February Is Responsible Pet Owners Month

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.

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Dog Treats Aqua Shield Boot Tray or Pet Food Bowl Mat

Do messes multiply in January, or does it only seem that way? If the winter muck has been melting onto your floors, or if you simply need to tidy up your pet’s dining area, consider the Dog Treats Aqua Shield Mat.

Made in the USA, this floor mat can be placed in the garage, entryway, kitchen—or anyplace else you need it! The Aqua Shield mat features dimensional dog bone shapes and a nonskid backing. The exclusive Water Dam rubber border traps dirt and water inside the mat. Useful indoors or out, this mat is resistant to most elements including sunlight; it will not mildew, mold, or rot.

Use the Aqua Shield mat as a boot tray for shoes and boots that have trekked through the snow, or place it under your pet’s food bowls as a convenient dining floor mat. Available in several solid colors, the mat measures 36”x15”.

Click here to view and order the Dog Treats Aqua Shield Mat.

Dog Treats WaterGuard Mat

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Most Popular Dog Names of 2018

It’s the new year! Are you looking forward or looking back at the prior year? Rover.com has fetched the most-loved dog names from 2018, and you can visit their blog for the full list.

Here are a few other furry facts from rover.com about dog names from 2018:

  • Retro dog names like Minnie and Pearl were up 17%.
  • Pop culture names represented 16% of dog names.
  • Dog names inspired by royals were up 11%.

Top 10 Male Dog Names:

1. Max
2. Charlie
3. Cooper
4. Buddy
5. Jack
6. Rocky
7. Duke
8. Bear
9. Tucker
10. Oliver

Top 10 Female Dog Names:

1. Bella
2. Lucy
3. Luna
4. Daisy
5. Lola
6. Sadie
7. Molly
8. Bailey
9. Maggie
10. Stella

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Have a Meowy Christmas with Your Four-Legged Friend

The low rumble of a contented purr, that happy tail wag… What could be better than spending some quality time with your pet this holiday?

We hope you and your best four-legged pal have a pet-perfect holiday—and a wonderful 2019.

Here are a few of our favorite posts from 2018!

Mason Ultimate Bed Cover for Pets
Take a Quiz in Honor of Adopt-a-Cat Month
Tropical Bird Sculptures and Parrot Wall Art
Pet Fire Safety Tips

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Just Retired This Year! Pet-Themed Clothtique Santas

Those still-warm Christmas cookies disappear quickly… and so do the cutest holiday collectibles! These recently retired pet-themed Clothtique™ Santas are only available in limited quantities, so be sure to add them to your collection before they’re gone!

Click here to shop all the retired Clothtiques™ mentioned below, as well as many others.

Designed by Ann Dezendorf, these finely detailed figurines from Possible Dreams® feature hand-sewn, specially stiffed Clothtique™ costumes and handpainted, expressive faces.

Expert bakers and dog lovers alike will be tickled by the sweet scene depicted in the And Everything Nice Clothtique™. Santa has baked up a fresh batch of gingerbread men cookies, and he’s made his furry pal a doghouse too!

And Everything Nice Clothtique Santa Figurine

If there’s Special Handling Required, these adorable animals are up to the task—with a little help from Santa, of course! Santa and his pet friends send seasonal greetings to veterinarians and pet rescue centers.

Special Handling Required Cloth

This black kitten would love to ask Santa, “Got Catnip?” He’ll have to settle for tugging on his “Merry” Christmas stocking in the hopes of a sneak peek.

Got Catnip Clothtique Figurine

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Ways to Make Christmas Cozier for Your Pet

When the holiday strain hits its peak level, or Jack Frost visits too often, you have the benefit of snuggling under an oversized plush throw, heated blanket, or toasty flannel sheets. Does your pet have some equally comfy spaces that he can retreat to during the winter months? Here are just a few ideas to make this Christmas your pet’s coziest one yet.

When was the last time you updated your pet’s bedding? A heated pet bed provides a warm place to nestle in during the winter. Consider an orthopedic pet bed with supportive padding if you own an injured or senior pet.

Before you start that Christmas movie marathon, place a bolstered pet cover on your couch. Your pet will have a dedicated spot beside you as you make your way through the seasonal classics. This protector covers only a portion of your sofa and has plump, bolstered sides for your pet’s comfort. You’ll also have less stress in your life since you won’t be vacuuming up pet hair from your sofa (or not as much of it, anyway).

If you’d like to cover almost the entirety of your furnishing, a furniture cover is the answer. Look for furniture protectors with straps or tuck-in flaps. Your pet will have a soft place for all his holiday naps, and you’ll appreciate that your furniture with be protected during the holiday season – and beyond.

Shooing your pet off the comfy bed doesn’t seem to be in the holiday spirit, so accommodate your pet with a bed protector, which can be draped across the foot of the bed. A snag- and soil-resistant bed protector may be one of the best gifts Santa ever brought you and your four-legged buddy.

Ultimate Quilted Pet Cover with Bolster Premier Bed Protector for Pets

 

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Pet-Perfect Cat and Dog Breed Christmas Ornaments by Kurt Adler

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?

You’ll love what the elves at Kurt Adler, Inc. have been working on: pet Christmas ornaments! 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 to add a truly special touch to your tree.

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

The Christmas dog ornament is available in many dog breed styles: All-American Dog, Beagle, Bichon Frise, Black Lab, Boxer, Bulldog, Chocolate Labradoodle, Dachshund, French Bulldog, German Shepherd, Gold Labradoodle, Goldendoodle, Golden Retriever, Shih-Tzu, Yellow Lab, and Yorkshire Terrier. Some quantities are limited!

Each glittery Christmas ornament features a pet wearing a wreath or Santa hat and has a string for hanging. The dog ornaments even have bone motifs on the base.

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

Black Cat Christmas Ornament Gray Cat Christmas Ornament
Golden Retriever Dog Christmas Ornament Yorkshire Terrier Dog Christmas Ornament

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