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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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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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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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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