Recent Blog Posts

  • Keeping Wild Birds Healthy

    May 1, 2013
    Bird enthusiasts enjoy watching birds eat and bathe in their backyards. Here are some important tips to help maintain healthy wild birds:• Keep feeders free from debris, droppings and old seed that has gotten wet and possibly moldy. Moldy seed can spread sickness and disease.
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  • Spring Pet Care Tips

    May 1, 2013
    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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  • Spring Pond Cleaning

    April 1, 2013
    Step 1 - CleaningThe most important task in preparing a pond for the new season is to eliminate any leftover organic residue. Use a pond net or skimmer net to remove leaves, twigs, and debris from inside the pond.
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  • Spring Cleaning Barn Maintenance Tips

    April 1, 2013
    Clean stalls right down to the floor and allow them to dry thoroughly on a bright breezy day. Let as much sunlight in as possible - it's a great disinfectant. Stalls with dirt floors may need to have the top layer removed and new soil brought in.
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  • Treats Your Horses Will Love

    March 1, 2013
    Although making homemade horse treats may not be practical all the time, it is nice to treat your horse to something special once in a while.
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  • What to Expect When Your Dog is Expecting

    March 1, 2013
    It can be very exciting when your dog is expecting a litter of puppies. You might be inclined to pamper your dog or change her routine when you know she is pregnant, but it is important to remember that dogs have been having puppies for a lot longer than humans have been intervening.
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  • Things To Consider When Buying Dog Treats

    February 1, 2013
    It’s no secret that dogs like treats – usually as many as they can get their paws on. With that being the case, you want give him the types that will be healthy and he’ll still like.
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  • Three Reasons Why Your Horse May Be Tossing Its Head

    February 1, 2013
    While sometimes it doesn’t affect you, a horse tossing its head while you’re riding can throw both you and him off-balance. Katherine Blocksdorf of About.
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  • Why Your Bird Is "Biting"

    January 1, 2013
    While your bird is resting on you, you may find that he is biting you. In fact, it may not be biting at all:Just curious? Birds, just like a lot of your household pets, are curious animals.
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  • Signs That Your Pet Bird May Be Sick

    January 1, 2013
    Diseases amongst birds can be quick and deadly, so it is your job as a pet owner to identify illness and bring the bird to the vet when needed. One of the most common issues amongst birds are respiratory issues and there are tell-tale signs to check if your bird is affected by this.
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  • The Language of Wag: What Your Dog is Really Saying

    December 1, 2012
    The classic telltale sign of the emotional state of man’s best friend is the position and movement of the tail. Wagging infers happiness or excitement, while the well known “tail between the legs” demonstrates fear, shame, or timidity.
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  • Doggy Danger: Beware of these Holiday Plants

    December 1, 2012
    The Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday trifecta is traditionally characterized by festive and sometimes flamboyant displays of decorations.
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  • Friendliest Dog Breeds for a Family Lifestyle

    November 1, 2012
    When choosing a pet, it is very important to consider the compatibility between your home situation and the tendencies of the animal you would like to own.
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  • Fall Fashion - Hayrides to Halloween

    October 1, 2012
    The sun is gradually dipping below the western horizon earlier each night, and the cool Canadian breeze is slowly creeping its way down from the Arctic.
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  • Safe and Cost Effective Ways to Decorate this Halloween

    October 1, 2012
    There are many safe and cost effective ways to decorate this Halloween. Prepare for this upcoming Halloween by decorating the outside of your home with a wide assortment of scary critters, pumpkins, gourds, and other items that are fall seasonal colors.
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  • Dog Tricks: Three Steps For Teaching A Dog To High Five

    September 1, 2012
    When you’re happy about something you may find yourself high-fiving one of your buddies. It’s time to get your dog in on the action too. Here is the way to train your dog how to high five:1) Shake firstThe saying goes that before you can run you have to walk.
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  • Nutrition Tips for Your Senior Horse

    September 1, 2012
    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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  • Lawn Aeration: The Tools and Tips You Need

    August 1, 2012
    Ever wonder why after putting in the hard work of watering, fertilizing, and mowing your lawn it still is not green? The answer may be because you have not aerated your lawn. If your lawn is hard and tough to puncture, then it is time to aerate your lawn.
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  • Minimizing Stress When Weaning Foals

    August 1, 2012
    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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