Recent Blog Posts

  • America‚Äôs Most Elite Working Dogs

    February 1, 2016
    While many of us think of dogs as pets and best friends, many of these same animals were originally bred for working.
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  • Caring for Your Horse's Hooves in Wet Conditions

    January 1, 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.
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  • How Long Should Pets Be Outdoors In Winter

    January 1, 2016
    Many pets love to be outdoors, but the cold, wet, windy conditions of winter can be dangerous, even fatal if pets are kept outside too long.
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  • Remodeling Ideas for Winter

    December 1, 2015
    Now that all of the excitement of the holidays has passed, are you starting to feel the winter doldrums creeping in? There’s nothing like that feeling of accomplishment when you finish a home project; yet it may seem difficult to find something to work on this time of year.
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  • Holiday Gifts for Pets

    December 1, 2015
    Pets of all shapes, sizes, and species often become treasured members of the family, and what better way to include them in holiday celebrations than with gifts of their own?
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  • Perfect Dog Stuffing Treats

    November 1, 2015
    Stuffing toys and food puzzle toys are great options for active dogs, and will not only keep even the most curious dogs occupied, but also provide great mental stimulation for dogs of all ages. With the right treats inside the toy, dogs can enjoy hours of entertainment from these fun snacks.
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  • Best Practices When Feeding a Bird Suet

    October 1, 2015
    Suet is a rich energy source ideal for many birds, especially during migration when birds need more fuel to complete their journeys or in winter when they convert the calories to essential body heat.
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  • Do You Suffer Separation Anxiety From Your Pets?

    October 1, 2015
    Pets are treasured family members, and while there are many documented cases for pets suffering from separation anxiety when their owners are absent, it is also possible for pet owners to have similar anxiety issues when away from their pets.
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  • Can You Recognize the Signs of Dehydration in Animals?

    September 1, 2015
    Animals cannot tell their owners when they are thirsty, and recognizing the signs of dehydration in different animals is crucial for pet owners, farmers and livestock handlers to ensure the animals are properly hydrated to stay healthy, particularly during hot summer months.
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  • How Did Wolves Evolve Into Man's Best Friend?

    September 1, 2015
    Dogs are man's best friend, but wolves can be dangerous predators. So how did wolves evolve to become the canine pets we love? Ancient Ancestors All dogs are descendants of ancient wolves.
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  • Get an Early Start on Your Canning

    August 1, 2015
    Canning is a great way to preserve a bountiful harvest, create healthier meals and save money on groceries, but it can also be an arduous workload, particularly if you have a large garden and many different types of produce to can.
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  • Overcome Your Horse's Picky Eating

    August 1, 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.
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  • July Garden Tips

    July 1, 2015
    It may seem like midsummer is a slow gardening season, but there are plenty of tasks gardeners can attend to in July to ensure a productive, healthy harvest and beautiful flowerbeds even during the hottest summer days.
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  • Keep Your Horses Free of Parasites

    July 1, 2015
    Inside and out, parasites are bad news for horses. They can carry disease, cause skin irritation, sores and ulcers or lead to anemia, colic, diarrhea, weight loss, lethargy and a range of other problems.
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  • Strategies for Feeding Show Animals

    June 1, 2015
    A good diet is essential for the highest quality show animals, no matter what type of livestock you hope to exhibit.
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  • How to Avoid 10 Common Lawn and Garden Problems

    June 1, 2015
    No matter how well you care for your lawn, some pests and problems are bound to appear, but you can be prepared for these top 10 common lawn and garden problems and take steps right away to minimize any unwanted difficulties.
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  • Gardening With Kids

    May 1, 2015
    Gardening is a great hobby for all ages, and the younger kids start gardening, the better the chance they will develop a lifelong love of outdoor activities and fresh, healthy food.
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  • Starting Your Flock

    April 1, 2015
    It can be exciting to start a new flock of chickens, and the benefits – entertaining pets, unique company, fresh eggs and healthy meat – are equally exciting, but it is important to start the flock carefully so your poultry will be happy in their new home.
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  • How to Choose the Right Food for Your Dog

    April 1, 2015
    Good food is the key to good health and a long life for your dog, but there are dozens of dog foods to choose from.
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  • 2015 Garden Trends

    March 1, 2015
    Gardening is in style every year, from hobby gardening and home-grown vegetables to decorative flowers and agriculture, but new trends develop each year to meet what interests gardeners most. So what is most interesting about gardening in 2015?
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  • Spring on the Farm

    March 1, 2015
    Spring is the busiest season of all on the farm, and understanding spring farm tasks is the first step in being ready to tackle each one for a productive and prosperous season. In spring… Snow melts and fields and roads flood.
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  • To Shoe or Not to Shoe Senior Horses

    February 1, 2015
    Shoes have many benefits for horses, but can also cause many problems if they are not fitted or maintained properly. Every horse is different, and as horses age, considerations for wearing shoes may change.
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  • Winter Livestock Management

    January 1, 2015
    The dead of winter is rapidly approaching, and this could mean doom and gloom for your livestock. If proper steps are taken to manage their health, shelter and nutrition, however, your animals can survive the winter with minimal strife.
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  • Recycle Your Tree After the Holidays

    January 1, 2015
    A Christmas tree is more than a Christmas tree if you recycle it to help wild birds after the holidays. There are several ways you can turn this ultimate Christmas decoration into the ultimate assistance for birds once you are ready to take it down.
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  • Troubles Getting Your Dog Walking On a Leash? Here's What To Do!

    December 1, 2014
    Your pooch may be an adorable angel in every other way, but if proper behavior on-leash is not part of his repertoire, pleasant walks in the park and other outings may be out of the question. Walking on-leash is an integral part of your dog's training.
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