Special Resources for Special Needs Pets πŸ› οΈ

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.

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Cat and Dog Peeves About Humans πŸˆΒ πŸ•

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.

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How Cats Tell You They Love You 😻

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.

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Why I Volunteer for Cats in Need 😿

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.

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Dr. Pet Mom Wants Your Pet Pics and Videos! πŸ“· πŸ“Ή

Do you have any pet pics and videos you are itching to share with the universe? If yes, Dr. Pet Mom welcomes you to submit them! 😎

NOTE: If you want to see our community pets click here.

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A Dog a Day Keeps the Doctor Away 😷

Sometimes the daily work doldrums can get to you. My routine is to add a bit of sunshine to my day by petting dogs. I try to make a daily visit to places where dogs, pet parents and dog walkers hang out.

I also visit dog parks, public areas, parks, and designated dog areas to increase my chances of petting a dog. Any dog will do: big, medium, small, or pint size.

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Changing The World: Women Who Save Animals πŸ‘©πŸ½β€ πŸ” 🐈 πŸ•

We close out Women’s History Month by recognizing some invisible heroines. This week, we celebrate women pioneers who help animals. Maybe they didn’t set out to change the world, but these women saved the lives of many animals, big and small.

We all know at least one woman who has devoted her life to helping animals. For example, in my community, Bay State Animal Cooperative is a safe, no kill rescue for animals. The non-profit is run by women who work to “reduce animal overpopulation and unnecessary suffering for companion, stray, relinquished and feral animals.”

BSAC has a warm place in my heart. It’s the place I where I found and adopted my furry boy, Oscar. He’s an older cat who makes a fine therapy pet for cats and people.

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Military Service Dogs Slide Show πŸŽ–οΈ πŸ“·

I thought I’d share some photos of military service dogs as a followup to Dr. Pet Mom’s 3/15/29 blog “Honoring Our Brave K-9 Veterans on March 13.”

Enjoy! 😎

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