Recent Blog Posts

  • July Garden Tips

    July 1, 2016
    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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  • Why It's Important Not to Leave Your Pets in the Car During Hot Summer Months

    July 1, 2016
    It can be deadly to leave a pet in a car during the summer, even if a day seems cool, it's only a few minutes time or the pet seems fine.
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  • June Garden Tips

    June 1, 2016
    June is a great season for gardeners, and though much of the early season planting is already finished by June 1, there is much more care a garden needs throughout the month to have the best results for top produce, pungent herbs, and the most beautiful blooms.
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  • Flea & Tick Prevention For Pets

    June 1, 2016
    Is your pet starting to scratch a lot? Do they seem bothered or irritated for unknown reasons? Chances are during this time of the year; your pet has encountered fleas or ticks.
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  • Helping Dogs Cope With Visitors to Your Home

    May 1, 2016
    Dogs can have many different reactions to visitors, from excited piddling and jumping to fearful growling and anxiety to barking and aggression.
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  • Why Vaccines Matter for Horse Health

    May 1, 2016
    Vaccines are widely accepted as essential for proper pet care, but there is little regulation and few consistent recommendations about vaccinating horses, whether they are livestock, working animals, show horses, or casual equine friends.
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  • Learning About Different Bird Seeds

    April 1, 2016
    There are many different types of birdseed, but which is best for your birds and feeders? Understanding the different options and which birds prefer them can help you choose just the right treats for your backyard buffet.
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  • Raising Baby Chicks Can Be Easy, Even For The Inexperienced

    March 1, 2016
    Many people are opting to raise their own chicks these days. It’s a rewarding experience that can leave you with the freshest eggs on the block. If you’re new to the baby chicks game, then this article is for you. Raising chicks doesn’t have to be hard.
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  • March Gardening Tips

    March 1, 2016
    With the official first day of spring at hand, March is an exciting month in the garden. While it is important not to rush into gardening too early and put tender seeds or seedlings at risk, it is also important not to miss these first days of warming temperatures, fertile soil and abundant rains.
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  • 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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  • Do Your Best Birding in Winter

    February 1, 2016
    There is no need to wait for spring migration to enjoy birding. With the right preparation and expectations, winter can be your very best birding season.
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  • Sleep Deprivation in Horses

    January 1, 2016
    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.
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  • Storing Birdseed

    January 1, 2016
    Proper storage can keep birdseed fresh and nutritious for longer, ensuring that backyard birds have the very best to eat.
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  • Doggy Danger: Beware of these Holiday Plants

    December 1, 2015
    The Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday trifecta is traditionally characterized by festive and sometimes flamboyant displays of decorations.
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  • Tips to Keep Pets and Christmas Trees Separate

    December 1, 2015
    In many homes, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree is the undisputed centerpiece of holiday decorations. Unfortunately, the garlands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments are just as attractive to pets, but can be dangerous if cats and dogs decide this unusual tree is a new and fascinating toy.
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  • Raking Leaves: Bag or Mulch?

    November 1, 2015
    Autumn leaves with their vibrant hues against a rich blue sky can be beautiful, but they can be a homeowner's ugly nightmare when they pile up on the lawn.
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  • Living in a Big City With a Pet

    November 1, 2015
    City life can be exciting, but it isn't always the best life for every pet.
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  • The Importance of Fats in Horse Nutrition

    October 1, 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.
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  • Make the Most of Your Garden with Home Canning

    September 1, 2015
    The process of canning and preserving foods takes place for many reasons. For the gardener in all of us, home canning is a way to take all of the hard work that was done outside, and bring it inside.
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  • Tack Care Tips

    September 1, 2015
    Good quality tack is an expensive investment, but without proper care that investment can quickly wither away to damage, mold, stains and other problems that are not only unsightly, but can be unsafe for both the horse and rider.
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  • To Shoe or Not to Shoe Senior Horses

    August 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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  • Xeriscaping 101

    August 1, 2015
    With increasing droughts and growing concerns about water usage, xeriscaping gardening is becoming more and more popular.
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  • Ideas for Decreasing Heat Stress in Horses

    July 1, 2015
    As summer drags on, heat can become a serious problem for many horses. The primary way horses cool themselves is through sweating.
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  • Tips to Help Calm Your Pets During Storms

    July 1, 2015
    A sudden thunderstorm can be terrifying for any pet, and cats and dogs can become very stressed during storms. There are easy ways to help your pet feel more comfortable, however, and keep them from getting too excited or anxious when storms pass by.
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  • No Hummingbirds at Your Feeders? We Have Solutions!

    June 1, 2015
    Hummingbirds are some of the most desirable backyard birds, but if they aren't finding your backyard to their liking, there are many steps you can take to attract them to your feeders.
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