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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January Pet Awareness Days πŸ—“οΈ

Welcome to 2020! January is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s a month to walk your dog, change a pet’s life and rescue a bird.

All month long you can train your pet and celebrate a special anniversary for Seeing Eye Guide Dogs on January 29.

A list of January animal awareness days include:

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Never Foods for Cats and Dogs! 🚨

My rule: People food is not for pets!

If you find this list useful, please share on social media: it could save the life of someone’s beloved cat or dog…

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Holiday Heroes Interviews: Whispering Willows Senior Dog Sanctuary 🐢

Happy holidays to all! I’m happy to share a project that has come full circle. And just in time for the holidays! You may recall my Quilting For Rescue Pets blog about my small kennel quilts to fit pet carriers for cats and small dogs.

This year, I sent quilts to several animal rescue groups that save the lives of pets in disaster areas. To celebrate the holidays, I decided to conduct interviews with some of the rescue groups.

This week is my final Holiday Heroes Interview about these wonderful animal rescue groups. Staff and volunteers give so much to help homeless animals.

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Holiday Heroes: Build, Climb, Fly and Work to Save Animals 😊

Greetings and HAPPY HOLIDAYS! This week, Dr. Pet Mom is taking a break from conducting interviews. I discovered some organizations that help homeless pets in different ways.

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Holiday Gifting for Rescue Animals 🎁

This year, Dr. Pet Mom re-discovered the joy of quilting! She started making quilts for animal rescues and shelters.

Dr. Pet Mom was hooked since the shout out to help local shelters impacted by natural disasters – flooding, hurricanes, forest fires, winter storms, mudslides, and tornadoes.

Christmas time is near and she is gifting more quilts to help homeless cats and dogs.

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Anatomy of an Answered Prayer πŸ™

I recently observed the power of prayer. My heartfelt prayers for a loved one were answered.

Here’s what happened…

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Dr. Pet Mom’s Cat Oscar Needs Your Help! πŸ†˜

Our beloved cat Oscar, is in need of surgery for bladder stones. We are asking pet lovers from Dr. Pet Mom’s pet parenting community to chip in and help.

Here is a chronology of Oscar’s health care crisis:

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Pets For Life in Pet Service Deserts 🐱 🐢 πŸ‡ 🦜

Have you ever heard of a pet service desert? It’s a community where services for pets are not available or affordable. Families in pet service deserts live in low-income areas. But the Humane Society of the US (HSUS) Pets For Life (PFL) program is working to close the gap in pet wellness services.

Poverty creates barriers in access to health care, quality food and veterinary care. One source noted and that the “extreme lack of access to pet resources is a national crisis” that is often ignored.

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Writing For Pets: How Am I Doing? πŸ€”

Animals are Mother Nature’s gift to the world. Animals bring us joy, make us laugh, cry, and feel human. They help us survive – giving is in their DNA.

For many reasons, I’m happy to discover my alter ego, Dr. Pet Mom. Behind the scenes, I’m reticent about my life. But when it comes to animals, I come out of the shadows.

My face lights up with an easy smile. It’s my natural reaction to animals. Coming out of the shadows also means writing a book to help animals. So how am I doing?

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