remember the time and energy involved.
You might not be bringing home a frisky puppy that’s going to romp all over the house, but a special-needs pet still requires your time and energy. Be sure that you have the patience to handle its physical limitations or extra needs, and that everyone in your family does as well.

4. Make sure you’re up to it, physically.
Not all special-needs pets are physically demanding, but be sure you have the strength and capability to care for one that is.

As long as you’re fully prepared to welcome a special-needs pet into your home and to accept the responsibilities involved, you can enjoy a loving, caring relationship with your new furry friend!

Leave a comment

Filed under Cats, Dogs, pet, Pet Adoption, Pet Health

Puppy-Themed Pet Food Bowl Mats

You might have done a full sweep of the house when you tackled spring cleaning this year, but did you remember your pet’s food bowl area? Freshen it up a little with a charming pet food bowl mat!

These darling mats have a soft polyester face with cute dog designs and a skid-resistant rubber backing (just in case your furry pal tends to push his food mat around). Mats are machine washable; simply line dry or flat dry them once they’re clean.

The Give This Dog a Bone Mat is the perfect pet placemat for smaller spaces. Measuring 19”W, it features a puppy wearing a bandana on a mingled paw print background.

The You Had Me at Woof Mat has a larger size that makes it great for use as a decorative floor mat or a pet food bowl mat. Measuring 29”W, it depicts four different pups in various attire on a watercolor-style background.

Click here to view and purchase these adorable pet food bowl mats!

Give This Dog a Bone Pet Food Bowl Mat You Had Me at Woof Pet Food Bowl Mat

Leave a comment

Filed under Dogs, mat, pet, Pet Mat, TOC Products, Touch of Class Products