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Cold Weather Pet Care

By Michele Elward

As we find ourselves in the middle of winter, it’s important to pay particular attention to our pets when they’re outside. When temperatures get into the twenties and below, with whipping winds, pets can suffer serious health problems. Besides not leaving your dog, cat or other animal outside for too long, there are several other precautionary measures you can take to care for your loving pet.

I generally don’t favor going nuts over buying every trinket imaginable for my pets, but there are a few that make a lot of sense when it’s cold and windy out. For dogs and horses, it’s a good idea to purchase a coat. I have an all weather coat for my dog that’s made of a nylon material on the outside and fleece on the inside. This provides warmth as well as protection from the snow and rain. It attaches via one Velcro strap that goes from one side to the other side of the dog around his or her belly. As for cats, they don’t often take kindly to coats, but do your best to keep them inside during winter storms. They can easily get disoriented under very bad conditions. I’d rather have more litter box duty to handle, than find myself driving around the neighborhood trying to track down a cold, wet cat!

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How To Cope With Pet Loss: Grieving the Death of a Beloved Pet

By Marianne Soucy

When your beloved pet has died, it is perfectly normal to grieve. You might even be surprised by the depth of the grief you experience. Continue reading

Ensuring Healthy Digestion Through Flaxseed For Horses

By Jose N Gordon

Horses are animals that are known for their speed, strength, and stamina. Despite a very strong exterior though, these animals have a very delicate and sensitive digestive system. For this reason, stable managers are advised to pay close consideration into their diet and the type of feed being given to them to ensure that it will not upset their digestive ability. You should take time to give flaxseed for horses to allow their digestive system to restore its natural function. Continue reading

Information Regarding The Poisoning of Horses

By Erin C Brankowski

There are certain plants and chemicals that horses should be kept away from. When exposed to these substances either via contact or ingestion, poisoning can occur. Continue reading

Leather Vs Nylon Horse Halters

By Dennis Canfield

While many factors come into play when deciding between leather and nylon horse halters, the main consideration is (and always should be) the comfort of your horse. Leather has been used for centuries, of course. But keep in mind–there is always room for improvement. For a long life and durability, nylon can be your best option to consider. Continue reading

Information for Those With Older Horses

By Erin C Brankowski

Horses are generally seen to be old when they reach around 20 years of age, many breeds such as thoroughbreds, sports horses may not live this long if they have had a hard competitive life. Many horses at 20 years old will still be physically fit and healthy if they have been well looked after. Continue reading

Natural Horsemanship Equipment – Why Use It?

By Brooklyn R Greig

One of the biggest questions I’ve heard when starting natural horsemanship is “why do I need special equipment? Why can’t I simply use my halter and lead rope, or a lunge whip instead of a training stick?” Ultimately we all want to know what the benefits are for using natural horsemanship equipment. Well, here they are! Take a moment to read the following items and why they benefit you and your horse. Continue reading

Buying Your First Horse – 10 Tips

By Kaylee Addison

Buying a horse can seem like a daunting task for a beginner rider. Before you start you should find a riding stable in your area and take a few lessons on a variety of horses. This will give you a better idea of what to look for. Try to narrow down the breed, size and temperament that best suits you. When looking through the ads for horses for sale you may think you’ve found the perfect match. But how do you know for sure? Here is a list of tips to guide you through the process: Continue reading

Herbal Treatment for Horses With Rosehips

By Jackie Rive

Herbal treatment for horses is perfect with the all important inclusion of Rosehips, Rosa Canina or Dog Rose. Dog Rose is native to Europe and is considered a weed in parts of Australia which is unfortunate as it has such wonderful health giving properties for both ourselves and our horses. Continue reading

Be Safe Around Your Horse

By Charlene A Fultz

Horses are prey animals and therefore reactive. Always wary of the predator waiting to pounce, this 1000 pound plus animal can bolt at car horns, plastic bags and other debris flying in the wind. it is vital that you do all you can to remain safe. Continue reading