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Welcome to Dr. Pet Mom! πŸ₯³

Welcome to the home of Dr. Pet Mom! We’re a community for all pet parents and pet lovers. We share our stories about pet joy, animal heroes, pet adoptions, pet parent families, pet celebration days, and more! We’ll highlight the joy and happiness that pets bring to our lives. 😍

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The Best Ways to Pick Up and Hold Your Dog ⚠️

This summer, I frequently visit a puppy adoption event. Each week, the volunteers introduce five puppies to the public, most around 3 to 4 months old. They are all rescue animals from an overcrowded shelter in the southeast.

Petting puppies is a great stress reliever and this event is a winner. Most puppies are adopted into their forever homes. People leave the event smiling and feeling the joy of puppy petting.

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Cat Product Review: Boo Boy Cat Toys 🐈

I’m proud to announce that Dr. Pet Mom will be reviewing pet related products, media and books. I hope you enjoy our first product review… 😎

Note: Dr. Pet Mom provides this review as a public service to our pet parent community. We do not receive any recompense for product reviews.

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Pet Emergency Plan: Your Pet First Aid Kit βš•οΈ

Emergencies can happen anytime. Anywhere. Emergency preparedness may not be on your mind as the weather warms up. The summer months are peak times for hurricanes, flooding and tornadoes.

You never know when bad weather will strike. But when it does, you need to be prepared. For your family and your pets.

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How I Handle the Loss of a Pet 😿

Coping with the loss of a pet has to be the hardest part of being a dedicated loving pet mom or dad.

We all grieve differently as we cope with the loss of our pet. I’ll share my personal story and hope it will help other pet parents…

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Top 10 Pet Safety Tips for July 4th πŸŽ†

Summertime is a scary time for many pets. The summer season is the start of thunderstorms in June and fireworks in July. Dogs, cats, horses, cows and other farm animals are often terrified by loud noises, flashing lights, and vibrations in the ground.

Fireworks have all the qualities that cause fear and anxiety in many animals.

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Patriotic Pets on Parade πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

With the 4th of July just around the corner, I thought that a nice assortment of patriotic pet pics is in order…

πŸ’‘ Reminder: Keep your pets safe this summer. Dr. Pet Mom has an excellent post on the topic: Top 10 Pet Safety Tips for July 4th πŸŽ†

Enjoy the pics! 😎

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Top 10 Principles: Inner Workings of Our Spiritual Path πŸ¦‰

My usual admonition: I did not write this because it is true, per se. I hope to inspire others to think about spirituality and come to their own conclusions


Ask yourself this question: In this life, is my spiritual path preordained? Answer: Yes and no:

Life (a component of your spiritual path) is like a Broadway musical. Life has a plot and script where the actors inevitably flub their lines or lyrics. But the show must go on and in the end, the audience is none the wiser about mistakes.

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June 21, 2019: Take Your Dog To Work Day 🐢 πŸ’»

Pet Sitters International (PSI) started Take Your Dog to Work Day in 1999. Now in 2019, Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWD) is celebrating 21 years. The goal is to raise funds and awareness to support animal rescue and shelter dog adoptions.

TYDTWD celebrates the “joys of pets in the workplace for one day to support their local pet communities.”

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Quilting For Rescue Pets 🧡

My mission as Dr. Pet Mom is to try to help as many animals as possible. I discovered another way to help animals: Quilting.

This month, I’m finishing up my project as a volunteer for a local cat rescue, Bay State Animal Cooperative. This time of year is the busy kitten season and I’m helping to process adoption applications.

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