10 Cat Parenting Tips: Quality of Life 🐱

Cats like their alone time. And they like to be social. Cats don’t like to be bored. Let’s face it, people still think cats are mysterious, aloof and not affectionate. People also think living with a cat is easier than living with a dog…

But cat pet parents know differently. Your cat will let you know when (and if) she wants to play, socialize or just wants her alone time. It’s about the quality of life you share with your kitty.

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August Animal Events Calendar πŸ—“οΈ

August is a big month for cats and dogs everywhere.

Below is the August animal events calandar for your cats and dogs…

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Moving Pets Cross Country 🚚

Let’s face it – moving is stressful enough. More pet parents won’t let their pets travel by plane. Instead, they choose to drive their pets thousands of miles to their new home.

Moving cross country with your pets can make you crazy. But it doesn’t have to be a trip to the asylum for you or your pet. Smart pet parents plan and prepare for their cross country move.

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Summer Dangers for Cats: Heatstroke and Bug Bites 🌞

Summer is outdoor time for people and pets. Cats might get excited about summer. Unsure if indoor cats really feel the need to wander outdoors in the good weather (or if that’s what their pet parents think they feel.)

Either way, if you let your kitties out for some fun in the sun, be aware of those summer dangers: Bug bites, UV exposure and parasites.

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July is Lost Pet Prevention Month πŸ”

July is in full swing. Pets and pet parents are spending more time outside. This month is about pet safety: pet safety tips for July 4th, and keeping a pet first aid kit for home and travel. July is also Lost Pet Prevention Month.

You’re a good pet parent and try to keep your pet safe and away from danger. But sometimes a cat jumps the fence. Sometimes a dog escapes through an open door.

A lost pet can be a pet parent’s worst nightmare.

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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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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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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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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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