5 Things to Know Before Adopting a Senior Pet

Whether you currently own a senior pet or you’re planning to adopt one, wouldn’t you agree that they are amazing creatures? Senior pets have so much to offer a family. They may come with different responsibilities than a younger pet, but they are equally as beautiful. Wouldn’t you agree?

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month so we thought we would take this opportunity to tell you a little bit more about senior pets and how one might be the perfect fit for you.

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Quick Tips and Fun Ways to Include Your Pet on your Big Day

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(Cue wedding music now) Here comes the cat. All dressed in…?  Wait. What? Did you just say CAT?

Yes, we said cat.

Did you know that thousands of humans include their pet each year in their big day? Do you have a big day approaching and want to have your most loyal furry companion at your side? You’ve come to the right blog.

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Dog Training Education Month


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February is dog training education month. The Paw Print Blog would like to take a moment to remind pet parents why a well-trained pet is great for everyone! Here’s what you can do to get there.

Dogs around the world could use a little extra training.

There are many dogs out there that could benefit from dog training and education. Whether it’s a puppy or an older dog that never received crucial training strategies, many different types of training are equally important.

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Pet Loss Prevention Tips

Lost dog poster and preventions for dog and cat parents Over 10 million pets are lost each year. One out of three pets is lost during its lifetime and one in ten family pets are found.* While the statistics do not sound too terrible, think about why the nine pets were found. The pet parents most likely took precautionary measures to make sure they were able to find their pet in case it became lost.

If you’ve ever lost a pet you know the feeling of worry, heartbreak and sometimes relief that comes with it. July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month and we’d like to offer you a few tips so you may never have to go through this terrifying experience like so many people do. If you have any other helpful tips for pet owners, feel free to share them with us on our Facebook page. Join in the conversation. We’d love to hear from you.

8 quick tips to help with pet loss prevention:

  1. Always put a collar on your dog or cat with proper identification affixed. Be sure that you don’t forget to update your information when it changes. This is an easy step to forget.
  1. Use a GPS tracker. There are several collars and tags that have GPS capabilities. Imagine being able to simply login to your cell phone app to see where your furry friend is roaming around. How convenient!
  1. Stay alert. Being aware of your surroundings and understanding where there is a possibility of a pet getting away from the home or yard is half the battle.
  1. Keep your screen doors on and/or windows closed. Some cats like to escape through an open window. For obvious safety reasons, keep the windows and doors closed that offer access to an unsecure area outside.
  1. Get your pet microchipped. It’s not as expensive as you might think. Talk to your veterinarian for more information and to see if this option is right for your pet.
  1. Take precautionary measures. Several pets go missing around stressful holidays like the 4th of July. Many dogs and cats are scared of the loud noises that come with this annual event. Prepare your pet with a calming supplement from Essential Pet. This could save you and your pet a lot of grief.
  1. Triple check your surroundings and tools regularly. Take a stroll around your yard to make sure there are no new exit opportunities that have formed. Make sure your pet’s collar and leash are still in good condition. You should also make sure your child or a visitor has not left a gate open in the yard. Feel confident in knowing that your pet is safely playing in the backyard.
  1. Always use a leash outside of the home. Even if you have a dog that’s not prone to run off, you never know what can happen.

Take the proper precautions to help prevent losing a pet. You probably know the feeling and prefer not to experience it. Be sure to take a little bit of time and you might not ever have to know the horrifying feeling again.


*Statistic according to the National Council of Pet Population Study and Policy and National Humane Society.

Come and See us at BlogPaws 2016 (Booth #6)

2016-blogpaws-conference-phoenix-az-68If you don’t love being around thousands of pets and the most enthusiastic pet parents in the world, then BlogPaws is not for you. On the flip side – If you love learning about the most innovative and greatest pet products, interacting with the most charming pets (some dressed to the nines) you’ve ever met and being around amazing people that make a living writing about pets and pet products, then you MUST be at the 2016 BlogPaws conference in Phoenix, Arizona June 23 – 25th.

BlogPaws is full of educational sessions led by leading professionals, networking with influencers, a busy exhibit hall, exciting brand events, more influencers, and lots of pets. Their pet friendly conferences invite all pets, everywhere in the event space.

This is our first year attending BlogPaws on behalf of 21st Century Animal HealthCare, but many of our employees have attended the conference in previous years. The first BlogPaws conference was in 2010. Each year, the BlogPaws team does a magnificent job showing all of us an excellent and informative time! We are incredibly excited to see what they have in store for us this year in Phoenix, which happens to be minutes from where our company is headquartered – lucky us.

For their 2016 event, BlogPaws will attract more than 400 influencers and more than 100 brands! There are so many great things about the conference, but among the best is being able to chat with the influential pet bloggers of the world. What have you all been up to the last year? Who will win best blog design or best blog post? We shall see!

21st Century Animal HealthCare will be featuring many of our trusted Essential Pet products and even doing some exciting giveaways at our booth (#6). Please stop by and learn more about our company and our fun and engaging blog: blog.21stessentialpet.com. We would love to chat with fellow BlogPaws bloggers to see what you are interested in blogging about. We have many new products we’d love to have you test and review. We hope to see you there!