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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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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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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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-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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Armed Forces Day: May 18 πŸŽ–οΈ

Did you know that the third Saturday every May is Armed Forces Day? Since Dr. Pet Mom is a pet-centered effort I thought I’d repost some nice military service doggy photos that first appeared here on March 29, 2019.

Enjoy! 😎

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