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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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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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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Successful Cat Adoption Tips 🐱

Cats make wonderful pets for any family of any size. Boomer families, Millennial families, retired couples, families with young children or teens and single adults are adopting cats.

If you’re thinking about adopting a pet, here are a few tips to guide you in the right direction.

Note: All photos (by @SocialClaude) are our feral rescue cat Oscar... 😎

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March Pet Awareness Days πŸ—“οΈ

March is here and spring is in the air! We’re moving into Daylight Saving Time, looking forward to longer sunny days, and spending time with our furry family members outside.

All month long learn how to keep your pets safe from poison around the house, and celebrate a very special day, K-9 Veterans Day on March 13.

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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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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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