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.
Continue reading “The Best Ways to Pick Up and Hold Your Dog ⚠️”
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.
Continue reading “Pet Emergency Plan: Your Pet First Aid Kit ⚕️”
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.
Continue reading “Top 10 Pet Safety Tips for July 4th 🎆”
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.”
Continue reading “June 21, 2019: Take Your Dog To Work Day 🐶 💻”
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.
Continue reading “Quilting For Rescue Pets 🧵”
I’m sitting here with my best buddy, Oscar. He’s a rescue cat. A few years back, I had a young rescue cat, Mr. Bean, who suddenly stopped eating and was not his usual self.
Mr. Bean crouched in dark corners, didn’t play much or enjoy socializing. His condition was never fully diagnosed, but I gave Mr. Bean medication to comfort him.
Continue reading “My Passion For Animals and My PhD 👩🏾🎓”
Summertime is almost here! That means more traveling adventures for pets and their pet parents.
If you’re planning any kind of extended travel with your pet, you need to prepare and plan ahead.
A cross country trip, day trip, camping trip or travel by plane, ship, or car should include a list of critical pet items: pet emergency kit, medications, leashes and harness and plenty of food and water to name a few.
Continue reading “Pet Travel Tips ✈️”
May 23 is World Turtle Day to celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.
Are turtles and tortoises reptiles or amphibians? What’s the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Do turtles have teeth?
Here’s a list of fun facts about turtles…
Continue reading “Celebrating World Turtle Day 🥳”
Springtime is here! You may be thinking about greening up your home with some new plants. If you have pets, you need to know which plants are pet-safe for your home.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has a database of toxic and non-toxic plants for pets. Here’s a list to get you started.
Continue reading “Pet-Friendly Houseplants For Your Cat Or Dog 🌿”
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Contact: Dr. Bessie DiDomenica (Dr. Pet Mom)
Phone: (339) 225-9284
Announcing A New Social Enterprise Venture: Dr. Pet Mom Pet Parents Community
Dr. Pet Mom Official Launch in May
Boston, MA, May 10, 2019 — Dr. Pet Mom (DrPetMom.com) is a new social enterprise for today’s growing pet parent community. The goal is to encourage pet adoption for all rescue and shelter animals. The unofficial launch in March was a brief introduction to a new online community for pet parents.
Dr. Pet Mom’s official launch now includes a strong social media presence. You can follow Dr. Pet Mom on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instragram and watch Youtube videos.
Continue reading “Announcing A New Social Enterprise Venture: Dr. Pet Mom Pet Parents Community 🥳”