Summer Dangers for Cats: Heatstroke and Bug Bites 🌞

Summer is outdoor time for people and pets. Cats might get excited about summer. Unsure if indoor cats really feel the need to wander outdoors in the good weather (or if that’s what their pet parents think they feel.)

Either way, if you let your kitties out for some fun in the sun, be aware of those summer dangers: Bug bites, UV exposure and parasites.

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July is Lost Pet Prevention Month πŸ”

July is in full swing. Pets and pet parents are spending more time outside. This month is about pet safety: pet safety tips for July 4th, and keeping a pet first aid kit for home and travel. July is also Lost Pet Prevention Month.

You’re a good pet parent and try to keep your pet safe and away from danger. But sometimes a cat jumps the fence. Sometimes a dog escapes through an open door.

A lost pet can be a pet parent’s worst nightmare.

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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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The Best Ways to Pick Up and Hold Your Dog ⚠️

This summer, I frequently visit a puppy adoption event. Each week, the volunteers introduce five puppies to the public, most around 3 to 4 months old. They are all rescue animals from an overcrowded shelter in the southeast.

Petting puppies is a great stress reliever and this event is a winner. Most puppies are adopted into their forever homes. People leave the event smiling and feeling the joy of puppy petting.

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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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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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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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My Passion For Animals and My PhD πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸŽ“

I’m sitting here with my best buddy, Oscar. He’s a rescue cat. A few years back, I had a young rescue cat, Mr. Bean, who suddenly stopped eating and was not his usual self.

Mr. Bean crouched in dark corners, didn’t play much or enjoy socializing. His condition was never fully diagnosed, but I gave Mr. Bean medication to comfort him.

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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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