OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There are nearly 70 million dog owners and 74 million cat owners in the United States, and while many of these pet owners know it is important to keep their pets healthy, they don't necessarily think about the things they should be doing on an ongoing basis to ensure that health. Sergeant's Pet Care Products, a leading pet care product company, and actress and animal advocate, Tiffani Thiessen, are joining together to emBARK on Pet Health by educating and empowering these families during Responsible Pet Owners month.
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The emBARK on Pet Health campaign asks pet owners to take a simple pledge to become more mindful of their pet's ongoing needs at www.embarkonpethealth.com. Each pledge will trigger the donation of a Sergeant's Pet Health Kit, which with the help of American Humane Association will be sent to help one of the millions of animals waiting for their forever homes at local shelters nationwide. Sergeant's Pet Care Products is committed to donating up to 5,000 kits, which will ensure that these animals are sent home with all the products they need to get started on a healthy and happy life together after adoption.
"I have always been an animal advocate, especially for those living in shelters," said Tiffani Thiessen, actress and emBARK on Pet Health spokesperson. "Keeping my animals healthy and happy is of utmost importance to me which is why I decided to join Sergeant's Pet Care Products and American Humane Association. I'd like to help educate and empower pet owners with the tools and information they need for daily pet care to aid in a long and healthy life for their animals."
Providing your pet with consistent preventative care can save pet owners from having to deal with larger problems down the road and can add years to the life of a pet. This ongoing care can protect pets from disease, behavior problems or other health issues that if left untreated could eventually come to cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
"As pet owners and leaders in the pet care industry, we understand that pets truly are members of the family," said Patsy Sumner, vice president of marketing services. "We know owners want to keep these family members healthy, so it's our mission to ensure that we are a resource they can call on when they have questions regarding their overall health needs. The products and tools we provide are designed to ensure that pets and their families have long, happy and healthy lives together."
Each Pet Health Kit, estimated at a total retail value of $50.00, features the most popular Sergeant's products designed to keep pets healthy every day. These products include:
- Sergeant's Whiff Shampoo
- PurLuv Sizzlin Strips
- SENTRY Petrodex Dental Kit
- SENTRY Calming Collar for dogs with Good Behavior pheromone technology
- Sergeant's Vetscription Joint Eze Plus
"We are honored to join Sergeant's Pet Care Products and Tiffani Thiessen on this campaign," said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and chief executive officer of American Humane Association. "This is a very exciting program that has the potential to benefit millions of pets and families. We are hopeful that being able to include these Pet Health Kits in the adoption process will give families the confidence and tools they need for a successful start with their newest additions."
For more information about the emBARK on Pet Health campaign, including pet health tips and how you can take the pledge, visit www.embarkonpethealth.com. To be a part of the ongoing conversation about pet health, join Sergeant's Facebook page at Pet Health Central (facebook.com/phcfans).
About Tiffani Thiessen
Tiffani Thiessen is an American television and film actress. A versatile performer, Thiessen has proven her talent from comedy to drama in a variety of film and television roles. From Woody Allen's comedy Hollywood Ending, to Beverly Hills 90210, Thiessen's charisma has kept her career moving constantly forward and has gained her the adoration of millions internationally.
Thiessen began modeling at the age of eight and soon went on to star in the television series Saved By the Bell for five seasons. At the same time, she made her feature film debut in Son In Law opposite Pauly Shore. In 1993, she showed her range when Aaron Spelling cast her in Beverly Hills 90210. In 2005, Thiessen started her own Production company called Tit 4 Tat Productions while directing her first short film entitled Just Pray the same year. She currently stars as Elizabeth Burke on USA Network's hit original series White Collar.
About Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc.
Sergeant's Pet Care Products, one of America's most trusted brands of pet supplies, is an Omaha, Nebraska-based manufacturer of pet products. As part of the Perrigo Company, a leading global manufacturer of OTC healthcare products, Sergeant's brings effective, in-demand flea and tick treatments, health and well being solutions and treats for dogs and cats to grocery, mass, dollar, drug and club retailers. For more information, visit Sergeant's website at sergeants.com. To be a part of the ongoing conversation about pet health, join Sergeant's social media community, Pet Health Central (facebook.com/phcfans and blog.sergeants.com).
About American Humane Association
American Humane Association is the country's first national humane organization and the only charity dedicated to protecting children and animals. They are leading the way in understanding the human-animal bond and its role in therapy, medicine and society. American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and business. For more information, visit www.americanhumane.org.