Recent Blog Posts

  • Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

    December 1, 2013
    February has been declared Pet Dental Month --and for good reason. The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form.
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  • Stimulating Your Horse's Thirst

    December 1, 2013
    More often than not, horses will go a significant amount of time without drinking water. Many horse people are familiar with the old saying that ‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can not make it drink.
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  • Teaching Your Dog To Sit

    November 1, 2013
    Just as important as teaching your dog to come back to you, teaching your dog to sit is an essential skill for your dog to know. Here is how to teach your dog to sit: Training treats Make sure that before you start you have some small treats that your pooch really enjoys.
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  • Hay is for Horses

    November 1, 2013
    One major impact weather extremes may have on horse owners is availability and/or quality of hay and pasture. Since the bulk of a horse’s diet is hay or pasture, any change in the nutritional content of the forage affects the nutritional status of the horse.
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  • Getting Your Ducks in a Row Before Winter

    October 1, 2013
    Although poultry adapt pretty well to changes in temperature, there are things you can do to give them a better chance of surviving the summer heat. Here are a few tips: Shorter days and colder nights are just around the corner.
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  • The Importance of Feed over Forage in Horse Diets

    October 1, 2013
    Horses evolved over millions of years as grazers, roaming around selecting the best forages they could find. While they did eat seeds growing on those plants, they did not take in large quantities of seeds or grain at a single meal. So, why do we feed horses grain at all?
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  • Keeping your Hens Healthy and Laying This Fall

    September 1, 2013
    Autumn is upon us and it's time to say hello to fresh air and goodbye to stifling hot temperatures. Of course, if you’re raising chickens for eggs, you will need to take a few steps to ensure your hens stay in production during the fall and winter months.
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  • Tips to Make Autumn a Happy and Healthy Time for You and Your Pet

    September 1, 2013
    Realize that the nights are getting colder and make sure your outdoor pet has a warm, dry shelter that is elevated off the ground, insulated for warmth, and draft free. Add some soft, thick bedding for comfort.
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  • Helping to Heal a Horse‚Äôs Pulled Muscle

    August 1, 2013
    Just like us, horses can pull a muscle too. While you may shrug it off when it happens to you, it is very important that you take care of it when it happens to the horse or there could be some very negative effects.
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  • Tips for Cooling off your Pets

    August 1, 2013
    A small wading pool can be a great place for a dog to cool off. Keep it in the shade (hot water won’t help) and change the water frequently to discourage mosquito larvae. Just two or three inches of water may be adequate. Make sure your small dog can get in and out easily.
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