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.
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.
Manuka Honey is graded on
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
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
The weather has finally gotten nice and then all the bugs arrive… The worst are the biting flies, mosquitoes, and gnats for horses. No one likes these pesky bugs but they all are suppose to serve a purpose. Over the years I used chemical fly sprays and now realize that was not the best thing for my fur child. There are a lot of ingredients that are not healthy to breathe in or to apply to the skin. Also in my opinion they did not do that great of a
We all know how important it is to brush and floss our own teeth…well the same goes for our four legged children. Dogs are unique in that their saliva will clean the inside of their teeth but not the outside or at the gum line. It is suggested that you brush your dog’s teeth everyday but at least 3 times a week. You can brush the same way you do your own in small circle on the front, back and at the gum line. There are many products out there
It is custom for most horse owners to worm with a strong dewormer in the spring to kill anything. This was how it was always done. However, now there is an easy way to test the fecal of the horse and see if there are any worms and also sand. Simply have your vet take a fecal sample when they are there or drop it off to the office. The cost is usually $12-15 to have the test and then you know for sure. As a bonus you can also
Today is my first true love, Rebel’s birthday. He is now in heaven with his big brother Jack Frost. I know that they are galloping and having a great time. Miss him everyday and cannot repay him for all the happy memories he gave me.
In honor of him here are his favorite treats: (horse safe treats)
Banana…I broke it up in pieces and he loved it.
The tried and true carrots and apples (organic) cut into slices
Watermelon (great to feed in the summer to help rehydrate)
Not all fruits and veggies are