September 2022 Articles

5 Pet-Friendly Exercise Facilities in Austin
September 1, 2022
Even though owning a pet provides many health benefits, and having them as an active animal companion can be just the motivator you need, it can still be tough to find a place in...
The Strongest Animals on Earth
September 1, 2022
You’ve heard of the gorilla being the “king of the jungle,” but is that title well-earned? When it comes to the animal kingdom, just which ones are strongest? That may depend on how you...
Safe in Austin Unites Special Needs Animals and Children
September 1, 2022
According to a study on autism and developmental disabilities, children with physical disabilities or special needs benefit greatly from interactions with animals. In fact, animal-assisted intervention is used in these spaces, serving as a...
Street Cat Rescue Provides Sanctuary for Feral Cats in Austin
September 1, 2022
Eighteen years ago, Donna Powell decided to help stray cats through a process called trap/neuter/release (TNR). She trapped feral cats, had them spayed or neutered, and returned them to the streets. When she realized...
Personality Tips to Determine What Pet Will Be Best for Your Mental Health
September 1, 2022
Are you looking for a holistic way to improve your mental health? Have you thought about adopting a pet? Research suggests animals can help you feel more supported and less lonely. Those four-legged friends...
Jumping Into the Texas Equestrian Team Experience
September 1, 2022
Without the Texas Equestrian Team, Bella Thayer would be left without an outlet in college to pursue her passion for horses and Michael Chan would never have known the joys of riding. Luckily, the...
The Benefits of Equine-Assisted Therapy
September 1, 2022
The healing power of animals is evident to anyone who has snuggled up with their pup after a breakup or cuddled their kitty when they were feeling lonely. Research has proven that the unconditional...
Our Guide to Horseback Riding in Austin
September 1, 2022
Equine exercise is a great way to get both your mind and body active. A person of any age is a great candidate to start the ever-so-exciting horse riding experience, whether you’re 6 or...
The Benefits of Farm-Fresh, Pasture-Raised Eggs
September 1, 2022
You know the saying, “When Momma is happy, everyone is happy”? This lends itself to be true, whether that momma is a human or a chicken.  Is it true that free-range, pasture-raised hens produce...
My Experience Going Raw Vegan For a Year
September 1, 2022
Throughout my life, I’ve tried countless diets including, but not limited to, paleo, carnivore, keto, Whole30, bodybuilding, master cleanse, vegetarian, and vegan. But one of the greatest journeys was going raw vegan for an...
How AFS Provides Sanctuary for Farm Animals Across the Southern U.S.
September 1, 2022
Austin Farm Sanctuary has been providing at-risk animals a forever home since 2016, and it all started by accident.  Located on 40 acres of land, AFS is a nonprofit that rescues farm animals from...
Therapy Pet Pals of Texas Brings Pups to Institutionalized People
September 1, 2022
As a loving Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Daisy and a friendly, caring Goldendoodle named Lucy entered each room at the Longleaf Bee Cave assisted living facility, their warm demeanor and sweet disposition immediately lifted...
A Nutrition Guide For Alternative Pets in Texas
September 1, 2022
Everyone, for the most part, knows what dogs and cats eat. But what if you have a less common animal, like a ferret or chinchilla? Here are some nutritional tips to care for those...
KMB: Wade’s Waves
September 1, 2022
Is the phrase “lake rat” still viable in today’s lake language? I don’t have too many “lake” friends anymore and am not sure what the modern terms are for people who live and breathe...
Top 5 Zoo and Safari Experiences in Texas
September 1, 2022
The Fort Worth Zoo and Fossil Rim are the larger and more well-known zoos/safari experiences in Texas for a reason. However, the smaller, more hidden ones are still worth the visit. Here are some...
The Mental Health Benefits of Owning a Cat
September 1, 2022
Cats can get a bad rap from people who are not familiar with them, but cat owners realize just how special they are. Our feline friends are fun to have around and make excellent...
Featured Pet: Clef
September 1, 2022
Meet Clef, this month’s featured pet from Austin Pets Alive! Clef is currently in need of an active adopter. He is one of the most active and fun dogs available for adoption at APA....
Recipe of the Month: Savory Zucchini Breakfast Waffles
September 1, 2022
Makes 4 Servings 228 calories, 18.6g carbohydrates, 10g fat, 15.4g protein INGREDIENTS 1 medium zucchini, grated ¼ onion, grated 1 tsp baking powder 2 tsp turmeric  ½ tsp salt ¾ cup oat flour 6...
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