Recent Blog Posts

  • Caring for Your Horse's Hooves in Wet Conditions

    October 15, 2016
    Wet conditions can be challenging to proper hoof care, but it is easy to keep your horse on sound footing even during extensive periods of wet weather. How Wet Conditions Affect Hooves Soft, wet ground can dramatically affect horses' hooves.
    read more
  • How to Solve Trailer Loading Issues with Your Horse

    October 1, 2016
    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.
    read more
  • Bird Feeding Tips for Fall

    September 1, 2016
    As the last heat wave of summer fades, bird feeders are disappearing from backyards. Most bird lovers assume that as the weather cools and mass migration sweeps in, their beloved winged friends don't need human assistance in finding food; they can forage for it themselves.
    read more
  • Backyard Threats to Wild Birds

    August 1, 2016
    All backyard birders want to believe that birds are perfectly safe in their yard, but there are many surprising threats that can be a problem even in the most bird-friendly spots. Fortunately, it is easy to spot these threats and take steps to minimize any risks to visiting birds.
    read more
  • Keeping Wild Birds Cool in the Summer

    July 15, 2016
    Although wild birds have many ways to keep themselves cool, as a wild bird enthusiast you can help them avoid becoming overheated. • Provide a Water Source: Provide a bird bath with clean fresh water, and no more than a couple of inches of water in the bath for bathing.
    read more
  • Pond Algae and Water Clarity Issues

    July 1, 2016
    Algae is a natural part of any backyard pond and helps balance the pond's chemical composition and feed the fish, ducks and insects that rely on the pond's ecosystem.
    read more
  • Detecting Heat Stroke In horses

    June 1, 2016
    If you detect the symptoms of heat stroke in your horse, you should call your veterinarian immediately.
    read more
  • Nutritional Products for Overweight Dogs

    May 15, 2016
    If your dog is indeed overweight, this may be a good time to switch to a food that’s lower in fat. Exclusive® Reduced Fat contains a mere 9 to 11 percent fat. At the same time, it contains a generous 26 percent protein, which can help your dog maintain muscle as he loses fat.
    read more
  • Common Causes of Poor Body Condition and Performance

    May 1, 2016
    The first step in determining why your horse is not eating well, losing weight or failing to thrive is to examine his nutritional program. Your Purina Certified Expert Dealer or Sales Specialist can help you with this process.
    read more
  • Tips On Raising Poultry

    April 1, 2016
    Raising chickens on your estate or even in your backyard is a very fulfilling activity that requires dedicated time and practice. No matter how large of an operation you’re running, there are many important tips on raising poultry that every beginner must be aware of.
    read more
  • How to get my Dog to Use the Restroom In the Rain

    March 15, 2016
    Every pooch comes with its own bathroom habits. Some can only go when their owner is watching, while others can only go when they feel like no one is watching. One thing that troubles most dog owners is getting them to use the restroom while it’s raining.
    read more
  • America‚Äôs Most Elite Working Dogs

    January 15, 2016
    While many of us think of dogs as pets and best friends, many of these same animals were originally bred for working.
    read more
  • Learning the Basics of Training Your Horse

    January 1, 2016
    Training a horse is a challenging and awarding experience. Most professional trainers have years of experience and education through schools and workshops. If you are new owner and do not have a professional horse trainer readily available, then this article is for you.
    read more
  • Learning the Difference Between Treats and Poisons for Your Pets

    December 15, 2015
    Every pet owner wants to give their pet a special treat now and then, either to celebrate a holiday or birthday, as a reward for a special trick or training or just because.
    read more
  • Sleep Deprivation in Horses

    December 1, 2015
    We all know the importance of a good night's rest, but is your horse getting enough shut eye? Learning the symptoms of sleep deprivation in horses and how to help can let every horse owner ensure their horse is well-rested.
    read more
  • Everything You Need to Know About Horse Blankets

    November 15, 2015
    There are many different types and purposes for horse owners to use horse blankets for their horse. You can’t just use any old blanket as many traditional blankets won’t fit or suit the purpose. Horse blankets come in different sizes, colors, and are made out of variety of materials.
    read more
  • How to Tack Your Horse Properly

    November 1, 2015
    Getting your horse ready to ride can be a challenge if you don’t know the tips and tricks to make it easier. Movies and people who have been doing it for a long time make it seem easy as if throwing on a saddle is all it takes.
    read more
  • The Importance of Fats in Horse Nutrition

    October 15, 2015
    It is well known even to non-horse people that horses are herbivores, but just grazing or feeding a horse a diet of hay alone will not provide them the proper nutrition.
    read more
  • Getting a Grip on Dog Leashes

    October 1, 2015
    Dog leashes are a necessary part of walking your dog. Since you're likely use one on a daily basis, it’s good to know the different types and their purposes:StandardYour standard leash just has your standard 6-foot long lead with a loop at one end and a clip for the collar at the other.
    read more
  • Daily Exercise for You and Your Dog

    September 1, 2015
    One of the best things you can do for your dog’s health is to make sure he’s getting exercise. This will not only improve his physical health, but also his disposition. Daily exercise time is prime bonding time for the two of you.
    read more
  • Cool Pet Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

    August 15, 2015
    Just like their human companions, dogs and cats enjoy the carefree and playful summer months. During the days when the temperature and humidity soar, you need to take special care to keep your pets safe and comfortable. Due to their limited ability to keep cool, pets can become overheated quickly.
    read more
  • Horses and Astronauts: The Effects of Inactivity on Bone Strength and General Well Being

    August 1, 2015
    What do horses and astronauts have in common? Early in the space program astronauts were found to have significant loss of musculoskeletal strength and other health issues after spending time in space.
    read more
  • Overcome Your Horse's Picky Eating

    July 15, 2015
    With dexterous lips and a defiant attitude, any horse can become a picky eater, but it is easy to keep your horse on a balanced, healthy diet no matter what its taste preferences may be.
    read more
  • Protect Your Horse From Worms and Germs

    July 1, 2015
    While some worms and germs are beneficial to horses for proper digestive health and an overall healthy immune system, and many others are harmless, there are some pests and parasites that can cause serious health problems even leading to disabilities and death.
    read more
  • Keep Your Flock Happy and Healthy

    June 15, 2015
    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.
    read more