New Tips Do You Trust for Pet Advice Online

Hello, Friends!

I’m here to ask you a question today. Or more precisely, I am coming to you today with a request for a conversation.

Let me explain…

I spend a lot of time researching dogs, answering questions about dogs, sharing information and memes about dogs, talking about my dog with my vet, following dogs on Instagram… You understand what matters. My life revolves mainly around dogs.

And if I’m being completely honest with you, I’m so grateful for blogging right now.


I feel like this. very. success. with social media.

I’m not alone, I know. I doubtful many of you feel the same way. By the way, I’m not even talking about politics. Just old social media. There is something in the distance that the screens give to some people that makes them feel mean, negative and critical. So few people are open to learning because-gasp.-what you learn could actually change what you think or know about a particular topic. It’s disheartening and demoralizing.

I strive to publish positive or uplifting content, even when I am writing about difficult topics. That’s the best I can do right now, other than stay away from most social media.

Blogs, but? I am completely rekindling my love for all things blogging as social media loses its shine.


Every week I get an email or a DM from someone whose dog has recently been diagnosed with tremor. This is not a common condition, so first-hand experience is not lost. I am grateful that people are finding my posts and Cooper’s story so that we can connect about this strange and shared state of affairs.

Likewise, in matter of training difficulties or health problems, especially in cats, I turned to Blogs to gain real experience. The information from your veterinarian is important, of course, but the real experience is invaluable.

Instagram Facebook or Instagram because I felt like I had less time and found information there that was easier to digest.


There’s so much inflammatory shit and misinformation out there. Blogs can take a little longer – for example, finding the right one and digesting long, well-thought-out articles simply takes longer than reading an Instagram caption-but the tradeoff is definitely worth it.


I have recently been monitoring my habits with only one goal: to stop the senseless scrolling! And here’s what I found out…

If I have a specific question about Coop or cats, I first type the request in Google. I will be looking for a peer-reviewed study or a website known for sharing factual and competent content. Then I will look for blogs on the subject to see what real people have really done for their real pets. In rare matters, I search for Instagram or YouTube. I never, ever, ever search on Facebook again.

I’m curious: where do you turn when looking for pet advice online? Do you go into social? Blogs? Veterinary publications? Message Boards? Forums? Somewhere else?

How do you decide who you only trust for pet advice? I would love to hear from you in the comments. I’m really curious to know how you use the Internet to learn more about how to live better with our pets, and I would really appreciate any insight – even if you disagree with me! I love learning from you!

Of course, if you want to know more about blogging, I have to recommend the book I co-authored with Carol Bryant, pet Blogging for love and money. It is full of tips on working and learning online!