Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • Are Older Horses Better with Age?

    April 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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  • Outdoor Activities to Enjoy With Your Pet

    March 1, 2014
    Regular exercise is one of the main pre-requisites for health, longevity, and happiness for humans and house pets alike. There are boundless opportunities to enjoy quality time with your furry friend in the great outdoors while maximizing the accompanied health benefits.
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  • How to Solve Trailer Loading Issues with Your Horse

    March 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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  • Keeping your Pet Healthy During the Winter

    February 1, 2014
    As it gets cold outside, the potential for harsh weather conditions requires some extra care for your canine and feline friends. Here are some tips to help your pet remain safe and comfortable during the winter months ahead. Provide fresh, clean water at all times.
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  • How to Keep Your Cattle and Pasture Healthy and Productive

    February 1, 2014
    Even though pastures look green and lush in spring and early summer, grass production alone might not be able to meet all your cattle’s nutritional needs.
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  • Friendliest Dog Breeds for a Family Lifestyle

    February 1, 2014
    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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  • Signs Your Dog May Be Sick

    January 1, 2014
    As a dog owner, you need to see when there’s something wrong with your dog so you know when you need to bring him to your veterinarian. Here are some tips from Registered Veterinary Technician Jenna Stregowski of About.
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  • Introducing Your Puppy to Your Dogs

    December 1, 2013
    If you’ve ever ventured to the doggy park, you’ve seen how antsy dogs can get when encountering one another for the first time. This is entirely understandable and normal for random encounters, but what about introducing a new puppy to the dogs you already have?
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  • Horse Breeding for Beginners

    December 1, 2013
    Equine breeding is undoubtedly an exciting venture for horse owners. Humans develop unbelievable bonds with their horses and deciding to pursue breeding only furthers this relationship.
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  • How To Cut Down on Treats without Depriving your Dog

    November 1, 2013
    Are you killing your dog with kindness? If you’re giving your dog treats throughout the day, you must remember to reduce the daily ration of dog food accordingly. Or simply cut down on the number of treats you give.
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  • Prepare Your Trees & Shrubs for Winter

    November 1, 2013
    If you’ve invested a lot of time and money into your landscaping this year, the last thing you want is for all of your beautiful plants, shrubs, and trees to become damaged by the impending winter weather.
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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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  • Nutrition Tips during Preconditioning Programs for Cows

    September 1, 2013
    Thinking about developing and implementing a calf preconditioning program? Nutrition is a critical component of any successful preconditioning program, according to Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service livestock specialists.
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  • Hay is for Horses

    September 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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  • Stop Your Dog From Barking

    August 1, 2013
    Dogs bark for many reasons including tendency of the breed (terriers and hounds), trying to express dominance, creating their own territory, isolation and warning you of danger. For the most part those reasons are annoying to you and those around you (except the warning one).
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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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  • How to Prepare Your Horse for Trail Riding

    July 1, 2013
    One consideration when getting back into the saddle after winter is the condition of the horse. On that first warm sunny day, it is very tempting to head out to the barn for a nice, long trail ride to enjoy the great weather.
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  • Tips for Keeping Your Cat Relaxed

    July 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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  • A Word on Thankfulness

    June 1, 2013
    Thankfulness is defined as “an awareness and appreciation of a benefit; being expressive of thanks”. As Americans, we have come to know one common truth this time of year: No matter what our station in life is, we have something to be thankful for.
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  • Top 5 Plants to Avoid While Camping

    June 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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  • Ridding Your Horse Of Thrush

    May 1, 2013
    One of the worst things for your horse to have is hoof problems. One of those problems is when your horse develops thrush. Here is what it is and how you should treat it according to Equisearch.
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  • Tips to Prevent Barn Fires

    May 1, 2013
    Just as in our homes, the same fire prevention awareness should be taken in barns to prevent loss of life and livelihood. The tips below can assist in preventing a fire.
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  • How to Prepare For Summer Birds

    April 1, 2013
    Preparing for the best and long awaited backyard wild bird feeding experience possible starts with understanding a wild bird’s seasonal changing feeding habits. • Early Summer: Wild birds have just finished nesting. They aggressively begin searching for food to feed their young.
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  • Deworming Your Cattle

    April 1, 2013
    When your cattle herd has problems with tape worms, it can wreak havoc with their digestion systems. Knowing what to do about it can save you a lot of problems in the long haul.
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