For the past decade, one of the fastest growing trends in the pet food industry has been the “grain-free” diet. These diets do not include corn, soy, and wheat, which are often seen as the “bad guys” by some pet parents. However, recently some dogs fed “grain-free” diets containing mainly potatoes, peas, lentils, and other legume seeds as the main ingredients have been implicated in the development of a heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DC). Continue reading “Grain Free and Taurine”
Every dog has its day in the sun, and we have the photos to prove it. In Texas, summer is in full tilt with triple digit temps to boot. If just a mere mention of the weather forecast has you sweating, we have the perfect remedy: sunny pics of some cool pups. Continue reading “3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Photo Contest Recap”
How do you safely store hay and horse feed?
Summer months are prime time for hay baling. But not just any hay is for horses. As a fire hazard and perishable crop, its environmental sensitivity and susceptibility to parasites can make it dangerous to consume or even store. Continue reading “Safe Hay: Feed Storage”
Notice your dog moving slowly to greet you when you get home? Are they more vocal when laying down? Has the spring in their step turned to a slow trot? Time to take action. Continue reading “Is Joint Pain Slowing Down your Dog?”
Hairballs, as any pet owner will tell you, are simply purr for the course when it comes to cat ownership. Just like scooping the litter box, it’s one of the least glamorous, but most common cleanups. Continue reading “Hairball Hacks for Healthy Cats”
The sweat on our brows – and everywhere else – has us swimming in summer. The heat is on, and so is our 3rd annual dog days of summer photo contest! Continue reading “3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Contest”
You put a lot of time and energy into researching the healthiest pet foods for your fur child. But did you ever stop to think about what you’re serving it out of? Truth is, some cat and dog food bowls simply aren’t safe. And what good is a high-quality kibble if it’s just going to be contaminated when it hits the dish? Continue reading “What Type of Pet Food Bowl is Safest?”
Is people food bad for dogs? The short answer is yes and no. While some human foods can be highly toxic to pups, others are perfectly palatable. Continue reading “Begging Be Gone: 6 Table Manners Tips to Teach to Your Dog”
No living thing – with the exception of maybe plants – is immune to the occasional mood swing. Just like their human owners, an equine’s emotions can certainly be a source of frustration. However, they’re also important indicators of a horse’s physical health, safety, and overall well-being. Continue reading “What to Make of a Moody Horse + How to Help”
Spring is a season of new life. From young plants to baby animals, the world is awash with tender beings.
Planning to add some backyard chickens to your farm or urban homestead now that the weather’s warming? Like all babies, the first few months of a chick’s life are fundamental. Make the most of them by properly tending to your young flock. Continue reading “Spring Chickens: Caring for a Young Flock”