Recent Blog Posts

  • Is The Swimming Pool Safe For Your Pets?

    August 1, 2014
    The pool is a great place for your family and pets to spend their summers. It’s the perfect solution to cooling down, soaking up some sun, and having lots of fun. However, like with small children, your dog can potentially be at risk of getting hurt if not properly supervised.
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  • How To Train Your Cat

    July 1, 2014
    Many pet owners are under the impression that cats can’t be trained because they do not respond the same way that dogs do. However, any animal with the proper behavioral reinforcement can be trained.
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  • Should Your Pet Be Insured?

    July 1, 2014
    Every pet owner comes across this scenario at least once. The scenario of what will happen if my pet gets sick or requires surgery. Pets are not cheap, but to most they are family and you can't put a price on that. However, you can consider pet insurance.
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  • Tips On Fly Control For Your Cattle

    June 1, 2014
    Every year spring brings new beginnings. The sun shines, livestock begin to breed, and the grass begins to turn green again. With all that beauty also comes some disadvantages. The one disadvantage you should be aware of is fly season.
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  • Why Cats Sleep So Much

    June 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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  • Why Every Dog Should Be Tagged

    May 1, 2014
    Dogs are often described as man’s best friend. As owners we believe that our dog sees us the same way. Yes, they are our pets and yes, they are animals, but we treat them like they are family. To take a quote from a popular Disney Movie, ‘family means nobody gets left behind.
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  • Starting Tomatoes Inside

    May 1, 2014
    Early spring is the perfect time to give your tomatoes a head start by starting them indoors. Why so early? Why not just wait a little longer and put the seeds in the ground? There are several reasons why.
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  • Garden Ideas to Keep Kids Busy

    April 1, 2014
    While you're outside getting things done around the house this summer, get your kids started with gardening early. Kids are very impressionable when it comes to deciding upon what is a valuable endeavor and what is lame. Make gardening seem cool.
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  • How to Solve Trailer Loading Issues with Your Horse

    April 1, 2014
    Any equine enthusiast is well aware with the struggles associated with loading a horse into a trailer. It’s natural for your horse to experience nervousness and anxiety when being loaded into a trailer whether it ‘s the first or fifteenth time.
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  • Caring For A Blind Dog

    March 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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  • Are Older Horses Better with Age?

    March 1, 2014
    Is it true that old horses get better with age? You bet it is. All you would need to do is spend a little time on a young, inexperienced horse and you’ll agree. In fact, most new riders can benefit from learning the ropes on an older horse.
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  • Formulating Horse Feeds

    February 1, 2014
    When choosing a horse feed, looking at the guaranteed analysis can help you determine if the nutrition content of that feed is appropriate for the age and activity level of your horse. You would think that two products both contain 14% protein, 6% fat, etc. would be pretty much the same feed.
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  • Hay is for Horses

    February 1, 2014
    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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  • Could Bones Really Be Bad For Your Dog?

    January 1, 2014
    A dog and his bone: an image that we've all come to accept as a perfectly safe and normal pastime for our canine friends. The conventional wisdom has always been that all bones, with the exception of those from chicken and other types of poultry, are safe for dogs to enjoy.
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  • Four Steps for Cleaning Out a Horse Stall

    January 1, 2014
    Like people, horses prefer a clean and comfortable place to sleep. Therefore, cleaning out your horse's stall is an important step towards his (or her) health and well-being.
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  • Walking Your Dog: 4 Simple Ways to Keep it Interesting

    December 1, 2013
    Walking your dog is an essential activity but that doesn't mean you can't keep it interesting for both you and your dog. These tips below can help you achieve this while keeping safe, too: Go to new placesAs I’m sure you’ve witnessed, your dog loves to experience new sights and smells.
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  • Pay close attention to winter nutrition for your cattle

    December 1, 2013
    Taking shortcuts on your cattle nutrition during the winter months could be risk next year’s calf crop, this year’s weaning weights and the long-term viability of your herd.
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  • Turning Leaves into Soil Conditioner

    November 1, 2013
    What do you do with your leaves after you rake them? Do you bag them and put them on the curb? Do you burn them? What if I told you those leaves could be used to increase the healthiness of your soil? Turning leaves into soil conditioner is generally described as a leaf mold.
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  • Fall is Prime Time to Begin a Supplemental Feeding Program for Deer

    September 16, 2013
    A buck can have the best genetics in the world, but without the proper nutrition, he’ll never achieve his potential. One way to stack the deck in his favor is to supplement his nutrition. Fall is an excellent time to begin this.
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  • Rabbit Tips: The 4-Square Philosophy for Success

    September 1, 2013
    With research and suggestions from rabbit owners and breeders across the nation, Purina has identified the 4-Square Philosophy for Success to help you care for your animals the best you can.
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  • Basic Showlamb Nutrition

    September 1, 2013
    Feeding lambs for show involves some basic principles of nutrition. Whether lambs are fed commercially for market, or diets intended to produce specific physical responses, we must remember that lambs are ruminants. It is of upmost importance that we maintain rumen health and function.
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  • Top 5 Plants to Avoid While Camping

    August 1, 2013
    This is the time of year when nature is blooming all around us, and when the beauty of plant and animal life is an enticing alternative to the pressures and chaos of juggling a 21st century schedule.
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  • Stimulating Your Horse's Thirst

    August 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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  • Cool Pet Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

    July 1, 2013
    Just like their human companions, dogs and cats enjoy the carefree and playful summer months. During the days when the temperature and humidity soar, you need to take special care to keep your pets safe and comfortable. Due to their limited ability to keep cool, pets can become overheated quickly.
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  • Hot Weather Tips for Raising Poultry

    July 1, 2013
    They say raising poultry is all about feed, water, heat and light. But in the summer, beating the heat is a top priority. Severe heat stress can affect egg quality, size and hatchability. It can also increase the rate of mortality.
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