Could you imagine having to brush your horse’s teeth? Luckily we do not have to but yearly maintenance is a must for preventative care. It is needed at least once a year and possibly twice for senior horses with bad teeth. The vet or equine dentist will check for loose teeth, ridges or high points, how their teeth line up for grinding, gums, and for excess plaque. Horses need their teeth examined and filed to make sure they can grind food and reduce the risk of choke. Either a
Pumpkin has many benefits for dogs aside from being a great fall decoration. Please consult a vet or nutritionist before changing any diet plans. If symptoms of upset stomach continue for more than a week please consult a veterinarian.
5 reasons to feed dogs Pumpkin:
1. Pumpkin (in a can) is a great to use for dogs with upset stomachs and will help harden stool. This type of pumpkin should be purchased at a pet store or organic shop. Make sure that it is pure pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling.
SurveyMonkey Contribute allows you to sign up and make a profile and pays you for taking surveys. The neat thing is you can donate the money you earn by taking surveys to animal charities. I personally have an account that donates directly to The Humane Society of the United States. It is so rewarding and easy to do. Each survey only takes a few minutes and pay 50 cents per survey. This is a great way to help animals and it is FREE! Be sure to tell your family and
Another reason to love bees! Just a spoonful of…honey can benefit our companions in many ways. The sweet taste is amazing without all the sugar which makes it easy to feed because horses love sweet tasting things and so do dogs. The best kind of honey to feed is either local raw honey or better yet Manuka honey. Do not purchase store brands as many of them have added other things to the honey. Organic is always the way to go with anything you feed.
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Take a moment and look and feel the way that you walk…heel, ball, toe. Now take a look at how your horse is walking and trotting and see which part of the hoof is hitting the ground first. If trimmed correctly they should land heel first and rock to the toe. The heel bulbs and back of frog should touch the ground first because the hoof is designed to have them bare the initial impact and weight of the horse. I am not a barefoot trimmer myself but I have
Geranium is beautiful flowering plant and the oil from this plant has many benefits for our animal companions. Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens) is a gentle oil that can be used to repel ticks as they do not like the scent of it. A great addition to any natural tick and flea repellent. The scent is sweet and light. It is a great oil to reconnect to your feminine side and useful for females to re-balance hormone. A great oil to use diluted in a carrier oil like cold-pressed sunflower oil for
Who does not like to get a massage? Nothing makes me relax more than a few minutes of massage. Your animals will love it too and it will help them relax. I am going to share a few of my favorite facial massage moves to do that will relax your horse or dog.
The first is to take your hands and at the same time wrap them around the ears of the horse/dog. Start at the base of the ears and use your thumb and forefinger to make little circles tracing
There are many sad cases of animal neglect all over the country. This week there was a case of a herd of 28 Arabian horses in Michigan that were skinny, needed worming, hoof trimming, and dental work. An auction is taking place today for the whole herd and with the help of many selfless and horse loving people all the horses will go to loving homes. If you would like to see the images of these beautiful horses check out ARM Facebook page. There are many people who are there
Did you know that there is a cure for cancer??? I recently watched a webinar put on by Dogs Naturally Magazine about cancer and dogs and was happy to hear that what the holistic vet said matched up to all my research and studying. The cure to cancer is (drum roll)…Health!
This is true for all living things. Cancer is one of the most dreaded words. It is sad how high the numbers are on young animals who develop this disease. There are things that you can do for your fur