How to Help Your Pet Live Longer

HOW TO HELP YOUR PET LIVE LONGER

 How to Help Your Pet Live Longer. Steve Monahan, Green Pets America

HOW YOUR PET AGES

 Free radicals cause altered gene expression and damage to our pets. This damage leads to oxidative stress and inflammation, which is associated with our pets aging and disease.

Fortunately, however, Mother Nature provides a very powerful weapon against this free radical aging process in the form of antioxidants. Simply put antioxidants neutralize the effect of free radicals and help to protect your pets heart, brain and other organs from oxidative stress.

If you pay attention to matters of health and aging, you’ve heard the term free radicals, which are unstable molecules that travel around the body looking to bond with stable molecules in order to steal an electron and stabilize themselves. When they are successful, they create new unstable molecules.

Free radicals are unavoidable because they’re produced during normal metabolic, cellular and immune system activity, as well as by external factors such as strenuous exercise, a poor diet, stress, pollution and even sunlight.

 

ANTIOXIDANTS TO THE RESCUE. 

Antioxidants Provide Huge Health and Longevity Benefits for Pets. Antioxidants are molecules that gobble up toxic free radicals floating around in your pet’s body before they can harm healthy cells and tissue, thereby reducing oxidative stress and DNA damage.

Antioxidants play a key role in longevity, and high levels of circulating antioxidants are commonly seen in the “oldest old” among us. Several studies of older dogs have proved the benefits of an antioxidant-rich diet for canines.

Additionally, the results of a seven-year study of 90 kitties aged 7 to 17 who were fed an antioxidant-rich diet showed fewer decreases in lean muscle mass; improved body weight, lean body mass, skin thickness and red cell quality; decreased incidence of disease; general improvement in quality of life; and significantly longer life span.

The same is true for dogs. The more free radicals the body makes, the more antioxidants the body requires, and research shows puppies may have antioxidant deficiencies. 

WHAT FOODS HAVE ANTIOXIDANTS.

Unfortunately, most commercially available pet foods, even those of very high-quality, contain synthetic vitamins and minerals that provide only minimal nutrition, not optimum nutrition.

 

Your dog’s or cat’s body is designed to absorb nutrients from fresh whole foods very efficiently.

Antioxidants are contained in the vitamins in fresh foods, including:

  • Vitamin A and carotenoids, which are found in bright colored fruits and veggies like apricots, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, peaches, squash, sweet potatoes and tomatoes
  • Vitamin C, found in citrus fruits and strawberries, as well as green peppers, broccoli and green leafy vegetables
  • Vitamin E, found in nuts, seeds and whole grains
  • Selenium, found in protein sources like fish, chicken, beef and eggs

Phytochemicals also contain antioxidant properties:

  • Flavonoids/polyphenols are in cranberries and tea
  • Lycopene is in tomatoes and watermelon
  • Lutein sources are dark green vegetables like spinach, broccoli and kale
  • Lignan is found in flax seed and certain other grains

ARTICLE RECAP – How to Help Your Pet Live Longer

  • Pets age because free radicals cause altered gene expression and damage to our pets. This damage leads to oxidative stress and inflammation, which is associated with our pets aging and disease.
  • Mother Nature. Nature provides a very powerful weapon against the aging  process in the form of antioxidants.
  • Studies of older dogs have proved the benefits of an antioxidant-rich diet for dogs.
  • A seven-year study of kittens fed an antioxidant-rich diet showed fewer decreases in lean muscle mass; improved body weight, lean body mass, skin thickness and red cell quality; decreased incidence of disease; general improvement in quality of life; and significantly longer life span.
  • Your dog or cat’s body is designed to absorb nutrients from fresh, living foods very efficiently.
  • Antioxidants are contained in the vitamins in fresh foods.

I am not a Vet. While I have over 12 years’ experience rescuing, feeding and advocating for pets and have 4 rescues of my own I do not, and cannot advise anyone how to feed their pet. I can only share with you what I do to help my pets eat healthy, be healthy and live as long as possible. And that is this: I feed my pets quality dog food, and supplement it with fresh, whole living foods daily. Steven Monahan, Executive Director Founder Green Pets America Charities

How to Help Your Pet Live Longer

 

 

 

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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.


 

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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.

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Happy Ending After Surviving a Terminal Illness

We want to share with you a happy ending after surviving a terminal Illness.

The past few years after surviving a terminal illness I threw myself face first into one new thing after another. I was so happy to come back from the dead, I wasn’t going to miss a thing. I wanted to do all I could to enjoy each moment and each day. And by enjoying each day I would build a new life.

Well for the past 10 years I have been doing that. Enjoying each day and trying new things. What were those new things? In my previous life I was a structured, Type A, work obsessed corporate executive at a fortune 100 enterprise. This time I was bound to never work for anyone ever again. So, I became an entrepreneur.

I started an Executive Search firm, grew it and sold it. I then started a Business Brokerage firm. Decided it was too much like work so I started a non-profit. Love that, and kept leading it but needed more to occupy my life. So with all my past experience I became a Life and Business Coach. Teaching people how not to work themselves to death. I also with that became a writer and launched a small book publishing firm.

But with all that busy-ness I started to become disillusioned. Somewhere along the way, it went from fun and exciting, to an obsession. So I decided I needed to get back to being happy full-time. I knew in my heart that to be happy I had to pick just one of all the businesses I had. I knew by doing just one, I would have time to both plant and smell the roses again. But, What would my one thing be?


Happy Ending After Surviving a Terminal Illness


I have experienced it all throughout my life that when I have a burning desire, something shows up in my life to guide me towards it. And what showed up? The One Thing book by Gary Keller.

When I read the book I knew I was being guided towards my goal of happiness and doing just One Thing. The One Thing that made all other of the things I was doing unnecessary. I decided upon a criteria for my One Thing. It had to change the lives of others. It had to use my passion and it had to be the best thing I could do with my remaining years.

Well if you have read my One Thing 66 Day Workbook I wrote after finishing Keller’s book, you know I created a specific plan to not just pick my One Thing, but to really accomplish and live it. I wanted to change my life for now the third time.

So of all the business I have and all the various things I’ve been doing; what is my One Thing? Its devoting myself 100% to my nonprofit organization. The nonprofit I started after surviving my terminal illness over 10 years ago Green Pets America Charities. GPA is unique among animal welfare organizations.

GPA is not your usual rescue the dogs organization. We are that of course… but we are so much more. Our whole reason for being is to make life better for families with companion animals. Particularly we help families in need care for and feed their pets. We keep the bond between people and their pets strong and together, even through difficult financial times.

Happy Ending After Surviving a terminal Illness. I was given that new life I prayed for and have used it to, Be Good and Do Good. We have  worked and built a strong human and animal bond for over 10 years now.

Our group does it well, and we do it with love. We have even been recognized by our home State Senate of Georgia, and our home city as well for helping Georgia’s families and pets bonded together, in their deep love for one another .

Happy Ending After Surviving a terminal Illness


Steven Monahan is the 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.

Steve is also creator and author of The One Thing 66 Day Workbook. Steve created the 66 Day Workbook to help others achieve their one thing as he did. Without expecting or planning it The One Thing 66 Day Workbook has turned out to be a best seller. Steve is now using proceeds from the books sales to further support the mission of Green Pets America.

Kind of a happy ending  and a Win-Win story after surviving a terminal illness.

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OMG MY FAVORITE DOG BOOK

RESCUE RENEW REHOME

OMG my favorite dog book…

Be Inspired! Read Rescue Renew Rehome and be inspired with the possibilities to rescue and adopt America’s homeless pets.

RESCUE RENEW REHOME

Learn 20 ways to save more our animals now: and learn how to set up private animal adoption shelters and community pet Villages across America to save all 4 million every year going forward.

You will read the story of Shiva the 911 Dog that consoled survivors at the Pentagon, and the stories of Ruby and Sweet Pea who were Rescued Renewed and Rehomed.

This book will also show you how working together we can adopt 4 million homeless pets yearly.

You will learn about the new Green Shelters and Green Villages, where pet owners come together as a community to care for, adopt and celebrate our pets.

You will learn about “Cause Marketing” … think Breast Cancer Runs and Ice Bucket Challenge and how Animal Shelters and Rescue Groups can learn to use it to raise the money they need to adopt all dogs and cats.

You will learn about America’s $58-Billion-dollar Pet Industry and how it will help end the euthanization of healthy and happy shelter animals.

This is game changing break through book you must read. You will be buying copies for your animal loving friends, family, your local Animal Shelter, and Rescue Groups.RESCUE RENEW REHOME

 

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