October Pet Awareness Days πŸ—“οΈ

October feels like the start of the holiday season. The cool weather reminds us that fall is here. It’s not quite Autumn, the start of the seasonal change from summer to winter. October is also a great month for celebrating family pets and animals everywhere!

A list of October animal awareness days include:

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Mobile Veterinary Clinics Pros and Cons 🚚

In the United States alone, over 300 million pets are living in their forever homes. Worldwide, over 1.1 billion pets live with their pet families. Pets need veterinary care and mobile veterinary clinics are stepping up to fill the gap.

Mobile clinics give veterinarians the benefit of running a business. And pet parents everywhere are taking notice of alternatives to the traditional veterinary clinics as the only source for pet care.

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Planning Ahead: Your Pet Emergency Plan ⚠️

September is National Preparedness Month. And June 1 through November 30 is the Atlantic hurricane season. We are keenly aware of the power of hurricanes like Hurricane Dorian this year, and Hurricanes Florence and Michael in 2018.

The damage from hurricanes is life threatening and devastating, for pet parents and their pets. One way you can prepare for bad weather is to create a pet emergency plan.

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Active Lives for Special Needs Pets 😎

I’m excited to see a growing awareness and appreciation for special needs pets! This pets-are-family awakening means that many cats and dogs, who were once considered unadoptable, are getting a second chance.

Rescue animals who are too old, too sick, too shy, too small or have behavior challenges, are now getting the help they need.

Thankfully, many of these wonderful animals are no longer automatically euthanized.

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10 Cat Parenting Tips: Quality of Life 🐱

Cats like their alone time. And they like to be social. Cats don’t like to be bored. Let’s face it, people still think cats are mysterious, aloof and not affectionate. People also think living with a cat is easier than living with a dog…

But cat pet parents know differently. Your cat will let you know when (and if) she wants to play, socialize or just wants her alone time. It’s about the quality of life you share with your kitty.

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August Animal Events Calendar πŸ—“οΈ

August is a big month for cats and dogs everywhere.

Below is the August animal events calandar for your cats and dogs…

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Moving Pets Cross Country 🚚

Let’s face it – moving is stressful enough. More pet parents won’t let their pets travel by plane. Instead, they choose to drive their pets thousands of miles to their new home.

Moving cross country with your pets can make you crazy. But it doesn’t have to be a trip to the asylum for you or your pet. Smart pet parents plan and prepare for their cross country move.

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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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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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