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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How To Change Bad Habits To Good Ones ☯

We all have our inner demons to contend with. Slowly and deliberately, I am working through mine. The latest demon was my bad eating habits.

I’ve been exercising plenty but not shedding any pounds. I knew it was because of my habit of late night snacking.

So I needed to drop the late night snacking. When I stopped, the pounds started coming off.

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Why I Love My Cat, Oscar 😊

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I am open about my anxiety and depression. This week my spouse Dr. Pet Mom, is away in β€˜Frostbite Falls’ Minnesota doing some academic stuff.

Enter my cat, Oscar! He’s been great! He is very empathetic, knows when to purr and sit by my side. Thanks Oscar!

The story behind how we got Oscar is quite amazing: He is the result of some sad circumstances and God’s kindness…

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Holiday Fun: Doggy Campgrounds πŸ•οΈ

Dogs love the great outdoors! Pet parents and their furry pets can now enjoy the outdoors safely together. Try a doggy campground designed for canines and their human caregivers.

You won’t find a description of a doggy campground in Wikipedia, but these safe doggy spaces are popping up around the country.

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Volunteering For Pets 🐱 🦜 🐢

In a few weeks, it will be time to change the clocks again. Changing the time reminds me that the holiday season is right around the corner! It’s only October. But if you love shopping, you can find Black Friday and shop-early-for-Christmas sales in the stores this month.

I’m also thinking of other ways to make the holidays meaningful for my animal friends and pet parent community.

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The Illusion of Binary Choices πŸ’»

How often are you faced with one or two choices only to discover there actually may be more options? Hopefully, this happens to you all the time. If not, please read on. Discover how to find a third, fourth or even fifth option.

For example, I was on social media and noticed that red meat was a topic of discussion. Here’s one of the headlines: Where’s The Beef? New Study Finds Red Meat NotΒ Bad

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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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