Springtime is here! You may be thinking about greening up your home with some new plants. If you have pets, you need to know which plants are pet-safe for your home.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has a database of toxic and non-toxic plants for pets. Here’s a list to get you started.
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Did you know that the third Saturday every May is Armed Forces Day? Since Dr. Pet Mom is a pet-centered effort I thought I’d repost some nice military service doggy photos that first appeared here on March 29, 2019.
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Contact: Dr. Bessie DiDomenica (Dr. Pet Mom)
Phone: (339) 225-9284
Announcing A New Social Enterprise Venture: Dr. Pet Mom Pet Parents Community
Dr. Pet Mom Official Launch in May
Boston, MA, May 10, 2019 — Dr. Pet Mom (DrPetMom.com) is a new social enterprise for today’s growing pet parent community. The goal is to encourage pet adoption for all rescue and shelter animals. The unofficial launch in March was a brief introduction to a new online community for pet parents.
Dr. Pet Mom’s official launch now includes a strong social media presence. You can follow Dr. Pet Mom on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instragram and watch Youtube videos.
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May is a month of renewal, and four years ago in May, Dr. Pet Mom (Bessie DiDomenica) completed her PhD in public policy at Walden University.
I thought I’d share the joy of her graduation again, which took place on July 11, 2015 just outside of Washington DC in Maryland.
Continue reading “Dr. Pet Mom (Bessie DiDomenica, MBA, PhD) Graduation Photos 🎓”
Did you know that Be Kind To Animals Week is the longest-running commemorative week in U.S. history? And it’s the most successful humane education campaign ever! Be Kind To Animals Week is a 104-year-old celebration this year!
That’s very exciting news for animals everywhere! Many people practice kindness to their animal friends every day. This is a special week to put the spotlight on the value of compassion and kindness towards them.
Continue reading “May 6-11: Celebrating Be Kind To Animals Week 🥳”
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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It’s easy to take for granted the love we share with our pets. So I thought I’d remind myself why I love my cat pal, Oscar. You might want to remind yourself why you love your pets too.
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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.
Continue reading “Cat and Dog Peeves About Humans 🐈 🐕”
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.
Continue reading “How Cats Tell You They Love You 😻”
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.
Continue reading “Why I Volunteer for Cats in Need 😿”