Recent Blog Posts

  • Top 5 Plants to Avoid While Camping

    July 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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  • The Role of Antioxidants

    June 1, 2013
    Antioxidants such as vitamin E are beneficial, but how much does your horse actually need? We know antioxidants are important for health, but few people really know what they are or what they do. Simply put, antioxidants fight free radicals. So what are free radicals?
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  • When small animals attack!...your birdfeeder

    May 1, 2013
    Alvin, Simon and Theodore are great when they sing Christmas songs in harmony or star in movies, but their real-life versions can be pretty pestering when they are constantly near your birdfeeder and eating all the goods that you intended for the birds.
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  • Five Easy Steps For Caring For Your Birdbath

    May 1, 2013
    Too often you may see a birdbath on someone’s lawn that has been neglected for so long that it’s as green as the person’s grass.
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  • Crate Training your Dog

    April 1, 2013
    Training your dog to go into his crate can be effective for confining him when he can’t be supervised, as well as a place for him to call his own.
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  • Five Ways To Stop A Dog From Digging Holes

    April 1, 2013
    The iconic image many people think of when they think of dogs digging holes is the dog proudly putting a bone in it and covering it back up. In reality, this can leave you with a lot of holes in the ground.
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  • Tips for Creating a Living Space for your Baby Chicks

    April 1, 2013
    Newly hatched chicks, ducklings, goslings and turkey poults require that their very basic needs for shelter, warmth, food and water be met in order to survive. Good care and management with a bit of TLC will go a long way in providing a healthy start for your young flock.
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  • Detecting Allergies in Dogs

    February 1, 2013
    Man’s best friend can suffer from allergies in the same way many humans are affected by them. In fact, a wide variety of things may cause allergic reactions in dogs, and it may be difficult to pin down the exact cause in your dog.
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  • Rent the Equipment you Need for Rooftop Snow Removal

    January 1, 2013
    We all know the importance of keeping your walkway and driveway clear of snow. It’s a chore, but the safety and benefits are obvious. However, many homeowners overlook the need for keeping their roofs clear of snow as well.
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  • Keeping your Pet Healthy During the Winter

    January 1, 2013
    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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  • Winter WildBird Feeding 101

    December 1, 2012
    Late fall and winter provide a new set of challenges for our feathered friends. Most of the lush vegetation, full of berries and seeds, has withered away. In addition, most insects are either dead or dormant and the heavy snows will soon bury most natural sources of wild bird food.
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  • Why do We Rake Leaves?

    October 1, 2012
    Summer is coming to a close and it is almost that time of the year again. Raking leaves is very important primarily for the look and healthiness of your lawn. Raking leaves serves multiple purposes.
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  • The Low-Down on Lovin' Llamas

    October 1, 2012
    Raising a pet is an extraordinarily intimate activity. The icon of the dog as man’s best friend is indeed a cherished emotional symbol in our society.
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  • Choosing The Right Dog Food

    September 1, 2012
    Whether you've acquired a new dog or whether you've decided you want to change your current dog’s food, you should do some research. Different dog foods have different ingredients that are essential for the health of different aged and sized dogs.
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  • How to Use Complete Feeds to Stretch Your Hay Supply

    September 1, 2012
    Fiery blazes, drought, and poor growing conditions have made hay difficult to find and expensive to buy in many locations throughout the nation. These conditions have left horse owners with the difficult task of finding an affordable source of quality hay for their horses.
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  • Detecting Heat Stroke In horses

    August 1, 2012
    If you detect the symptoms of heat stroke in your horse, you should call your veterinarian immediately.
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  • Hot Weather Tips for your Fine, Feathered Friends

    August 1, 2012
    They say, if you’re raising poultry, it all comes down to feed, water, heat and light. But in the summer, beating the heat is equally important. Water and proper shelter can play a big role in your flock’s health and welfare.
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  • Why To Consider Adopting An Older Dog

    July 1, 2012
    While there is definitely a draw to getting a cute little puppy, there are also many benefits of adopting an older dog from a shelter.
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  • How Nutrition Affects Hoof Growth

    June 1, 2012
    Hoof quality is affected by several factors including genetics, environment and nutrition. Some horses inherit weak hooves and that can’t be changed, but proper care and nutrition can help develop and maintain the best hooves genetically possible.
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  • Effectively Creep Feeding Your Foals

    May 1, 2012
    Creep feeding foals is one of the best ways to help with the weaning process away from dependence on the mare.
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  • Caring For Your Lawn in the Spring

    May 1, 2012
    Neglecting your lawn at this time of year will result in damage that lasts through all four seasons. Therefore, it is important to know what you must do to take care of your lawn in the spring so that you can enjoy a lush, green lawn all year, every year.
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  • Identifying Horse Colic And What To Do About It

    April 1, 2012
    Often times the thing most people associate with horses is racing. Whether it's at the Kentucky Derby or Saratoga Springs, horses prove time and again to be powerful animals. But along with their strength is a sickness that can be a major weakness. According to ultimatehorsesite.
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  • Attracting Different Types of Birds

    April 1, 2012
    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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  • How to Prevent and Minimize Problems When Introducing Horses to Spring Pastures

    March 1, 2012
    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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  • Clipping Your Dog’s Nails

    February 1, 2012
    Clipping your dog’s nails is an important part of being a pet owner. If you let them grow too long, one could get caught and be ripped out. If you cut your dog’s nails too short you can make him bleed and leave him in pain.
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