Moving Pets Cross Country 🚚

Let’s face it – moving is stressful enough. More pet parents won’t let their pets travel by plane. Instead, they choose to drive their pets thousands of miles to their new home.

Moving cross country with your pets can make you crazy. But it doesn’t have to be a trip to the asylum for you or your pet. Smart pet parents plan and prepare for their cross country move.

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America’s Pets by the Numbers πŸ“Š

Are you curious how many and what types of pets are popular in American families?

Dogs top the list. But more Americans are cat pet parents (2.1 cats per household) than dog pet parents (1.6 dogs per household)!

Look no further! I have all the statistics below…

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Pet Chair Thieves of Twitter πŸš”

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen my tweets about my cat Oscar the chair thief.

It turns out that Oscar is part of collection of pet chair thieves. They come in all shapes and sizes. I hope you enjoy the photo roundup below of the pet chair thieves of Twitter… 😎

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Cat Product Review: Boo Boy Cat Toys 🐈

I’m proud to announce that Dr. Pet Mom will be reviewing pet related products, media and books. I hope you enjoy our first product review… 😎

Note: Dr. Pet Mom provides this review as a public service to our pet parent community. We do not receive any recompense for product reviews.

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How I Handle the Loss of a Pet 😿

Coping with the loss of a pet has to be the hardest part of being a dedicated loving pet mom or dad.

We all grieve differently as we cope with the loss of our pet. I’ll share my personal story and hope it will help other pet parents…

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Patriotic Pets on Parade πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

With the 4th of July just around the corner, I thought that a nice assortment of patriotic pet pics is in order…

πŸ’‘ Reminder: Keep your pets safe this summer. Dr. Pet Mom has an excellent post on the topic: Top 10 Pet Safety Tips for July 4th πŸŽ†

Enjoy the pics! 😎

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Top 10 Principles: Inner Workings of Our Spiritual Path πŸ¦‰

My usual admonition: I did not write this because it is true, per se. I hope to inspire others to think about spirituality and come to their own conclusions

Ask yourself this question: In this life, is my spiritual path preordained? Answer: Yes and no:

Life (a component of your spiritual path) is like a Broadway musical. Life has a plot and script where the actors inevitably flub their lines or lyrics. But the show must go on and in the end, the audience is none the wiser about mistakes.

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Top 10 Truth Discernment Tips πŸ¦‰

A while ago a new study came out and it was immediately embraced without nary a question as truth by those with an axe to grind and/or financial/political incentive to do so.

My own inherent bias against the study made it doubly hard for me to find the truth. But embracing my bias was a good start. Below are some tips I used in my thought process. Hope they help you, too! πŸ˜€

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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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