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Welcome to Dr. Pet Mom! πŸ₯³

Welcome to the home of Dr. Pet Mom! We’re a community for all pet parents and pet lovers. We share our stories about pet joy, animal heroes, pet adoptions, pet parent families, pet celebration days, and more! We’ll highlight the joy and happiness that pets bring to our lives. 😍

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Silly, Catnaps and Wonder: What We Learn From Our Pets πŸƒ

Pet parents and animal lovers already know how much pets help our well being. As we continue to spend time indoors with our furry friends, we are reminded of other ways that our pets make us better people.

We could all use more help from our furry friends!

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Freaky Fridays: Monster Dog, Aliens, Helicopters, Bopping Cars, Ghost Cats, Missing Time and Sled Dogs? πŸ€”

I’ve decided to post this as a fictional work. Or is it? My story is so strange, you may not believe it. Or maybe you will?

Major caveat: All individual pieces-parts could have prosaic explanations. Taken in whole paints a much different picture. As best as I can tell, a pattern emerges.

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Memorial Day: Remember Our Military Service Dogs πŸŽ–οΈ

Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Dr. Pet Mom asks that we also remember our military service dogs.

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Good News: Dog Sitting is an Essential Service! πŸ₯³

As we slowly emerge from shut down mode, people continue to help heroes everywhere. Early on, dog sitting and doggy daycare services were considered nonessential.

But the shut down ignored one very critical pet parent community: Healthcare workers. Hospital support staff, nurses and doctors can’t work from home. And their pets still need care, feeding, exercise and TLC.

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Armed Forces Day: May 16 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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May Pet Awareness Days πŸ—“οΈ

These days, animals and people are under stress from the Coronavirus. We all want to get back outside. And I miss my Daily Dog Dairy meet ups/petting time with doggies and their dog parents! Let’s open up our communities soon!

May is a wonderful month to celebrate our loving pets! Here’s a summary of pet awareness days in May. Enjoy!

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Interview: Project K-9 Hero Founder, Jason Johnson πŸŽ–οΈ

Sending our thoughts and prayers to end the spread of the coronavirus...

I’m happy to share my interview with Jason Johnson, Founder and CEO of the nonprofit, Project K-9 Hero Foundation. This wonderful organization helps retired military working dogs.

Johnson explained that Project K-9 Hero was formed in March of 2016, to assist retired Police K-9 and Military Working Dog Heroes with medical care, food, and death benefit assistance.

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National Arbor Day and Remembering Wangari Maathai πŸ₯³

Note: Today is National Arbor Day, a celebration of the role of trees in our lives and promoting tree planting and care. I’m reposting my 2019 blog about Dr. Wangari Maathai, Founder of the Green Belt Movement.

In 2007, the late Dr. Maathai launched the Billion Tree Campaign. To date, 193 countries planted 15 billion trees. Plant for the Planet honors Dr. Maathai’s achievements by taking the campaign to the next level with the Trillion Tree Campaign. Plant a tree for National Arbor Day!

March is Women’s History Month and March 3 is Wangari Maathai Day. In celebration of women everywhere, here’s my post about one of my heroines, Wangari Maathai.

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Successful Cat Adoption Tips 🐱

Cats make wonderful pets for any family of any size. Boomer families, Millennial families, retired couples, families with young children or teens and single adults are adopting cats.

If you’re thinking about adopting a pet, here are a few tips to guide you in the right direction.

Note: All photos (by @SocialClaude) are our feral rescue cat Oscar... 😎

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