Recent Blog Posts

  • How to Help With Your Pet's Shedding

    November 1, 2018
    Shedding is a natural, healthy way cats and dogs renew their fur, but loose fur is not always welcome to pet owners – particularly when it seems to get everywhere and into everything.
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  • Getting Wild Birds Ready for Winter

    October 15, 2018
    Wild Birds are well equipped for changing seasons, not only by migrating south but also by getting heavier, warmer plumage, eating a winter-friendly diet, and gathering in groups to share the hard work of finding food and shelter when those resources are scarce.
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  • Flea & Tick Prevention Is Just As Important During The Winter Months

    October 1, 2018
    Many pet owners make the mistake of thinking that when winter begins, it is time for flea and tick prevention to end. This could not be further from the truth. Just because your pet will be spending more time indoors during the colder months doesn’t mean you stop.
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  • Bird Feeding Tips for Fall

    September 15, 2018
    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.
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  • Caring for Your Horse's Hooves in Wet Conditions

    September 1, 2018
    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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  • Keeping Your Pets Cool in Hot Weather

    August 1, 2018
    Summer weather is one of the best times to get outside and be active with your furry friend. However, you should keep in mind that your pet reacts differently to heat than you do.
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  • 6 Ways to Keep Ticks Out of Your Yard Naturally

    August 1, 2018
    Ticks are more than just annoying, biting insects. They can also transmit a number of scary diseases, including lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, human anaplasmosis, tularemia, rickettsiosis and more.
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  • Hot Weather Tips for Raising Poultry

    July 15, 2018
    As temperatures begin to flare above 90 degrees with high humidity, don’t forget about caring for your flock. An important requirement for raising poultry is maintaining a cool environment for them to produce and thrive.
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  • Powdery Mildew and How to Control It

    July 1, 2018
    Powdery mildew can seem like an intimidating hazard to your garden and landscape, but it does not have to devastate all your plants. By understanding more about this widespread disease, you can easily take steps to control it and keep powdery mildew from overwhelming your yard.
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  • Lyme Disease Information

    June 15, 2018
    Lyme disease – also called Lyme borreliosis – can be frightening, but when you learn the facts about this condition, you can better avoid any contagion and react appropriately if you do get infected.
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  • Summer Tips For Your Pet

    June 1, 2018
    We all love spending those long summer days outdoors with our pets. Let’s face it, they’re our furry companions and wherever we go, they go too. Keep in mind that like humans, not every pet can stand the heat.
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  • May Garden Tips

    May 15, 2018
    Late spring is ideal for gardening, and while May can be warmer or cooler depending on where you live and what your general climate is like, these May garden tips can help you keep your flowerbeds, lawn, vegetable garden, and containers in peak condition for fabulous foliage, perfect plants, and beautiful blooms.
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  • Knowing the Signs of Allergies in Pets

    May 1, 2018
    Allergies in pets are rarer than allergies in humans, but they can still make pets uncomfortable and severe reactions can cause grave health problems. Pet owners who recognize their pet's allergy symptoms can take steps to alleviate the discomfort and help pets lead happy, healthy lives.
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  • Tips on Opening Your Pond in the Spring

    April 15, 2018
    When the days lengthen, temperatures rise and the air has that unmistakable balmy feel of spring, you may be eager to open your pond.
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  • Tips to Keep Chicks Entertained

    April 1, 2018
    Chicks and chickens need stimulation and entertainment to stay healthy, and a healthy, happy chicken is one that will behave better, lay more eggs, and be a more pleasant barnyard or backyard companion.
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  • March Gardening Tips

    March 15, 2018
    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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  • Bird Migration Schedule

    March 1, 2018
    Whether you enjoy feathered visitors to your yard or feeding station or you regularly travel to wildlife refuges and nature preserves to see a wider variety of species, migration is always an exciting time to see birds.
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  • What You Should Know About Pellet Stoves

    February 15, 2018
    Like a fireplace, a pellet stove is an alternative way of heating your house without the crazy costs of energy bills. What most people do not know is that pellet stoves can heat a home in one of the most efficient and eco friendly manners possible.
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  • Pet Obesity: Tips On Ways To Shape Up

    February 1, 2018
    Pet obesity is something that happens to pet owners every year. The scenario usually begins with a trip to the vet at which point your pet is weighed and the veterinarian notices that Bucky the French Bulldog has gained 10 pounds since his last visit.
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  • Winter Horse Care Checklist

    January 15, 2018
    Horses are resilient and can survive many adverse conditions, but taking proper care of your horse in winter is essential to keep them healthy, safe and comfortable even in the worst weather.
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  • Do Your Best Birding in Winter

    January 1, 2018
    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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  • Pet Dangers During the Holiday Season

    December 15, 2017
    The holiday season is a stressful, hectic time, but it can also be a downright dangerous season for pets.
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  • Ice Melt vs Your Pets Paws

    December 1, 2017
    Winter walkways can be dangerous, but slips, falls and slides are not the only concerns pet owners should have about icy paths. Different ice melt chemicals may seem to create a safe walking surface, but those chemicals can be even more dangerous to pets than any ice.
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  • Closing Time: Shut Down Your Pond Easily and Safely

    November 15, 2017
    Ponds can be amazing backyard features, but if they are not closed properly before freezing, expensive equipment can be damaged and delicate plants and animals may be lost.
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  • Tips For Feeding Your Hunting Dog

    October 15, 2017
    A large part of having a hunting dog that performs well rests with how much energy he has. Much of your hunting dog’s energy, and how long he has it for, involves the diet that you keep him on.
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