Every time I turn around there is another warning of what not to feed our dogs

Every time I turn around there is another warning of what not to feed our dogs. Today there are just too many theories, opinions and little science. It’s getting to the point of not knowing what to take for granted, or what is good or bad for dogs to eat any longer. I think we just have to be very educated, hyper aware, use common sense, don’t give them something we would not eat ourselves and see how they react to foods and their environment.

Every time I turn around there is another warning of what not to feed our dogs
Is this good or bad for me?

Steven Monahan, Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities, shares his insights, expertise and opinions on the human animal bond; including, nutrition, pet food, total wellness, animal welfare and animal rights. As well as news, trends and developments in the global pet industry.


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ANIMAL WELFARE IN AMERICA BEST AND WORST OF TIMES

ANIMAL WELFARE IN AMERICA BEST AND WORST OF TIMES.

 “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way. Charles Dickens. 1859

THIS QUOTE ON THE TIMES THEN IN AMERICA WAS WRITTEN BY CHARLES DICKENS ALMOST 160 YEARS AGO. DOES IT SOUND EERILY LIKE TODAY?

What does this quote have to do with pets, pet food and animal welfare? Well to me it parallels what’s going on today in 2017 in animal welfare and animal care.

THE BEST OF TIMES:  We used to kill 8 million pets yearly, now less pets are being killed in shelters. Dog and cat ownership is up. People now care for pets like family members. Some pets even better than other family members:}

Healthier pet food is being rolled out. More human grade pet food is becoming available. People are bonding closer and closer with their pets. Animal rights laws are being passed globally.

THE WORST OF TIMES: In 2017 3.5 million dogs and cats are still killed in America yearly. People are becoming more and more selfish, taking their pet to a shelter or stopping their car and pushing their pet out and driving off. This happened this week in Woodstock. I was called to help. Pet food companies are putting poisoned downed animal meat into our pet’s food. Large pet food companies like are lying about the benefits of their products. And more families are struggling to feed themselves and feed their pets. And families are struggling to pay for medical care for themselves and their beloved family pet as well.

So what do we do in these parallel times of Light and darkness? At Green Pets we believe the answer is not turning against one another, but coming together as a local community to work on our challenges. To continue to care for one another. To embracing hope, looking forward together as compassionate, higher thinking human beings to a brighter future. And dare I say it: Loving ourselves, one another and our pets.

For while it is a global world the reality is that most everything that impacts us is locally. Please support your local nonprofits that are making a difference in local lives. Charities that are doing what needs to be done so we can get on with our lives.

Support local nonprofits that are caring for families, women, children and pets. Please support wonderful places and people like Papas Pantry, Ahimsa House, Must Ministries, and yes…Green pets America Charities.

“While others live in the winter of despair, let us bond together as a community in the coming spring of hope.


ANIMAL WELFARE IN AMERICA BEST AND WORST OF TIMES, From Steven Monahan, Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities. Steven shares his insights, expertise and opinions on the human animal bond; including, nutrition, pet food, total wellness, animal welfare and animal rights. As well as news, trends and developments in the global pet industry.

ANIMAL WELFARE IN AMERICA BEST AND WORST OF TIMES.

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10 Smart Hacks Pet Owners Should Follow

Here are Green Pets 10 Smart Hacks Pet Owners Should Follow.

1. Protect Your Dog’s Paws with Vaseline
You know that dog’s paws are vulnerable to cracking especially in the cold weather, right? Help keep his paws feeling soft by using Vaseline. You can use dog socks to prevent him from spoiling your carpet.

2. The no-chew Trick
So, if you’re looking to protect your phone charger or your slippers from becoming a chew toy for your dog or cat, just rub a little bitter apple spray on it to deter your dog from chewing on it, and as for your cat, you can use a citrus-scented cleaner!

3.Pet Hair Removal
Well! We love pets because they are furballs, but at the same time, complain about their hair lying all over the place. No more complaints, just dampen your rubber gloves and run them over any surface that is covered with hair. The gloves will remove the hair like a charm.

4.Slow Down His Eating
If your pup is used to gulping down his food, here’s a trick to slow him down. Place a ball in his eating bowl. He’ll have to roll it every time he wants to eat, so this will prevent him from gulping down his food.

5.Toy Ice Cake
Freeze a pot filled with water and your dog’s favorite toys or treats, and they’ll stay entertained and cool throughout the day!

6. Pet Food Container
Want to get rid of that huge bag of dry kibbles and bits? Start storing pet food in cereal containers, they will occupy less space and help you just pour the food directly into your pet’s food bowl.

7.Use Chalk to Keep Ants out of Your Pet’s Feeding Bowl
Ants won’t cross a chalk line because it interferes with their ability to follow scent trails left by other ants.

8. Clean Up Cat Pee with Soda Bicarbonate
If your cat’s peed on your bed or floor, soak up as much of it as you can and leave it to dry. Then to get rid of the odor, sprinkle bicarbonate of soda onto the area and leave for 15 minutes. Then just vacuum the soda away!

9. Keep Your Cat’s Water Dish Away from Their Food
Cats supposedly think that water near food is contaminated, so moving their water dish away from their food will encourage them to drink it.

10. Always take 2 poop bags when you walk your dog.


10 Smart Hacks Pet Owners Should Follow from Steven Monahan, Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities. Steven shares his insights, expertise and opinions on the human animal bond; including, nutrition, pet food, total wellness, animal welfare and animal rights. As well as news, trends and developments in the global pet industry.


10 Smart Hacks Pet Owners Should Follow

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Who Is The Teacher Dog Or Man?

Who Is The Teacher Dog Or Man?. There are two realities. Love and Hate. At Green Pets we live with both.


I AM LOVE

MAN CAN BREAK MY BODY

MAN CAN TORTURE ME

MAN CAN KILL ME

BUT MAN CANNOT KILL MY SOUL

MAN CANNOT KILL MY LOVE FOR MANKIND

FOR I AM DOG

I AM LOVE

LEARN FROM ME


When I peer into the eyes of a dog, I see love. Some look into the same eyes and see hate. The eyes of a dog are a mirror into the dogs soul. They are also a mirror into the Soul of the viewer. If a man is full of hate, he will see only hate in the dogs eyes. For that man cannot see anything but hate wherever he looks.

The person who looks into the eyes of a dog who has love in her or his heart cannot see hate. That person can only see Love reflected back. That person has love in their heart and the love in their heart and the Dogs heart for them is reflected back.

We in animal rescue can rescue dogs, but cannot rescue mankind. One either has a soul or does not. One sees love or cannot. One can only see hate or love. We cannot see both at the same moment. We who see love must care for the dogs that are on this earth.

Mankind and Dogs are caught up in the same mysterious invisible net we call life. Dogs are not owned by man. We are two equal species, two equal souls caught together.

Who is the teacher Dog or man?

Who Is The Teacher Dog Or Man?


Who Is The Teacher Dog or Man, by Steven Monahan. Steven is the Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities, Steven Monahan, Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities, shares his insights, expertise and opinions on the human animal bond; including, nutrition, pet food, holistic wellness, animal welfare and animal rights. As well as news, trends and developments in the global pet industry.


 

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