Pet Diseases: How You Can Keep You Pet Healthy 😷

We’re in the middle of the winter and the flu season. Flu is preventable if we avoid contact with sick people, avoid touching our mouth, nose and eyes, and wash our hands with soap and water.

As a pet parent, you can also prevent disease in your family pet. Pet diabetes, dental disease, and obesity are preventable. How can you keep your pet healthy all year?

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Food Safety: Peanut Butter For Your Dog πŸ₯œ

Dogs love treats of all kinds. Peanut butter is one of the most popular dog treats. It’s a great treat for hiding pills or an occasional special treat.

How much do you really know about peanut butter for your dog? Do you know the difference between good and bad nuts? Do you know which nut butters are safe for your dog?

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February Pet Awareness Days πŸ—“οΈ

February is a month right in the heart of winter. This month we’re celebrating how to train your dog, dental health for pets, and responsible pet ownership.

The biggest highlight of the month is the Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The shows runs from February 10 and 11.

Another cool thing about the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is that each breed has an associated rescue group. Be there in person if you can, but the event will also be televised.

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Dr. Pet Mom Update: New Book For Pet Parents πŸ“š

I’m very excited to share some news about a Dr. Pet Mom project! This year, I’m writing a book for pets and their pet people. Pet parents everywhere want to give their pets a good life. And pet parenting is a big responsibility for anyone.

Our mission is to create a pet parent community to encourage adoption of rescue and shelter animals. We want to help pets find their forever homes. I’m working hard to keep this promise to members of my pet parent community.

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Estate Planning: Your Pet Legacy βš–οΈ

Do you know what will happen to your pet if something happens to you? Do you ever wonder if your pet will outlive you? Do you have a pet trust? Do you have a will? If you’re like most pet parents, these questions are not on your radar. But they should be…

Why? Because over 500,000 pets are abandoned each year due to the death or disability of their human companions.

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Senior and Special Needs Pet Tips ♿️

This week, I stopped to pet some on my favorite doggy friends, Stanley and Grace. Stanley is a tiny special needs Chihuahua and Grace is his seven-year-old Chihuahua sibling. When I see them in town, I always talk to there pet dad – he’s happy that I stop to pet his little pals.

Grace and Stanley remind me of Dr. Pet Mom’s mission: To create a pet parent community to encourage adoption of rescue and shelter animals. Adoption includes helping senior and special needs pets find their forever homes.

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When Kitty Stops Using the Litter Box 🐱

As any cat parent knows, cats can be stubborn. Cats generally have five types of personalities.

Cats can be dominant and take over resources like toys or food. They can also be insecure, shy or skittish. Other cats are social butterflies and easy going. Some cats are spontaneous and respond differently in any situation. Finally, cats can be curious or nosy.

Whatever type of personality, your cat communicates in her own way. She sends a message when she leaves you a clue outside the litter box.

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January Pet Awareness Days πŸ—“οΈ

Welcome to 2020! January is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s a month to walk your dog, change a pet’s life and rescue a bird.

All month long you can train your pet and celebrate a special anniversary for Seeing Eye Guide Dogs on January 29.

A list of January animal awareness days include:

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Holiday Heroes Interviews: Whispering Willows Senior Dog Sanctuary 🐢

Happy holidays to all! I’m happy to share a project that has come full circle. And just in time for the holidays! You may recall my Quilting For Rescue Pets blog about my small kennel quilts to fit pet carriers for cats and small dogs.

This year, I sent quilts to several animal rescue groups that save the lives of pets in disaster areas. To celebrate the holidays, I decided to conduct interviews with some of the rescue groups.

This week is my final Holiday Heroes Interview about these wonderful animal rescue groups. Staff and volunteers give so much to help homeless animals.

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Holiday Heroes: Build, Climb, Fly and Work to Save Animals 😊

Greetings and HAPPY HOLIDAYS! This week, Dr. Pet Mom is taking a break from conducting interviews. I discovered some organizations that help homeless pets in different ways.

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