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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COVID-19 Game Changer? πŸ€”

“I think this [Hydroxychloroquine/Z-Pak] is the beginning of the end of the pandemic. I’m very serious.” –Dr. Stephen Smith (Infectious Disease Specialist)

Remember, it is your solemn community responsibility to adhere to Presidents Trump’s COVID-19 guidelines: 30 Days To Slow The Spread (PDF download/view).

I also URGE you to wear a cloth face mask when you go out in public to shop for groceries and other necessities.

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DIY Cloth Face Masks 😷

UPDATE (with link): Important to follow the CDC guidelines:
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19.

Here’s another way you can prevent the spread of COVID-19: The CDC is advising that we wear a cloth face mask when we have to be out in public. A face mask will help protect you, which in turn helps to protect your community.

Please be advised that a face mask only offers varying degrees of protection depending on material used. And very important: The other CDC guidelines (e.g. social distancing) have not changed!

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Pets and Companion Animals: Safety and COVID-19 ⚠️

Spring is here and all around the planet, we are living through troubling times. Each day, we learn more and more about COVID-19. This virus has turned the world upside down.

Sadly, the impact on pets is very distressing: People are abandoning their pets. People are fearful and confused by stories that claim COVID-19 is transmitted from our pets.

PLEASE DON’T BELIEVE THE MYTH THAT PETS ARE CONTAGIONS OF THIS VIRUS! Pets are not the problem. COVID-19 is spread only through human-to-human contact.

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Dr. Pet Mom Celebrates Year One! πŸ₯³

Leap year is a special year for anyone born on February 29. Dr. Pet Mom is also celebrating a special day in the last week of February. February 24 marks the first anniversary of Dr. Pet Mom!!!

First of all, a big THANK YOU! to all my Dr. Pet Mom followers on social media. Every pet parent deserves recognition for helping a pet. Anything we can do to help animals is a good thing. And thanks to you, our pet parent community is growing.

It feels great to celebrate and build on our six-month milestones.

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Does Your Fire Department Have Pet Oxygen Masks? πŸš’

Animals lovers everywhere can help their furry friends and help firefighters save lives. For less than $100, your local fire department can save pet lives with pet oxygen masks.

You may have seen firefighters save a pet using CPR and administering oxygen. The masks are made for people, and are not ideal for pets.

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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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How Pet Parents Can Pay It Forward 😊

You’ve been blessed with a nice kitty, birdie or doggy as a pet. Below are some ideas on how to repay the love your pets give you, by helping the larger pet community…

If you find this information useful, please share on social media. Thanks! 😎

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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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