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PET ADOPTIONS ARE ON THE RISE: SIMPLE TIPS FOR BOTH FIRST-TIME AND EXPERIENCED PET OWNERS LIFESTYLE EXPERT AND ‘CAT MOM’ SHARES WAYS TO KEEP OUR PETS HAPPY AND HEALTHY Cheryl Nelson, Lifestyle Expert and Cat Mom BACKGROUND: As many Americans looked for comfort and companionship during the lockdown, animal rescues across the country saw a spike in adoptions and foster applications. In fact, the ASPCA saw a nearly 70% increase in animals going to foster care and finding forever homes than in the previous year. Whether you’re a first-time pet owner or a veteran that has been spending more time at home with their furry companions, anytime is a good time to explore new ways to keep our pets happy, safe and comfortable. On March 29, Lifestyle Expert and ‘Cat Mom’ Cheryl Nelson will be available to share simple and convenient ways to look after your pets’ overall well-being and how to promote a healthy, safe and comfortable atmosphere for the animals in your life. She will also share her personal story of life hunkered down with her cats and how she is preparing herself and her precious kitties for their post-COVID routines at home. Some of Cheryl’s tips will include: Create a Special Space for the New Member of Your Family: Preparing your home for your new friend before they arrive is key! Map out the space in your house where will they eat, sleep, and do their business. Doing this ahead of time saves you stress and avoids later confusion for the animal. Pet Parent Essentials: Get everything you need to make you and your pet comfortable in your home. Items like scoop-free, self-cleaning litter boxes are a convenient solution for pet parents. They provide better odor control and will reduce dust in your home creating a safe and comfortable environment. This is a great way to begin a routine that will work for pet owners preparing for a post-COVID lifestyle. Preparing for Post-COVID Life: Once pet parents go back to work and are no longer ‘hunkered down’ at home, separation anxiety is likely to happen. Prepare your pets (and yourself!) by sticking to a daily routine and by setting up the essentials ahead of time. For cat owners, having a litter box with a health counter that tracks how many times your cat uses the box is a convenient way to detect early signs of health issues and keep your beloved cats in optimal health while you are away during the day. For more information, visit: www.petsafe.com MORE ABOUT CHERYL NELSON: Cheryl Nelson is the Founder & Owner of Prepare with Cher, LLC and works as a Lifestyle Expert, TV Host and Broadcast Meteorologist. She has nearly two decades of experience and has appeared on Fox and Friends, The Real, BBC World News, The Weather Channel, The AccuWeather Network, CNBC and more. Her successful satellite media tours are seen by millions of people nationwide each year. As a Certified Lifestyle Expert, Award-Winning TV Host and ‘Cat Mom,’ Cheryl specializes in home, family and pet preparedness. As a mom of four rescue cats, Cheryl goes above and beyond to make sure her fur-babies are happy and healthy. When she’s not at home with her cats, you might find Cheryl on a plane. An adventure-lover, Cheryl has flown with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and traveled to over 30 countries and all 50 U.S. States. Always on the go, Cheryl has preparedness tips for any occasion to help keep your life on track. Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology with an emphasis in Communications from Penn State University, and holds a Lifestyle Expert Certificate from the IAP Career College. She has a passion for animals, nature, Penn State football, and spending quality time with her family, friends and cats. As a gluten-free vegan, Cheryl enjoys trying new ethnic restaurants with plant-based cuisine. Interview provided by PetSafe
*** June 2 – 8 is Pet Appreciation Week ***
Dr. Antin Discusses the Importance of Dental Hygiene
in Dogs and What We Can Do to Keep Our Pets Healthy


DR. EVAN ANTIN, Animal Expert, Veterinarian, Host of Animal Planet’s “Evan Goes Wild”
Dog owners consider their four-legged friends a part of the family, and like any family member, a dog’s health is important. For pets, one of the most common signs that something is wrong is a dental problem. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), a pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by a veterinarian. Good dental hygiene is just as important for pets as it is for humans, yet this is often overlooked.
On June 5, Dr. Evan Antin will discuss why dental health is an important part of a dog’s overall health routine. He’ll also offer a few tips on the best ways to keep your dog’s teeth healthy at home, such as:
·         Regular dental check-ups at the vet
·         Daily teeth care: brushing your dog’s teeth, dental chews and toys that help clean a pup’s teeth as they chew, and crunchy kibble
·         Look for warning signs of dental issues


For more information please visit: www.purina.com/dentalife
Dr. Evan Antin is Instagram’s most-followed veterinarian with over 1.1 million followers. Evan went viral after being featured in People Magazine’s "Sexiest Man Alive" issue in 2014, and again in 2017. Dubbed “the sexiest veterinarian,” he took the Internet by storm. In February 2019, Evan’s new television show Evan Goes Wild premiered on Animal Planet. In the show, viewers watch Evan chase his wildlife bucket list as he swims alongside humpback whales in Tahiti, explores caves with bats in the Philippines, and tangles with crocodiles in the Yucatan. Evan brings his passion and love for all wildlife to each adventure where, as a practicing veterinarian, he also lends a helping hand to animals in need along the way. In 2018 Evan debuted HAPPY PET, his pet wellness brand that is available online. The products use natural and eco-friendly ingredients and are available in three convenient categories—Clean, Fresh, and Active. Evan originally hails from Kansas City, Kansas where he grew up spending the majority of his childhood in search of native wildlife including snakes, turtles and insects. He went on to study evolutionary and ecological biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder and spent multiple semesters abroad in Australia and Tanzania to learn more about their respective ecosystems and fauna. In addition to his love for cats and dogs, Evan’s passions lie in exotic animal medicine and interacting with exotic animals in their native habitats around the world. For more than a decade Evan worked with wildlife in locations such as Central America, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Eastern and Southern Africa, South East Asia and a variety of North American ecosystems.