Search Result
496 article(s) found.


For information on our Animals & Pets Featured Practitioners and Organizations click "read more".


Animals & Pets

by Lauren Bowen

Cross-posted from

Cats are amazing creatures. They can drink seawater if they want to, they have patterns on their noses that are as unique as a fingerprint and even have a third eyelid. Cats also heal us (as if we needed more of a reason to love them) in ways that sometimes feel ‘out of this world.’ Their mere presence lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, helping us to deal with stress in healthy ways without even thinking about it.


Editor´s Note from Cathy Alinovi: Families with cats know the health benefits - here are four examples.




Animals & Pets




Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Let's play!! Fall. Leaves. Really - what else do you need?? (Oh, helps if dad has a camera to gather proof!!)


Animals & Pets

by MisterBeauJangles

My sisters, the cats, evolved as hunters. Hence, it was important for their survival that they develop really sharp claws, something they still have though some have been domesticated and no longer hunt for their foods. However, cats need to “file down” these claws lest they grow too long. As a result, if they don’t have a scratching post they’ve been known to scratch out furniture. Some cat “owners” don’t take too kindly to this and have had their cats declawed, a practice known as onychectomy or flexor tendonectomy. Some landlords have also been known to require tenants to declaw their cats.


Editor´s Note from Cathy Alinovi: For decades, cat owners have debated the pros and cons of declawing cats. What's your take?


Animals & Pets

by Jennifer Summerfield, DVM, CPDT-KA

About two and a half years ago, in February of 2014, I brought home my very first show puppy. He was twelve weeks old, and perfect in every way.  A handsome blue merle Sheltie, the pick boy of a lovely show litter with beautiful movement and a strikingly gorgeous face.  I drove 12 hours round-trip to pick him up from his breeder in North Carolina on a cold, windy day.  He slept curled in his crate in the back seat the whole way home, and I could hardly tear my eyes away from him to watch the road. To say that I was excited would be an understatement.


Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Every pet is an individual. After puppies grow, they change from how they were when they first came home. But, unconditional love means loving these pups however they grow up. When all pet owners embrace this behavior, the animal shelters will become empty - the best love of all!



Animals & Pets

by Donna Davidge

In our yoga practice, animals inspire us in our asanas—pigeon, peacock, frog, cat, and cow. As yogis, we are inspired by them in life as well. I recently had a woman in class who had a yoga mat with cats on it, and I had to tell her I much I liked it. Yoga mats now have so many choices and designs, but I had never seen that one. I told her how we had cats at our yoga retreat in Maine, and how they never posed a problem because even our allergic guests dealt with them. She said she thought every yoga studio should have a pet...


Animals & Pets

by Robert Mueller, BSc, Pharm

Many times dogs are affected by canine arthritis (osteoarthritis) which is caused by the degradation of the cartilage within a joint. The cartilage functions as a buffer between the bones - once the cartilage breaks down, it reduces the function of the joint and creates pain and/or stiffness...


Editor's Note from Dr. Natasha Jaskiewicz: It's not too often we link arthritis to diet, but rather think of it as a process in becoming old. I have personally seen amazing changes when animals are switched to a raw food diet, especially in our elderly pets! This article sheds light on how we can affect our pets' well being simply by giving them foods that are more natural to the diet they were designed for.


Animals & Pets

Cross-posted from 

Looking into those adorable puppy eyes makes it easy to fall fast and hard for the dog of your dreams. Don’t let that love at first sight fool you into forgetting to plan...


Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Pet parents understand the true value of their pets (and the cost!). For one who may be on the pet fence, this infographic sums it all up.


Animals & Pets

Enter your email address to sign-up for our Newsletter.
Email Address
We value your privacy. We will never rent, sell, or otherwise use your email address for anything other than the services you specifically request. Period.
Editors Spotlight

David G. Arenson, ND Healing Recipes
Visit Sacred Living Visit Healing Recipes

Click here
to view all of our ATH editors.
select category:
find within:  miles
from  zip code.
by state
by country

List Your Practice/Org
for Free
Our Mission at ATH

We at ATH are committed to bringing together a worldwide community of individuals and organizations dedicated to informing and educating people on topics relating to alternative healing of mind, body, spirit and the planet at large.
Atlanta Web Expert: Affordable, reliable, web design and web application development services.

Spiritual & Healing Practices | Healthy Lifestyles | Community | Arts | Find Practitioners & Orgs | Forums
Our Store | Aldea Verde de Costa Rica | Submissions | Editors | Terms and Conditions | About Us / Contact Us


Disclaimer. Each category is under the supervision of dedicated editors who are passionate about their topic and believe that raising people's awareness is one way to make a difference in the world. You may or may not agree with all that is presented. Since respectful discourse is an excellent way to learn and grow, we welcome comments on articles and your participation on the Forums.

  © 2010-2016 Inspiring Change, LLC     REGISTER      LOGIN Web by MacDaddi | Developed by AWE