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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Out of the Deepest Abyss: My Journey Understanding and Coping With Depression and Anxiety 😿

Note: This post was first published in 2014. I am sharing it again in hopes it may help more people understand an alternate view on depression and anxiety...

Like all Americans, I was heartbroken to hear about the suicide of Robin Williams. He suffered from depression and had substance abuse problems.

I hope that what I write about today will help others who also suffer from mental illness, as I do.

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Celebrating World Turtle Day πŸ₯³

May 23 is World Turtle Day to celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.

Are turtles and tortoises reptiles or amphibians? What’s the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Do turtles have teeth?

Here’s a list of fun facts about turtles…

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LEGO My National Monuments! 😳

In 2014 I took a whole bunch of photos of this cool event at a local shopping mall (Natick Mall, Natick MA). Please enjoy the pics β€” I think we can all use a nice diversion from time to time.

The LEGO Americana Roadshow was mainly United States monuments and historic buildings β€” all made out of LEGO building blocks. At a distance they look quite real. Impressive!

There were also LEGO sundries which I also took some snapshots of. Please share if you like this blog.

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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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Announcing A New Social Enterprise Venture: Dr. Pet Mom Pet Parents Community πŸ₯³

Contact: Dr. Bessie DiDomenica (Dr. Pet Mom)
Phone: (339) 225-9284

Announcing A New Social Enterprise Venture: Dr. Pet Mom Pet Parents Community

Dr. Pet Mom Official Launch in May

Boston, MA, May 10, 2019 β€” Dr. Pet Mom ( is a new social enterprise for today’s growing pet parent community. The goal is to encourage pet adoption for all rescue and shelter animals. The unofficial launch in March was a brief introduction to a new online community for pet parents.

Dr. Pet Mom’s official launch now includes a strong social media presence. You can follow Dr. Pet Mom on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instragram and watch Youtube videos.

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Dr. Pet Mom (Bessie DiDomenica, MBA, PhD) Graduation Photos πŸŽ“

May is a month of renewal, and four years ago in May, Dr. Pet Mom (Bessie DiDomenica) completed her PhD in public policy at Walden University.

I thought I’d share the joy of her graduation again, which took place on July 11, 2015 just outside of Washington DC in Maryland.

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May 6-11: Celebrating Be Kind To Animals Week πŸ₯³

Did you know that Be Kind To Animals Week is the longest-running commemorative week in U.S. history? And it’s the most successful humane education campaign ever! Be Kind To Animals Week is a 104-year-old celebration this year!

That’s very exciting news for animals everywhere! Many people practice kindness to their animal friends every day. This is a special week to put the spotlight on the value of compassion and kindness towards them.

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Special Resources for Special Needs Pets πŸ› οΈ

May 3 is National Specially-Abled Pets Day. It’s a day to celebrate and educate the public about disabled pets. These special needs pets can be a challenge to care for. But loving pet parents know that the rewards for patience and understanding, outweigh the work.

Our mission at Dr. Pet Mom is simple: To create a pet parent community to encourage adoption of rescue and shelter animals. We want to help pets find their forever homes.

Rescue and shelter animals include older and special needs animals. These animals have challenges related to behavioral, physical, or a chronic illness (diabetes, FIV, arthritis). Special needs pet parents already know that their pets are not left overs, imperfect or can’t be saved. Their pets just need a little extra care and patience.

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