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.
Continue reading “Top 10 Pet Safety Tips for July 4th 🎆”
With the 4th of July just around the corner, I thought that a nice assortment of patriotic pet pics is in order…
💡 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 🎆
Enjoy the pics! 😎
Continue reading “Patriotic Pets on Parade 🇺🇸”
OK you’ve now seen our mascot and rescue cat, the King of Sheeba Oscar, with his crown. Let me backtrack and explain how this happened…
Continue reading “Dr. Pet Mom’s New King! 👑”
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.
Continue reading “My Passion For Animals and My PhD 👩🏾🎓”
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.
Continue reading “Pet-Friendly Houseplants For Your Cat Or Dog 🌿”
May 3 is National Specially-Abled Pets Day. It’s a day to celebrate and educate the public about disabled pets. These special needs pets can be a challenge to care for. But loving pet parents know that the rewards for patience and understanding, outweigh the work.
Our mission at Dr. Pet Mom is simple: To create a pet parent community to encourage adoption of rescue and shelter animals. We want to help pets find their forever homes.
Rescue and shelter animals include older and special needs animals. These animals have challenges related to behavioral, physical, or a chronic illness (diabetes, FIV, arthritis). Special needs pet parents already know that their pets are not left overs, imperfect or can’t be saved. Their pets just need a little extra care and patience.
Continue reading “Special Resources for Special Needs Pets 🛠️”
It’s easy to take for granted the love we share with our pets. So I thought I’d remind myself why I love my cat pal, Oscar. You might want to remind yourself why you love your pets too.
Continue reading “Why I Love My Cat Pal, Oscar 🐈”
We know that our pets love us – they show us all the time with a wagging tail, a loving purr, or a paw on the knee when we’re feeling sad. But sometimes our pets reach their limit: They just get tired of humans.
Cats and dogs have their own personal boundaries. When we step across the line, they let us know.
Continue reading “Cat and Dog Peeves About Humans 🐈 🐕”
Let’s face it, most cats aren’t very talkative except for the occasional meow. Cats also don’t wear their feelings on their faces. Just because cats don’t say very much with their voices or faces doesn’t mean they aren’t communicating their feelings to their cat moms and dads.
Continue reading “How Cats Tell You They Love You 😻”
This week, I leaped back into the world of volunteering. I’m working with a local animal rescue group, Bay State Animal Cooperative (BSAC) in the greater Boston area.
Springtime is their busy kitten season. Kittens are in demand right now, and BSAC needs some extra hands to help process adoption applications. I volunteered for a training session on processing adoption applications.
Continue reading “Why I Volunteer for Cats in Need 😿”