Prevent Animal Cruelty and Keep Pets Safe at Easter 🐰 πŸ₯š

April is a good time to celebrate our pet friends. Spring is finally here! If you’ve been indoors too long, it’s time to get outside. Enjoy a long walk with your favorite pet and shake off the winter doldrums.

NOTE: Please follow the 30 Days To Slow The Spread guidelines when you are outdoors.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers a few ideas to prevent animal cruelty, encourage pet adoption, and help rescue horses.

The ASPCA reminds us that April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.

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COVID-19 Game Changer? πŸ€”

“I think this [Hydroxychloroquine/Z-Pak] is the beginning of the end of the pandemic. I’m very serious.” –Dr. Stephen Smith (Infectious Disease Specialist)

Remember, it is your solemn community responsibility to adhere to Presidents Trump’s COVID-19 guidelines: 30 Days To Slow The Spread (PDF download/view).

I also URGE you to wear a cloth face mask when you go out in public to shop for groceries and other necessities.

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April Pet Awareness Days πŸ—“οΈ

Many things are on our minds these days including family, surviving and thriving. Pets are important family members. And this month, we celebrate pet first aid and therapy animals.

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DIY Cloth Face Masks 😷

UPDATE (with link): Important to follow the CDC guidelines:
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19.

Here’s another way you can prevent the spread of COVID-19: The CDC is advising that we wear a cloth face mask when we have to be out in public. A face mask will help protect you, which in turn helps to protect your community.

Please be advised that a face mask only offers varying degrees of protection depending on material used. And very important: The other CDC guidelines (e.g. social distancing) have not changed!

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Pet Bird Adoption Tips 🦜

Nature is amazing and always in control. In the midst of today’s global life change around the Coronavirus outbreak, I remember that there is truly much beauty in the world.

Some of nature’s most beautiful animals are birds. It may not feel like spring time right now. But birds can bring beauty, color and song into your life.

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Pets and Companion Animals: Safety and COVID-19 ⚠️

Spring is here and all around the planet, we are living through troubling times. Each day, we learn more and more about COVID-19. This virus has turned the world upside down.

Sadly, the impact on pets is very distressing: People are abandoning their pets. People are fearful and confused by stories that claim COVID-19 is transmitted from our pets.

PLEASE DON’T BELIEVE THE MYTH THAT PETS ARE CONTAGIONS OF THIS VIRUS! Pets are not the problem. COVID-19 is spread only through human-to-human contact.

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Honoring Our Brave K-9 Veterans on March 13 πŸŽ–οΈ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

We have many reasons to celebrate everything our doggy friends do for us. March 13 is a day set aside to honor the service and sacrifices of American military and working dogs throughout history.

March 13 is National K-9 Veterans Day in honor of military service and working dogs in the United States military.

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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 3/13/20 blog “Honoring Our Brave K-9 Veterans on March 13.”

Enjoy! 😎

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March Pet Awareness Days πŸ—“οΈ

March is here and spring is in the air! We’re moving into Daylight Saving Time, looking forward to longer sunny days, and spending time with our furry family members outside.

All month long learn how to keep your pets safe from poison around the house, and celebrate a very special day, K-9 Veterans Day on March 13.

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Dr. Pet Mom Celebrates Year One! πŸ₯³

Leap year is a special year for anyone born on February 29. Dr. Pet Mom is also celebrating a special day in the last week of February. February 24 marks the first anniversary of Dr. Pet Mom!!!

First of all, a big THANK YOU! to all my Dr. Pet Mom followers on social media. Every pet parent deserves recognition for helping a pet. Anything we can do to help animals is a good thing. And thanks to you, our pet parent community is growing.

It feels great to celebrate and build on our six-month milestones.

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