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2021 Year in Review: Healthy Paws’ Top Favorites

By Stacy Painter
December 28, 2021 • 2 min. read
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This past year has been one with many ups and downs, but the love and companionship of a pet is certainly helpful to get us through! Even though 2021 had its challenges, we are reflecting back on the positives of this year. We’ve analyzed the data from our blog and social channels to determine the most popular posts for 2021 as well as rising pet trends. Check them out!

Most Popular Blog Topics of 2021

The Healthy Paws Blog provides helpful pet care tips, grooming advice, health information, what foods are safe for dogs and cats, and much more. Some of our blog articles from previous years continue to be the most-read topics, and these are the top three blog posts that caught the most interest in 2021.

  1. What Can I Feed My Dog When I’ve Run Out of Dog Food?
  2. Benadryl For Dogs
  3. How to Make Vet-Approved Homemade Dog Food

Favorite Healthy Paws Instagram Photos of 2021

These Instagram photos from Healthy Paws’ account received the most double-taps this year.

2021 Pet Trends

  • Searches for “CBD for dogs” are up 4,900% over the last 5 years: There are a growing number of CBD products designed specifically for dogs as interest continues to grow.
  • High-end pet products are becoming more common: Products like robotic litter boxes, pet fitness trackers and GPS trackers, and Pretty Litter are seeing growth as pet parents continue to spoil their pets.
  • Pet foods becoming more niche: Pet parents are seeking more specialized options for feeding their pet. The days of dried vs. canned pet food has expanded to now include several more choices, like fresh pet food delivery services, “freeze dried dog foods” (searches up 256% over the last 5 years), and “raw dog food” (searches up 147% over the last 5 years).

See more pet trends on Exploding Topics.

Healthy Paws’ Top Facebook Posts

Here’s what you loved on our Facebook page in 2021.

1. The neighbors’ names

2. The swear jar

3. A call from the principal

Wonder what last year’s favorites were? See what Healthy Paws’ trends were in 2020!

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By Stacy Painter

Stacy has always been an animal lover and has worked in the pet industry for over a decade. As a writer since early childhood, content writing for a pet insurance company was a natural career path to combine her two passions. She currently lives in Florida with her boyfriend and Taiwanese rescue dog, Kaya.

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