Senior and Special Needs Pet Tips ♿️

This week, I stopped to pet some on my favorite doggy friends, Stanley and Grace. Stanley is a tiny special needs Chihuahua and Grace is his seven-year-old Chihuahua sibling. When I see them in town, I always talk to there pet dad – he’s happy that I stop to pet his little pals.

Grace and Stanley remind me of Dr. Pet Mom’s mission: To create a pet parent community to encourage adoption of rescue and shelter animals. Adoption includes helping senior and special needs pets find their forever homes.

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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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Special Resources for Special Needs Pets πŸ› οΈ

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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