My Passion For Animals and My PhD πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸŽ“

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.

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Pet Travel Tips ✈️

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.

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Celebrating World Turtle Day πŸ₯³

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…

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Pet-Friendly Houseplants For Your Cat Or Dog 🌿

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.

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Announcing A New Social Enterprise Venture: Dr. Pet Mom Pet Parents Community πŸ₯³

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 β€” Dr. Pet Mom ( 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.

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May 6-11: Celebrating Be Kind To Animals Week πŸ₯³

Did you know that Be Kind To Animals Week is the longest-running commemorative week in U.S. history? And it’s the most successful humane education campaign ever! Be Kind To Animals Week is a 104-year-old celebration this year!

That’s very exciting news for animals everywhere! Many people practice kindness to their animal friends every day. This is a special week to put the spotlight on the value of compassion and kindness towards them.

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Special Resources for Special Needs Pets πŸ› οΈ

May 3 is National Specially-Abled Pets Day. It’s a day to celebrate and educate the public about disabled pets. These special needs pets can be a challenge to care for. But loving pet parents know that the rewards for patience and understanding, outweigh the work.

Our mission at Dr. Pet Mom is simple: To create a pet parent community to encourage adoption of rescue and shelter animals. We want to help pets find their forever homes.

Rescue and shelter animals include older and special needs animals. These animals have challenges related to behavioral, physical, or a chronic illness (diabetes, FIV, arthritis). Special needs pet parents already know that their pets are not left overs, imperfect or can’t be saved. Their pets just need a little extra care and patience.

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Cat and Dog Peeves About Humans πŸˆΒ πŸ•

We know that our pets love us – they show us all the time with a wagging tail, a loving purr, or a paw on the knee when we’re feeling sad. But sometimes our pets reach their limit: They just get tired of humans.

Cats and dogs have their own personal boundaries. When we step across the line, they let us know.

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Why I Volunteer for Cats in Need 😿

This week, I leaped back into the world of volunteering. I’m working with a local animal rescue group, Bay State Animal Cooperative (BSAC) in the greater Boston area.

Springtime is their busy kitten season. Kittens are in demand right now, and BSAC needs some extra hands to help process adoption applications. I volunteered for a training session on processing adoption applications.

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A Dog a Day Keeps the Doctor Away 😷

Sometimes the daily work doldrums can get to you. My routine is to add a bit of sunshine to my day by petting dogs. I try to make a daily visit to places where dogs, pet parents and dog walkers hang out.

I also visit dog parks, public areas, parks, and designated dog areas to increase my chances of petting a dog. Any dog will do: big, medium, small, or pint size.

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