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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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July 10 Update: Dr. Pet Mom’s New Book! πŸ“š

Summer is here and July feels like a time for new beginnings. And speaking of beginnings, this week’s book update is a short one.

I recently invited a gifted animal photographer and animal lover, to contribute to my book, Dr. Pet Mom’s Pet Parenting Guide: How to Enjoy the Love and Friendship of Senior and Special Needs Pets. And I’m happy to announce that Lori F. graciously agreed to write the foreword for my book!

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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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Freaky Fridays: Alas, Your Borrowed Time Has Expired! πŸ‘½

Note: Below is a science fiction short story I wrote around 16 years ago. It’s entirely possible such a scenario could actually happen. Perhaps in reality, it already has! πŸ˜‰

Enjoy the holiday weekend! 😎

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Summer Dangers for Cats: Heatstroke and Bug Bites 🌞

Summer is outdoor time for people and pets. Cats enjoy playtime outdoors. Cats enjoy playtime indoors, too.

If you let your kitties out for some fun in the sun, be aware of those summer dangers: Bug bites, UV exposure and parasites. And remember to leash train your cat for a walk outdoors.

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June Update: Dr. Pet Mom’s New Book! πŸ“š

Summer officially starts this weekend! As the new season begins, it’s time for a project update. I’m excited to announce that my latest book, Dr. Pet Mom’s Pet Parenting Guide: How to Enjoy the Love and Friendship of Senior and Special Needs Pets, is well underway.

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Pet Parent Warning: Pet Suffocation From Snack Bags ⚠️

Living indoors with our furry family members has its many rewards. Noggin pets, play time and naps can happen any time. But pet parents need a warning about a hidden danger in our homes: Pet suffocation from snack bags, pet food bags, cereal bags, garbage bags, and resealable bags.

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June Pet Awareness Days πŸ—“οΈ

June is here and summer is in the air! 2020 remains a troubling year for the entire planet – even more reason to celebrate the gift of love from our pets! Embrace their unbridled love to warm your heart!

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Leadership 101: Rekindling the Ember of Community and Neighborhoods πŸ•―οΈ

Note: I wrote this blog in 2011. It was timely then and even more timely now. This updated blog has minor edits…

We have at our disposal, many great new social media, mobile computing technology tools and folks using them β€” all external resources. BUT people refuse to look inward to work on their human frailties.

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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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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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