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Pets Can Heal With Natural Approaches

Like people, pets can develop allergies to medications that are overprescribed, including antibiotics, which also have a long list of side effects—many of which are long-term. There is also the escalating problem of resistance, which is the result of too-frequent and unnecessary use of these drugs. (read more…)

Greenville County Animal Care Services is offering several camps for children this summer. For parents who have children who dream of being a vet, dog trainer or using art to help animals get adopted, Camp Animal Care offers a unique camp experience. The camps will have hands-on opportunities to explore the world of animals, including veterinary/medical care, basic dog training, and using art to promote shelter pets, (read more…)

Anderson County PAWS is an open-intake shelter that provided help to approximately 7,000 animals last year. Kim Sanders, their director and veterinarian, says the goal of PAWS is to find loving and wonderful homes for all of the animals that come into their care. (read more…)

Earth’s Memorial to a Pet’s Passing

The American Pet Products Association estimates Americans collectively spent $69.5 million on our 235 million mammal, avian and reptile pets, as well as 158 million pet fish, (read more…)

What We Need to Know

With the explosion of cannabidiol (CBD) products on the human medical scene, many pet owners are looking into this hemp plant derivative as a natural means of medicating their four-legged family members. A study (read more…)

Help Your Pet Fight Off Seasonal Discomfort

As the weather warms, so does the chance of a family dog, cat or other pet suffering from springtime allergies. While we can’t always prevent them, we can use several natural therapies to lessen a pet’s allergy discomfort and help them heal.

Simply stated, an allergy is an overreaction of the immune system to a foreign protein (allergen). More pets suffer more from environmental allergies from sources as various as molds, (read more…)

This year, the ‘mutts’ are taking over Greenville’s Main Street on Saturday, April 27, for the 8th Annual Mutt Strut, benefiting the Greenville Humane Society. Participants will enjoy a two-mile walk/run through Downtown Greenville beginning at 8:30 a.m. at 550 South Main Street (read more…)

The Angel Pets Conference and Expo will be held in Asheville on Saturday, June 8, at the Renaissance Hotel. The conference, held in Salon A, is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the expo opening 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This pioneering, unique, and much-needed conference covers many topics on senior pet care needs, end-of-life care, (read more…)

Anderson County PAWS is an open-intake shelter that provided help to approximately 7,000 animals last year. Kim Sanders, their director and veterinarian, says the goal of PAWS is to find loving and wonderful homes for all of the animals that come into their care.

Upstate Natural Awakenings would like to introduce you to a couple of their star residents. (read more…)

by Sandra Murphy

Springtime doesn’t just mean warmer weather, colorful flowers and greening grass. It also brings seasonal allergies. For pets, it can be a miserable time of year, because dogs and cats are (read more…)

Pets at PAWS Need Homes, Donations
Anderson County PAWS is an open-intake shelter that provided help to approximately 7,000 animals last year. Kim Sanders, their director and veterinarian, says the goal of PAWS is to find loving and wonderful homes for all of the animals that come into their care.

Upstate Natural Awakenings would like to introduce you to a couple of their star residents. (read more…)

Tips to Keep Them Merry and Safe

Holidays promise joy and celebration, but the festivities can also lead to stress and anxiety for people and pets. It is important to remember that visiting strangers, a tree, shiny ornaments, gifts to sniff and food to beg for can pose danger for pets. (read more…)

Massage Keeps a Dog at Peak Health

(scroll to bottom for article regarding massage for cats)

Animals have performed massage on themselves or others since the dawn of time through natural grooming behaviors,” reports the Northwest School of Animal Massage, in Vashon, Washington. “Any animal’s quality of life can be enhanced with massage.” (read more…)

Anderson County PAWS is an open-intake shelter that provided help to approximately 7,000 animals last year. Kim Sanders, their director and veterinarian, says the goal of PAWS is to find loving and wonderful homes for all of the animals that come into their care.

Upstate Natural Awakenings would like to introduce you to a couple of their star residents. (read more…)

Simple Home Solutions that Help

An estimated 10 percent of Americans are allergic to household pets, with sensitivities to cats twice as common as to dogs, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Most people with cat allergies react to Fel d 1, a protein found on cat skin, although other cat allergens are found on the fur, in saliva and even in their urine, reports a study in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. (read more…)

GMO Toxins Permeate Pet Foods

In the late 1990s, the nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, “animal doctor” Michael Fox received many letters about dogs and cats with diarrhea, itchy skin and other persistent disorders. He advised all inquirers to immediately remove foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). Dozens of follow-up thank-you notes verified that his recommendation worked. (read more…)

Happy Places to Live and Travel Together

As of last year, 90 million dogs lived in American homes. Including cats, birds, fish, small animals and reptiles, the grand total is 393 million, reports the American Pet Products Association. Pets are considered family members by 95 percent of their people. Accordingly, pets are a key consideration in choosing a friendly place to live or visit. (read more…)

How Animals Self-Medicate

Every species embodies a solution to some environmental challenge, and some of these solutions are breathtaking in their elegance.
~Linda Bender, Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals

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Crunchy Nutrition Animals Will Love

Despite their small size, sprouts pack a nutritional wallop with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants and protein. Dogs, birds, horses and even cats enjoy the crunch, as well as the health benefits.

Cats

Notorious for being picky eaters, cats might balk at sprouts being added to their regular diet. (read more…)

Service Animals Train to Help People in Need

Service dogs help an aging population live full lives in spite of limitations, no matter the size, age or breed of dog. Plus, hundreds of thousands of canines make living with disabilities both possible and more pleasant.

The Rules

“Service dogs don’t eat on duty, and should be on the floor, not put in a handbag or shopping cart,” advises Maggie Sims, project manager for the Rocky Mountain Americans with Disabilities Act Center, in Colorado Springs. (read more…)

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