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Animals and Pets

Things I Wish All Dog Owners Would Understand

Written by on January 8, 2016 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 5 Comments
Things I Wish All Dog Owners Would Understand

By Omar Cherif Talk to your animals, they listen. And if you’re attentive and listen closely, they’ll talk right back. After many years of being surrounded by dogs, I can now confidently say that there are two types of dog owners. The first type treat their dogs as family members, possibly as soul companions. The […]

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8 Lessons My Dog Taught Me About Love, Life, and Getting Older

8 Lessons My Dog Taught Me About Love, Life, and Getting Older

Let’s face it, dogs are our gurus. Find out the 8 key lessons one man learned from his furry best friend.

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You Won’t Believe Your Eyes: Orangutan Makes a Hammock Out of Her Blanket

Posted by on December 31, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 35 Comments
You Won’t Believe Your Eyes: Orangutan Makes a Hammock Out of Her Blanket

Nemo wasn’t too impressed with her sleeping quarters at a zoo in Thailand – so she decided to do something about it. She expertly ties the ends of the blanket around the bars of her enclosure, leaving just enough slack to create a comfortable hammock.

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Paleo Dog: Does Grain-Fre

Paleo Dog: Does Grain-Fre

A brief article about grain free dog food with a hint on the worst allergies dogs have. Not what you would think. Consider organic and high protein human grade food components based on the digestive systems of the dog. Processed Dog Food was only introduced in the 1950’s and grains added as filler. It creates huge profits for the industry and allergies and negative effects on the dogs that eat it.

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Study Shows Exposure to Animals in Early Childhood Supports Immune Development

Posted by on December 24, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 3 Comments
Study Shows Exposure to Animals in Early Childhood Supports Immune Development

This study takes us a step closer to understanding the complex mechanisms involved in the development of our immune systems.

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India Declares Dolphins To Be “Non-Human Persons”, Dolphin Shows Banned

India Declares Dolphins To Be “Non-Human Persons”, Dolphin Shows Banned

India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests has declared dolphins non-human persons. Dolphins demonstrate high intelligence, culture, even communication with each other using individual names. They are not to be used for entertainment of humans, killed or otherwise treated as anything other than intelligent non-human equals. Great news!

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Dog Walks 200 MILES To Find The Woman Who Nursed It Back To Health

Dog Walks 200 MILES To Find The Woman Who Nursed It Back To Health

Isn’t it lovely to see genuine love perpetuated by all creations within nature? Here’s a heartwarming story about a canine who walked nearly 200 miles to find the woman who rescued it from the doorsteps of death.

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Dr. Linda Bender on Our Connection to Animals

Posted by on November 23, 2015 in Animals and Pets with 2 Comments
Dr. Linda Bender on Our Connection to Animals

In this beautiful dialogue Dr. Linda Bender discusses our connection to animals and her book ‘Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals’.

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Jon Stewart Starts Animal Sanctuary to Rescue Abused Factory Farm Animals (Video)

Posted by on November 5, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 38 Comments
Jon Stewart Starts Animal Sanctuary to Rescue Abused Factory Farm Animals (Video)

Bufflehead Farm, located in Middletown, New Jersey, is a 12-acre non-profit animal rescue sanctuary owned by Jon and Tracey Stewart, which will soon become home to dozens of cows, pigs, sheep, turkeys and other animals rescued from factory farms.

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Animal Sightings and The Meanings Behind Them

Animal Sightings and The Meanings Behind Them

What animal, bird or insect is popping up in your life these days?

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Breathtaking Footage Of a Paddleboarder’s Beautiful Encounter With Two Whales

Breathtaking Footage Of a Paddleboarder’s Beautiful Encounter With Two Whales

Watch this stunningly beautiful drone footage of a paddleboarder’s encounter with two whales shot just off Fourth Beach near Esperance, a coastal town in Western Australia.

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Desperate Elephants Shot With Poison Arrows Travel To Humans For Help

Posted by on September 22, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 29 Comments
Desperate Elephants Shot With Poison Arrows Travel To Humans For Help

While it might be surprising to imagine an elephant seeking out humans for help — especially when he had just been injured by people — it’s not unbelievable.

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3 Things Being a Cat Person or Dog Person Reveals About You

Posted by on August 27, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
3 Things Being a Cat Person or Dog Person Reveals About You

By Peg Streep | PsychologyToday.com Does being a “cat person” or a “dog person” (or neither or both) reveal your true personality? There’s a body of research that says it does, and suggests that we’re probably giving the question short shrift when we’re scouting out prospective dates or deciding whom to marry; hiring an employee or a […]

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7 Eco-Friendly Tips for Pet Owners

Posted by on July 27, 2015 in Animals and Pets with 0 Comments
7 Eco-Friendly Tips for Pet Owners

With more than 160 million pets in American households, and possibly upwards of 800 million worldwide, our favorite companions have quickly become an unsustainable force to be reckoned with. Even so, there are plenty of ways to extend your eco-friendly lifestyle to your pets – you just have to know where to start.

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2 Rehabilitated Elephant Calves Successfully Return to the Wild in India

Posted by on July 5, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
2 Rehabilitated Elephant Calves Successfully Return to the Wild in India

Nine elephant calves are currently monitored through radio-telemetry for periods varying from nine months to 38 months in the release habitat. The complexity of the process of rehabilitation of a rescued elephant calf is well-documented with an overall success rate of rehabilitation at 47.3 percent.

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