Did you know that each dog has a unique nose print, with no two exactly alike? Did you know that a group of cats is called a clowder? And did you know that it’s National Pet Week?
Sponsored by the Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association, National Pet Week is May 6-14, 2018. The theme for 2018 is “Barks, Purrs, Tweets, and Neighs; Pets Speak Love Many Ways.”
This week is all about encouraging responsible pet ownership and increasing the public’s awareness of veterinary medicine. You can learn more about National Pet Week by clicking here.
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It’s a month into spring! Is your pet caught up in the excitement of the switch to a new season? It’s almost as if he knows that soon you’ll be spending lots of time outdoors… but for now he’ll make do with romping around with total abandon and trying out each seat in the room. There’s no subduing that spring energy, so you might as well protect your furnishings from dirt and pet hair while you can.
The Clearwater Reversible Striped Furniture Covers are perfect for spring with their fun striped pattern and soft coastal colors. Display the multicolored side, with stripes in vanilla, ivory, spring green, glacier, jade, blue shadow, and light blue; or the reverse, with colors of blue shadow, steel blue, and light blue. Each brushed polyester microfiber furniture cover has channel quilting and is machine washable.
Several size options are available: recliner, loveseat, sofa, and grande sofa. All sizes except the recliner cover have straps with D-rings to help keep the cover in place. Each cover has a side pocket for remotes or reading materials.
The Clearwater Furniture Cover is a Touch of Class® exclusive design, so you won’t find it anywhere else. Click here for measurement information and to order this cover.
Here’s a pet “holiday” you might not know about: Every Day Is Tag Day! Celebrated on the first Saturday in April, this holiday is just a reminder to keep your pets safe by tagging and/or microchipping them.
Even if your pet has a tag, this is a great time to check that your pet’s identification information is correct and up to date. Remember that even indoor pets need ID tags!
Learn more about proper pet identification and microchips at the American Humane Association’s site.
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.
- Keep spring-cleaning chemicals out of pets’ reach. Follow all labels regarding use and ventilation, and don’t forget to store cleaning products properly.
- 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.
- Inspect your dog’s leash and collar for tears.
- Make sure your pet’s ID information is up to date.
- Reintroduce more vigorous exercise slowly so that your pet can acclimate to it.
- Keep pets away from recently fertilized lawns and consider pet-safe alternatives. Likewise, keep lawn-care products out of pets’ reach.
- Check to see if your pet is up to date on its medications and preventatives.
- 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.
- Take your furry pal to the vet if he seems to be suffering from spring allergies.
While it goes without saying that you love your pet, sometimes you want to say it anyway! This adorable mini collection of pet-themed home decor is all about expressing your close bond and fondness for your furry pal. You know that someone can’t love you without loving your pet too.
Each item has a hooked construction, pet silhouette, red heart, and lettering reading either “Love Me; Love My Cat” or “Love Me; Love My Dog.”
Cozy up a chair, bench, or sofa with this square decorative pillow; or warm up a bare floor with this sweet indoor accent rug. The pillow and rug would also make great gifts for the devoted pet owner in your life.
Click here to view and purchase the Love My Pet home decor items.
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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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!
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.