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Cool Canine Capabilities: A Dog’s Hearing

Cute dog raises ear
Ever notice that your dog can hear company coming before you do? I always know when to expect a friend, because my dog, Layla, will go to the front door and sit there expectantly. Several minutes go by, and, sure enough, the doorbell rings. A dog’s hearing enables it to detect sounds up to 4 […] Read more »

Horse Abscess Identification & Treatment

treating a painful horse abscess
Last summer, I came home after work to find my horse, Jimmy, limping in the field. To make matters worse, I had an early flight out of town the next morning. Why is it that animals always seem to have health problems right before you go on vacation? There were no scrapes or cuts on […] Read more »

Keeping Track of Your Dog’s Every Step

My obsession with counting my steps started as soon as I got my own fitness tracker. I started to get competitive, especially when I’d check my stats during the afternoon and discover that I was only a quarter of the way to my 10,000-step daily goal. To help me reach my goal I decided to […] Read more »

Essential Fatty Acids for Horses

Essential Fatty Acids for Horses
When it comes to the equine diet, there is a lot of conflicting information about what should and shouldn’t be fed, including fat. Here, I’ll cover some thoughts on fat in the equine diet, including a discussion of omegas, unsaturated/saturated fats, and essential fatty acids (EFAs). I’ll break down why essential fatty acids for horses […] Read more »

6 Weird and Wonderful Chews for Dogs

Dogs are born with an instinctual desire to chew. It’s important to help our dogs satisfy this urge, especially if we don’t want to come home to a destroyed pair of expensive shoes. Given what we know today about the dangers of rawhide, people are discovering healthier, all natural, and 100% digestible dog chew options. […] Read more »

Cool Canine Capabilities: A Dog’s Vision

Dog eyes
Dogs, it is safe to say, see the world in an entirely different fashion than we humans do. I’ve been amazed by my dog Layla’s ability to catch movement at dusk from yards away, and I also have watched incredulous as Layla walked right by wild rabbits who have frozen in their tracks in broad […] Read more »

Should Your Dog Get a Summer Haircut?

Dog haircut
A Q&A with a groomer on summer haircuts for dogs… Summer means high temperatures, which can be very uncomfortable for anyone with a lot of hair, including dogs. There seems to be a constant debate going on between pet owners and groomers about whether all dogs need, or should, get a summer haircut. From a […] Read more »

8 Cool Activities to Do with Your Dog

Dogs like to be active and they love participating in activities with their owners. If you and your dog ever get bored of the same ol’ game of fetch, here are 8 cool things you can do with your dog that will be fun for both of you… (full-text view below slideshow) </br> Full text […] Read more »

Barn Owners – Take that Vacation!

How to prepare for a vacation as a horse owner
Barn Owners – Take that Vacation! Have you ever wanted to take a vacation as a horse owner, but in your gut you just feel that it would be best to stay home? Who is going to watch your animals and make sure everyone gets fed the correct food, the correct amount AND include supplements??! […] Read more »

Keep Your Horse Cool in the Summer

Horse drinking clean water
Five things to remember to keep your horse cool this summer…. Summer has finally arrived, and it’s time to get your horse back into a packed schedule of horse shows, trail rides, and summer camp lessons. Although many riders despise long days of horse shows in long sleeved shirts and jackets, our horses are having […] Read more »