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Our Top Fabric Picks for Spring 2019/April 30, 2019

Raise your hands and paws if you’re so happy that spring is upon us! Warmer weather, open windows, fun times outdoors for our dogs. Spring is definitely a great season!

Today we’re sharing our seven picks for spring fabrics to consider as you design your custom pet bed. You’ll find these available when you’re in the design process for our custom pet beds. This includes four new premium fabrics! To select these, be sure to click on “Premium Fabrics” at the top when designing your bed.

Anderson Black White
Black and white gingham is a perfect look for your custom pet bed – in springtime or year round!

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Amazon Sand
Put a little extra animal into your dog or cat bed with this fun and feisty print!

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Abbott Ecru
This checkered look is neutral and goes great with other fabrics. Perfect for customizing your custom pet bed!

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Starfish Vista Luxe Linen (Premium)
The first of our four premium fabrics, this starfish design is sure to stand out on your dog or cat’s bed!

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Coral Reef Vista Luxe Linen (Premium)
Perfect for spring (or summer) this coral design really adds a water feel to your pet’s custom bed!

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Starfish Harbor Luxe Linen (Premium)
Another take on the starfish design, this premium fabric will give your dog or cat bed a definite “under the sea” feel!

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Coral Reef Harbor Luxe Linen (Premium)
Here’s another premium coral fabric design for you to consider for your custom pet bed!


To you, your dogs and your cats – enjoy the spring season and take lots of naps!

The Importance of Properly Identifying Your Pet: National Pet ID Week is April 14/April 16, 2019

Fluffy and Fido are more than just your pets, they are members of your family. The thought that your pet may become lost is unimaginable. Yet, it happens more often than you might think. It is estimated that 1 out of 3 pets will become separated from their owners at some point. Hopefully, your pet never becomes the 1 in 3, but you should take precautions in the event that the unthinkable happens. The best way to ensure the safe recovery and return of your dog or cat is proper identification.

Why Should You ID Your Pet?

Pet identification is one of the most important ways you can protect your pet. Should you ID your pet, even if he or she is an indoor cat or an indoor dog who only goes out on a leash? Yes, yes, yes! Every single pet should have some type of identification. Even indoor dogs and cats are prone to escaping under the right circumstances. A door accidentally left open, a pet notorious for slipping past someone coming in the door, or even Fido slipping his collar on a walk are all very common occurrences that lead to pets not being able to find their way home.

Different Types of Pet Identification

Collar Tags

Collar tags are the most widely recognized form of identification for both cats and dogs. Have your pet’s tag engraved with his or her name, your name, and phone number at the very least. Besides being able to quickly make contact with the owner, a collar with both a collar tag and a rabies tag, instantly lets people know that Fluffy or Fido belongs to someone, has a family, and is properly vaccinated.

Microchipping

Microchipping as a form of identification is becoming more and more popular among pet owners. The microchip is inserted just underneath the skin and contains all sorts of information including the pet’s name, age, veterinarian, owner’s name, address, and phone number. The average person does not have a scanner that can read microchips. However, most people will take a cat and dog they find to a veterinarian’s office and let them scan the pet for free. From there, the pet will be held safely until the owner can be reached.

Each type of identification has both pros and cons. Both dogs and cats are notorious for slipping collars or they can be removed if your pet is stolen. The average person will not be able to scan your pet for a microchip. The best approach is to combine a collar tag with a microchip.

Protect Your Four-Legged Family Members

Too many pets each year are sadly separated from their families and never reunited. National pet ID week is April 14-20. Protect your furry best friend by ensuring he or she has proper identification and help reduce the number of pets who are lost each year and never recovered due to lack of identification.

Springtime Activities for You and Your Pets/March 26, 2019

Springtime is just around the corner. With it comes the much anticipated warm weather, blue skies, and green grass. You aren’t the only one looking forward to Spring! Your furry friend is looking forward to nicer weather and being able to play outside. There’s no better way to get your dog or cat primed for a nap in their custom pet bed than with a nice outing.

How can you and your best friend enjoy the beautiful spring weather together? Let’s take a look at the best springtime activities to enjoy with your dog or cat.

 

The Best Springtime Activities for Dogs

No matter you or your dog’s interests, there is something for everyone. Let’s take a look at the best activities to enjoy with your beloved pup this spring.

Take a Hike

Take your furry friend on a hike. You will enjoy the exercise and beautiful views while your best friend enjoys exploring new territory with new smells, and of course his best friend! Be sure to pack plenty of water and snacks for you both!

Catch a Frisbee

Grab a frisbee or a ball and hit your backyard or even the nearby park for a game of fetch. You will both enjoy the fresh spring air and both you and your best friend will get a workout that leaves you ready for a nap!

Get Your Jog on!

An exciting jog around your neighborhood will definitely put your pup in the mood for a nice long afternoon nap. If you want to mix things up, you can find a local park or a nice wooded jogging trail to explore.

Visit the Dog Park

Dog parks are a great way to allow your best friend to not only get out pent up energy but to socialize. He can meet and play with new friends while you make new friends of your own as well.

 

The Best Springtime Activities for Cats

While cats are known for lounging on the back of the sofa or their custom pet bed, there are still plenty of activities you can engage in with your cat that will leave them begging for a nap.

A Breath of Fresh Air

If you think only dogs enjoy walks, think again! Many cats enjoy a nice walk outdoors in the fresh air. If you choose to brave it outside with your cat, be sure to do so safely. Unlike dogs, cats do not take well to a leash attached to their collar. Instead, invest in the proper size harness. It will not only be more comfortable for your cat, but more secure as well.

Birdwatching Session

Most cats are mesmerized by birds and can watch them for hours. Choose a room in the house that offers a great opportunity for your furry friend to perch on a piece of furniture and catch a great view out of the window. Place a bird feeder within view of the window and let your feline enjoy a bird watching session followed by a long nap. Elevate your cat’s experience by opening the windows. Just make sure the screens are still in!

Engage in Mobile Apps

There are plenty of mobile apps available for your cat to interact with. The two of you can sit on the screened in porch while your feline friend chases lasers or small critters on your screen. After a session of active play, your cat will be more than happy to take a long nap.

Springtime not only brings with it great weather, but new opportunities to spend time with your beloved friend. These activities will not let your pet get out much-needed energy from the long winter months but are sure to leave you and your pets with lasting memories!

It’s Pet Poison Prevent Week: Find Out What Can Be Dangerous for Your Pets/March 19, 2019

Pet poison prevention week begins on March 17, and there’s no better time to discuss this important and scary subject. Many people don’t realize the dangers of certain foods, plants, and other common household objects to pets. Sadly, many of the things your pet can ingest in your home or yard can cause serious illness or even death. Prevention of this catastrophe begins with knowledge. Learn which items pose a threat to the health of your cat or dog and the symptoms that signal pet poisoning.

Poisonous Plants

There are many indoor and outdoor plants that are dangerous to both cats and dogs. While you may think that your pet has no interest in eating plants, they may gnaw on woody trunks or swallow nuts. Even the pollen from certain plants can be dangerous. Some of the plants most commonly found in homes and yards that are toxic for pets include lilies, sago palms, ivy, azaleas, tomato plants, and aloe vera.

Lilies, English ivy, and aloe vera are all common houseplants. Lilies aren’t dangerous for dogs but some species cause serious symptoms in cats. Ingestion of the plant or pollen can cause vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, and kidney failure. Aloe vera is a medicinal plant that soothes human skin problems. When your cat or dog ingests the sap, the results may include diarrhea, vomiting, tremors, and mental reactions. English ivy is often grown indoors in pots or outside to trail over fences and walls. The effects of this plant on your cat or dog may include vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and hypersalivation.

Sago palms, tomato plants, and azaleas are commonly found in lawns. Sago palms are grown indoors and outdoors. They are extremely poisonous to both cats and dogs. If your pet ingests any part of this plant, symptoms may include vomiting, bloody feces, coma, and seizures. Azaleas are flowering shrubs that are toxic to pets. Ingestion can cause weakness, blindness, and cardiac failure. If you are a pet parent with a green thumb, it is vital to keep dangerous plants away from your pets.

Dangerous Snacks

There are many snacks that are tasty for humans but extremely dangerous for pets. Certain candies are a common reason for pet illnesses. Most people are aware of the dangers of chocolate to pets. However, other dangerous foods are often overlooked.

Xylitol is probably not an ingredient most people are familiar with, but you’ve probably consumed it before. Xylitol is a sweetener found in gum, candy, and baked goods that can be deadly for your dog. Early symptoms include vomiting and lethargy. More serious effects include a blood sugar drop and liver failure. A small amount can cause severe symptoms within 15 to 30 minutes.

Surprisingly, fruits and vegetables can be dangerous to animals as well. Raisins can cause vomiting, lethargy, and lack of urination. Ingestion of raw onions and garlic can result in weakness, anemia, and liver damage.

Human Medications

If they aren’t stored properly, your medications can pose a serious danger for your pets. Many commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medicines make pets seriously ill. There are several medicines on the Pet Poison Helpline top ten poisons list for both cats and dogs.

Antidepressants and stimulant medications prescribed for ADHD are frequently reported in the poisoning of both cats and dogs. This is likely because they are commonly prescribed medicines. Early symptoms of these poisonings include vomiting and diarrhea. Antidepressants may also cause tremors, high body temperatures, and seizures. Even very small amounts of prescription stimulants can cause life-threatening seizures and heart problems in pets.

Commonly reported over-the-counter medicines include anti-inflammatories, acetaminophen (Tylenol), and vitamin D. These are common OTC medications found in many homes. Early symptoms of animal poisoning include abdominal pain and vomiting. More serious dangers of anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) include intestinal ulcers and kidney failure. Acetaminophen is especially dangerous to cats, potentially resulting in damage to red blood cells. It has the same life-threatening effect on dogs when large doses are ingested, and can also cause liver failure.

Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to the dangers of pet poisons. Some poisoning symptoms are irreversible. No matter how quickly you get help, you may not be able to save your furry family member. However, if you suspect your pet has already ingested something poisonous, it is important to contact your veterinarian immediately.

Cuddle Up to Fall with a J’adore Custom Pet Blanket/September 13, 2018

When temperatures begin to drop, thoughts naturally turn to fun fall and winter activities – and snuggling under a warm blanket is one of our favorites! Your pet is no different; whether they prefer to curl up on top of a thick, cuddly blanket or burrow underneath it for the ultimate in warmth and comfort, custom pet blankets are the perfect way to treat your pet to the warmest, coziest cold-weather season yet.


Why Your Dog or Cat Will Love Their J’adore Custom Pet Blanket

Your pet’s blanket is sure to become one of their favorite objects for various reasons. Anyone who’s ever seen a cat curl up in a perfect little circle on a soft blanket-nest or a dog who drags their favorite blanket around the house with them everywhere they go knows how attached pets become to their covers and how much comfort they provide.

Blankets help pets feel safe and secure for many reasons. First, they smell just like home no matter where you go, making them excellent travel companions (as a bonus, they help protect the seat of your car, too). Wherever your dog or cat is, their blanket can help them feel at home, whether you take them on an afternoon outing or an extended vacation. Having such a familiar object around will help your pet get a good night’s sleep and plenty of restful naps, keep them warm and toasty even when temperatures plummet, and keep them happy and content in any situation.

We offer two fun options when it comes to our custom pet blankets: our Blanket and our Luxury Blanket. Both are soft, comfortable, and durable. Choose your fabric or request a custom combination of textiles. Your pets are your best friends; why not treat them to the very best? They’ll adore our super-soft fabrics and the fabulous, luxurious naps they’ll take every day wrapped in the comfort of their J’adore blanket. In fact, your pet may just love their J’adore blanket so much that you’ll consider buying a second one so you’ll have one to wash – or one to stand in should the original become lost.


The J’adore Difference

When you choose a custom pet blanket from J’adore, you’re treating your pet to a high-quality, handmade cover that is incredibly comfortable whether they prefer it alone or as an addition to their custom dog bed or custom cat bed. We offer a range of sizes and fabrics to ensure that your pet enjoys a blanket that’s “just right” and made especially for them. We’ll also be happy to embroider your pet’s name on their very own blanket to add even more personalization and help prevent it from getting lost when you travel. Whether you have a tiny pet or an extra-large one, we can design and create a special blanket for them to love and cuddle with for years to come. Choose from a range of sizes or request a custom size – we’ll be happy to accommodate you.

At J’adore, we also provide a line of custom pet beds for dogs and cats. We place a strong emphasis on professional craftsmanship at affordable prices. Our beds are designed with quality, functionality, and style in mind. Each of our beds is expertly sewn to be strong and durable and provide excellent support for even the largest dogs. They won’t flatten or deform like cheaper alternatives, either. A J’adore custom pet bed is a delightful gift to give your furry friend – and it only gets better when you add a custom blanket to go inside. Contact J’adore today to learn more or place your order and get ready to see your pet experience true bedtime bliss.