Recent Blog Posts

  • Why Cats Sleep So Much

    May 1, 2014
    There are times when I often wonder what it would be like to sleep as much as a cat.  Would I have more energy? Would I be less stressed out? Why is it that cats sleep so much? It seems to me that most cats sleep whenever they get a chance.
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  • Hiking Shoes vs. Hiking Boots

    April 1, 2014
    Determining the proper footwear for your hike is absolutely essential for a smooth and painless trekking experience. Before eagerly diving into your next hiking foray, invest some time in deciding exactly what type of footwear is best tailored to your needs.
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  • Caring For A Blind Dog

    April 1, 2014
    Caring for a blind dog can seem like a burdensome, time-consuming task at first. However, sharing a loving relationship with a blind dog can be a rewarding and fruitful experience for both parties.
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  • Spring Pet Care Tips

    March 1, 2014
    The seasons are changing quickly this year, which may leave us unprepared to contend with all the things that come with warm weather, especially if you're a pet owner. There are a few things you should keep in mind when caring for your pet this spring and into the summer months.
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  • Attracting Different Types of Birds

    February 1, 2014
    The ability to attract a variety of wild birds to your backyard can be accomplished by offering food, water, shelter and nesting sites.   • Food: Placing a wide variety of feeders and food around your backyard will attract the widest variety of wild birds.
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  • The Circular Health Check for Goats

    February 1, 2014
    An important part of properly caring for your goats is being able to distinguish when they’re unhealthy and need some extra care. Many ailments can be caught and then treated by performing a simple visual inspection of your animal with the Circular Health Check about once a week.
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  • Preventing Overeating Disease in Lambs

    January 1, 2014
    Overeating Disease in sheep is actually a misnomer. The disease is more accurately termed enterotoxemia. This disease is caused by the bacteria Clostridium perfringens.
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  • Easing your Pet Into the Transition of a New Home

    January 1, 2014
    Easing yourself into a new home is a large feat, both physically and emotionally. The stresses of packing up, moving, and finally accepting your new living space as your home can take many months if not longer.
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  • Tips for Keeping Your Cat Relaxed

    December 1, 2013
    If your cat is particularly ornery or you are bringing home a new kitten, here are a few tips for a stress free environment. First, there are plenty of ways to tell if your cat is stressed. A cat will puff out the fur on its tail when it is upset.
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  • Minimizing Stress When Weaning Foals

    December 1, 2013
    Weaning a foal naturally induces high stress and can lead to illness, loss of weight, or injury. That means an unhappy foal that is costly of your time, money, and resources.
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  • Deer Health and Nutrition Tips during Antler Growth Season

    November 1, 2013
    So much of what we do in the care and feeding of deer passes relatively unnoticed in the short term. But antler growth season is when “instant gratification” seekers can practically see results occur right before their eyes.
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  • The Products that Make Your Blue Ribbon Possible

    November 1, 2013
    With the number of tools there are for grooming, clipping, feeding, trimming, cooling, and conditioning show animals, it is very easy to get confused about what you really need around to do your best during show season.
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  • Keep Your Pets Safe While Trick-Or-Treating this Halloween

    October 1, 2013
    Halloween can be an un-intentionally scary time for pets. In fact, veterinarians see many pet injuries that can be avoided this time of year.
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  • Five Basic Steps For Saddling Your Horse

    September 1, 2013
    Whether you’re applying an english or western saddle, knowing how to saddle your horse is one of the most essential things to know. Here are the steps to take according to Katherine Blocksdorf of About.
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  • What to Do If Your Horse Is Injured On a Trail Ride

    August 1, 2013
    Most injuries that take place on the trail are generally not serious in nature. Consulting your veterinarian is the suggested and number one step toward preparedness. A prompt response to the injury can reduce damaging complications.
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  • What Your Boots Say About You

    August 1, 2013
    There was a recent study published in the Journal of Research in Personality that found it was possible to closely guess someone’s age, income, gender by simply looking at their shoes.
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  • Keeping Wild Birds Cool in the Summer

    July 1, 2013
    Although wild birds have many ways to keep themselves cool, as a wild bird enthusiast you can help them avoid becoming overheated. • Provide a Water Source: Provide a bird bath with clean fresh water, and no more than a couple of inches of water in the bath for bathing.
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  • Western Wear for the Summer

    July 1, 2013
    Think summer is too hot to wear western fashion? Make a western look fit any season with a few simple additions to your wardrobe.
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  • Summer Tips for Raising Healthy Goats

    June 1, 2013
    Some people think goats can practically feed and care for themselves. But goats need care and attention, especially in summer. Here are some tips: Water is essential for temperature control, waste excretion, electrolyte balance, digestion and more.
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  • How to Keep your Rabbit Healthy and Happy During the Summer

    June 1, 2013
    Although we humans typically look forward to the summer months, rabbits don’t tolerate heat well. They thrive in temperatures between 60º and 70º. So observe your rabbit daily to gauge how he’s coping with the summer heat.
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  • Seeking Dental Care For Your Horse

    May 1, 2013
    Horses, like humans, can have problems when it comes to their teeth. The solution to these problems is also the same for both: talking to a dentist. The main difference is the dentist’s specialty in the fact that you will want one that is equine-based. Here are some ideas from Dr.
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  • Grooming Tips for Your Horse

    May 1, 2013
    A well groomed horse not only looks good, but also enjoys the attention he receives while being groomed. • Untangling a Matted Tail: Wash the tail thoroughly with soap and water. Liquid soap will work best. After rinsing, apply an equine hair conditioner.
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  • How to Prevent and Minimize Problems When Introducing Horses to Spring Pastures

    April 1, 2013
    For some horses, the advent of spring means that the source of forage changes from hay to fresh grass. If this is the case, the horse owner should take care to minimize the risk of laminitis as horses are exposed to fresh pastures. Why can fresh grass cause laminitis in horses?
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  • Nutrition Tips for Your Senior Horse

    April 1, 2013
    Just like humans, horses will begin to show signs of deterioration as they reach their senior years. We typically define a “senior” horse as one about fifteen to eighteen years old, although you may notice these changes well outside of this age bracket.
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  • Starting Young Nursing Lambs on Feed

    March 1, 2013
    Transitioning very young lambs over to feed is critical to growth rate and show ring success. Here’s a method that has been used successfully by many breeders.
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