Upstate South Carolina

Natural Pet.

streby Julie Peterson

Wade Breunig, of Buckeye, Arizona, had lost his marriage, his job and his house. To combat depression, he went to the local animal shelter to adopt the first cat that “talked” to him. As if on cue, a 2-year-old black cat yowled persistently. During the adoption, Breunig learned that “Bubba” had been scheduled to be euthanized. He was saving a life. (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…)

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…)

Dr. Jeanne Fowler and her veterinary practice All About Pets is well known in upstate South Carolina as the place to find holistic health services for your pet. As well as holding a degree in Zoology, Dr. Fowler is certified in acupuncture, in veterinary orthopedic manipulation and in Chinese (read more…)

Treating the Whole Pet

About 10 years ago, Kim Krouth’s dog, Buckeye, was suffering from severe allergy symptoms. The mixed-breed shepherd was licking and biting her paws until her toe pads were bleeding. “Our conventional vet prescribed steroids,” recalls Krouth. “It helped some, but also agitated Buckeye. When I found out that other side effects could include serious health problems, I didn’t want to put her at risk.” (read more…)

by Julie Peterson

As a neurologist, Dr. Aysha Akhtar wanted to acknowledge that medicine has largely overlooked our relationships with animals and their impact on our health. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and bullying, she gained strength and courage to change her situation after forming a deep bond with an abused dog. (read more…)

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…)

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