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A Guide to Camping with Dogs in Oregon: 5 Camp Sites to Explore

By Nancy Fedelem | May 23, 2022
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It’s so fun to have your dog join a camping trip. But it would help if you consider where you’re going and the park’s rules. Call ahead with questions and ask about reservations. Finally, it’s always important to start organizing your trip early. If you’ve never gone camping with dogs before, you may consider camping…

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Avian Influenza: How can you best defend your flock?

By Nancy Fedelem | May 9, 2022
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You’ve heard of avian influenza and its impact on chicken keepers. Over 36 million birds have been affected. There is now one case in both Oregon and Washington. Most of the west coast has very few cases of avian influenza recorded, but there are many avian influenza cases in commercial and backyard flocks elsewhere. Wild…

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Pet Emergency: Tips to Prepare for the Worst

By Nancy Fedelem | May 6, 2022
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Originally posted: 09/29/2020, updated 05/06/2022 From losing power to evacuating safely, there are many pet emergency tips you should know before the wildfire season starts here in the Pacific Northwest. FEMA established September as National Disaster Preparedness Month to ensure pet owners are prepared. Planning ahead of time for a pet emergency is essential to…

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What are pollinators?

By Nancy Fedelem | Apr 5, 2022
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Bees are not our only pollinators in the Pacific Northwest. According to the National Park service: “A pollinator is anything that helps carry pollen from the male part of the flower (stamen) to the female part of the same or another flower (stigma). The movement of pollen must occur for the plant to become fertilized…

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Raising Chickens in Portland: Meet the Experts

By Nancy Fedelem | Apr 4, 2022
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Chickens have been used to eat bugs for farmers for centuries. And there is nothing more entertaining than watching your chickens scratch and peck. Many say chickens are the gateway bird to other livestock, but perhaps you’re just considering a few hens. Whether it’s three hens or ten, look no further! Expert advice When it…

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Meal Toppers for Dogs: Fruit

Meal Toppers for Dogs – Try Fruit

By Nancy Fedelem | Feb 22, 2022
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Diversify your dog’s bowl with low-sugar fruit toppers Don’t overthink it; adding any level of freshness to your dog’s meals will help them live longer and stay healthier. A recent resource for pet owners called “The Forever Dog” written by experts Dr. Karen Becker and Rodney Habib discusses longevity toppers for dogs. If you don’t…

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Cat Dental Care

By Nancy Fedelem | Feb 9, 2022
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Look at these dental care tips for cats Dental disease in cats can impact their health and quality of life. Results of poor cat dental care can include bad breath, abscesses, lost teeth, and even infections of the internal organs. Products that help prevent dental disease. The first step is finding products that work for…

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Planned raised beds, blueberry bushes planted in winter

Winter gardening tips

By Nancy Fedelem | Feb 1, 2022
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Design your garden, winter-pruning, feeding birds, and cleaning tools are all winter gardening activities you can enjoy One of the best projects is designing and planning your garden during the winter months while you dream of planting veggies. It’s also a great time to clean garden tools, properly care for trees, prune and monitor the…

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Cold Weather and Pets

By Nancy Fedelem | Jan 11, 2022
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Your dog may need ear, feet and overall protection from the elements this winter. If you live with a dog that has short hair or spends time outdoors consider a plan to winterize him.

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