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

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.


ANIMAL WELFARE IN AMERICA BEST AND WORST OF TIMES

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.

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

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

who is the teacher dog or man?

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.


 

Green Pets not basic rescue the dogs nonprofit

Green Pets not basic rescue the dogs nonprofit

Green Pets not basic rescue the dogs nonprofit. Hi, I’m Steven Monahan, Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets Charities. On this site I share my 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.


Green Pets is not basic “rescue the dogs” nonprofit. We cover a lot of needs in our overarching vision of keeping families and pets together. And being a compassionate and articulate voice for our beloved companion animals.

The vision of Green Pets is in its name.  Pets are a precious resource to be sustained and not thrown away.  Green Pets believes pets are not disposable but rather a resource that needs to be rescued, renewed and rehomed. Founded in Atlanta, GA in 2007. Gold Star Rated 501c3 Non-Profit Organization. Recognized by the State Senate of Georgia and City Council of Woodstock for our works to the State and Community.

Green Pets not basic rescue the dogs nonprofitThe concept for Green Pets was based on my love of animals and best-selling animal welfare book, Rescue Renew Rehome.  RRR was written to share the human animal bond. And help shelters adopt more dogs.

In the past 10 years, GPA have rescued, renewed and rehomed almost 1,000 death row shelter animals throughout Georgia.

Dog Food was given to places like Papas Pantry, Must Ministries, and The Cherokee Animal Shelter.  A need was filled by helping families keep their pets with them when the tough times hit.

Green Pets helped children needing service dog to help them live to the best of their abilities.

Green Pets is keenly aware a phenomenon called “Black Dog Syndrome”.  It’s a sad truth that leaves black dogs in shelters much longer than their tan furred brethren.  Just like certain breeds, dogs shouldn’t be judged on the color of their fur or their breed.

Green Pets helped honor our local working K9s by providing a fenced in area at the Woodstock police station for a K9 outdoor “break room”.  Our police K9 is on the job protecting us 24/7 and Green Pets America believes we all should love and celebrate these working officers, with the dignity, honor and respect they deserve.

Steve Monahan, Green Pets Founder, said; Green Pets is not your basic rescue the dogs nonprofit. In our day to day efforts, we seek to fill the gaps in animal welfare that exist in providing needed resources to keep families and their beloved pets remain bonded together in hard times.

We listen to families and their individual needs.  It may be helping with funds to pay for routine veterinary care for a beloved pet. Or emergency care when a dog or cat is injured.  It even means providing resources for spay and neutering.

The State Senate of Georgia and City Council of Woodstock Georgia recognized Green Pets for their service to Georgia’s families and pets.

As Green Pets takes a moment to look back on the last 10 years, we look to the future and helping our surrounding area to “Live Green” with their pets.  Our Pets are so precious to us, as they give us unconditional love, we should all be giving them a chance to live healthy, happy and safe.

Green Pets not basic rescue the dogs nonprofit.