Recent Blog Posts

  • Summer Tips For Your Pet

    June 1, 2019
    We all love spending those long summer days outdoors with our pets. Let’s face it, they’re our furry companions and wherever we go, they go too. Keep in mind that like humans, not every pet can stand the heat.
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  • How Climate Change Effects Horses – And How to Tame It

    June 1, 2019
    The causes of climate change may be hotly debated, but there's no debate that climate change effects animals, sometimes drastically. Understanding how your horses may be effected by climate shifts can help you be better prepared to keep your horses safe and comfortable in new weather conditions.
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  • How To: Help Protect Your Dog Against Fleas and Ticks

    May 1, 2019
    As temperatures begin to rise and you and your family begin to enjoy the warmer weather, it's important to get a jump start on protecting your dog from fleas and ticks.
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  • Build Your Own Raised Garden Bed

    May 1, 2019
    A raised garden bed is an easy gardening option ideal for small spaces or for gardeners who prefer a more organized, neat garden.
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  • Keep Your Flock Happy and Healthy

    April 1, 2019
    Whether you have just a few chickens or a large, widely varied flock, a happy, healthy flock will be better socialized and will be more productive layers. Fortunately, happy and healthy go together and it is easy to keep chickens in superb condition with just a few easy steps.
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  • Grooming Tips: How to Shed Out Your Horse's Winter Coat

    April 1, 2019
    Your horse's winter coat provides essential protection from frigid temperatures, biting winds and snow and ice. When the temperatures rise, breezes turn balmy and the rains warm up with spring, however, that same coat can be uncomfortable and unsightly as it begins to shed.
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  • Preparing for Chicks: Setting Up Your Brooder

    March 1, 2019
    Spring is chick season. Whether you are just starting a flock, increasing the numbers of chickens you keep or bringing new breeds home to try. Your brooder is critical to give for your chicks security, warmth and shelter they need for their earliest days.
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  • When Should I Have My Horse’s Teeth Floated?

    March 1, 2019
    Dental care may not be the first thing on your mind when you are planning veterinary checkups for your horse, but a healthy mouth is essential for the animal’s comfort and well-being. A good schedule for proper teeth floating should be part of any equine wellness plan.
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  • Keeping Your Horse’s Teeth Healthy

    February 1, 2019
    Just as human do, horses require periodic dental care. Generally speaking, cavities are less of an issue for a horse, provided the ingredients of the feed are not super saturated with molasses, unnatural flavorings or sweeteners.
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  • Dental Care Tips for Your Pet

    February 1, 2019
    Healthy teeth and gums are essential for all pets, from chewing and eating to grooming, defense and clean breath. With just a few steps, pet owners can keep their pet's mouth healthy and avoid a range of unpleasant and dangerous health issues that result from poor dental care.
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  • Why Nutrition Is Important for Healthy Skin and Coat

    January 1, 2019
    Every pet owner understands the importance of a proper diet to provide their pet the best nutrition for strong bones and muscles, healthy joints, abundant energy, stable digestive health, and weight control.
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  • Winter Cow Care

    January 1, 2019
    Cows can easily adapt to different seasons, but they can still suffer during the harshest winter months, losing condition and becoming less productive. By practicing good winter cow care, however, you can protect your herd from the dangers of the season and ensure they reach spring in top form.
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  • Winter Poultry Care Tips

    December 1, 2018
    Whether you have chickens, ducks, geese or turkeys, poultry is well-equipped for winter weather and colder temperatures, but with a few easy steps you can help ensure their good health and happiness all winter long.
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  • Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

    December 1, 2018
    Our pets are members of the family and it is only natural to want to include them on our lists for holiday shopping and gifts. But what gifts are best for your pets?
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  • How to Prepare Your Chickens For Winter

    November 1, 2018
    Chickens are a surprisingly resilient bird where winter is concerned. This is especially true if your poultry belongs to one of the winter-hardy breeds such as Blue Andalusian, Dominique, Brahma, or Plymouth Rocks.
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  • Signs to Never Ignore in Pets

    November 1, 2018
    Every pet owner tries to give their pet the best possible life by providing nutritious food, a safe environment, and proper veterinary care. Pets can’t tell us when they aren’t feeling well, don’t like something, or are scared, stressed, or in danger, however.
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  • Keep Your Pets Safe While Trick-Or-Treating this Halloween

    October 1, 2018
    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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  • How Often Should I Deworm My Horses?

    September 1, 2018
    Internal parasites are a natural part of horses’ digestive tracts. While different parasites can be beneficial to keep the gut healthy, an overload of worms can cause a wide variety of potentially dangerous problems for your horse.
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  • Heartworm Prevention in Pets

    September 1, 2018
    Heartworm is a very serious and potentially deadly disease that can affect all breeds of dogs at any age. This parasite has also been reported more rarely in cats and ferrets, and it is wise for any pet owner to take precautions to protect their pet.
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  • Powdery Mildew and How to Control It

    August 1, 2018
    Powdery mildew can seem like an intimidating hazard to your garden and landscape, but it does not have to devastate all your plants. By understanding more about this widespread disease, you can easily take steps to control it and keep powdery mildew from overwhelming your yard.
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  • Cool Pet Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

    August 1, 2018
    Summer is a great time to enjoy all sorts of outdoor fun, but when temperatures rise too high, conditions can become uncomfortable and even dangerous for pets. Conscientious pet owners, however, can take easy steps to keep their pets cool and safe even on the hottest days.
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  • Best Pond Soil Types

    July 1, 2018
    An earth-bottom pond can be a great addition to your property, whether you want to provide a natural water source for livestock or wildlife, cultivate your own private fishing hole or use a pond to improve landscape drainage.
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  • What to Do If Your Pet has an Ingrown Nail

    July 1, 2018
    An ingrown nail can be painful for your pet, and if left untreated, could lead to sores, infections or in severe cases, even lameness or more severe complications. Fortunately, it is easy to deal with ingrown nails and keep your pets on sure footing.
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  • Keep Ticks and Fleas Away from Your Pet

    June 1, 2018
    I love summertime, but the worst part is by far the bugs. Bugs like fleas and ticks are most prominent during the warmer seasons and can wreak havoc on your pet if not handled properly. Fleas, for example, can swarm in masses and quickly infest your pets and home.
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  • Raising Turkeys on Your Backyard Farm

    May 1, 2018
    Turkeys can be a great addition to many backyard farms, but they aren't right for everyone. Before selecting chicks and starting a flock, it is best to understand what turkeys need and how they are different from other poultry.
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