NATURAL PET

Nature’s Remedies

By Sandra Murphy | March 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

How Animals Self-Medicate From birds and elephants to dolphins, animals, whether by instinct or learned behavior, have discovered ways to cope with parasites, pests, aches and pains. This science of self-medication is called zoopharmacognosy (zoo for animal, pharma for drug and cognosy for knowing). At home, a dog or cat that eats grass is practicing…

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Sprouts for Pets

By Sandra Murphy | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

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.…

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Service Dog Resources

By Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

TO CONTACT AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT CENTERS: Ten centers serve the U.S. and calls are directed to the one closest to the caller. Call 800-949-4232 or visit adata.org. TO SUPPORT THE TAILS OF HOPE FOUNDATION: This nonprofit provides critical and life- saving help to veterans, first responders and search-and-rescue teams. Operating on donations, it covers…

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Do-Good Dogs Do Almost Anything

By Sandra Murphy | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Service Animals Train to Help People in Need by Sandra Murphy   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…

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Don’t Overfeed Fido

By Karen Becker | January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Plus Other Tips to Keep a Dog Cancer-Free by Karen Becker Cancer is the leading cause of canine fatalities in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Often diagnosed too late, the risks, heartache and expense of aggressive traditional treatments have many people searching for healthy alternatives. Although the causes are not well understood, we can give…

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Pets Love Music: Each Species Groves to Its own Beat

By Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. | November 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Sandra Murphy Just as dogs’ and cats’ noses are more efficient than ours, they also have better hearing, reacting to a broader and higher range of frequencies and vibrations. “We sense our world from where our ears are. Our plane is generally five to six feet high; animals closer to the ground hear things differently,”…

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A Better Pooper Scooper

By John and Trina Voell | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

CRISSY TRASK Good weather brings more people and their dogs outdoors. But, not everyone picks up after their pooch. Unfortunately, the presence of dog piles where we walk, picnic and play has become a common and unwelcome sight in our parks, beside paths and walkways, and even in neighborhood flowerbeds. No one likes cleaning up…

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Aging Gracefully

By penyaaah | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Good Ways to Care for Pets in their Golden Years SANDRA MURPHY We know that animals subjectively age faster than humans. What are the signs and how can we ease the way for an elderly pet? “As with humans, living longer doesn’t mean adding on time at the end, but adding to the middle, when…

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Alzheimer’s Alternatives

By John and Trina Voell | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Natural Therapies Can Help DR. SHAWN MESSONNIER Canine and feline Alzheimer’s disease, also known as cognitive disorder, is the most common chronic degenerative problem for older dogs and cats, especially past the age of 10. It affects millions of pets in the United States. The cause of Alzheimer’s in animals is unknown. It appears, however,…

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Cat & Canine Cuisine

By penyaaah | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recipes by Dr. Carol Osborne CAROL OSBORNE You can prepare a homemade diet for your pet as easily as for your family, according to Dr. Carol Osborne, veterinarian extraordinaire. She notes that these recipes will help keep your family’s furry 4-legged companions happy and healthy. Here are a few of Dr. Carol’s tried-and-true kitchen creations…

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