Does a Raw Diet Make Sense for Your Dog?


The pet food industry continues to follow the latest trends and hopes to influence pet parents to buy certain brands. There have been so many food recalls over the past few years it’s now more important than ever to stay on top of what your dogs eat! Consider raw diets for dogs. What should you…

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Top Five Plants for your Medicinal Herb Garden

There are many amazing plants you can add to your medicinal herb garden, but we have five we’ve been growing for years. Two of the plants are lavender and calendula; both herbs take off during the summer months. According to The Chestnut Herbal School of Medicine, here are five of the top picks for your…

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Chicken DIY Project: Fermenting Chicken Feed

Why do people ferment chicken feed? My hens and rooster love their feed. When the chicks were introduced to the grown-up chickens about six weeks ago, we changed from layer feed to Scratch and Peck’s organic starter feed since the chicks needed to stay on that until about eight weeks. That’s when we’ll put them…

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Lyme Disease: How To Get Rid of Ticks

Tick Season is Upon Us Illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites are on the rise in the United States, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Lyme disease is the most frequent tick-borne infection in America. Over 300,000 cases of Lyme Disease are estimated to occur in the…

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Mixed Chicken Flocks: Planning For Pullets

Combining pullets and chicks with full-grown chickens is a challenge. Because pecking order is a serious matter, it can be dangerous and risky no matter the circumstances. Having a mixed chicken flock keeps things lively though! There is no question that we were entertained throughout the process, and perhaps even some of the adult chickens…

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Raising Chickens in Portland: Meet the Experts

Wyandotte Chickens

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! Chicken expert advice When…

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Poisonous Plants for Dogs and Cats

Here are the top 15 Spring showers make spring flowers! But be mindful of the top poisonous plants for dogs and cats! Dogs dig under all plants so many of the flowers in your yard may be an issue. You may not even realize it. The bulb family of plants is dangerous for our pets…

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Weeds With Benefits

Expert Advice from Granville Goff, Nursery Department Head, Fang! Pet & Garden Supply Weeds are great when they’re planted in the right place. When we typically talk about weeds we talk about “invasive plants” and we thought we should flip the coin and look at the many weeds with benefits instead! Everything you read talks…

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Pet Photos with Santa: Coming Back this Month

Santa Pics

‘Pet Photos’ with Santa are back this month! Do you have a holiday scarf picked out for your dog or cat? We’re already planning for the holiday season, so we wanted to make sure you had dates well in advance for this photo shoot at all three of our stores. A new festive backdrop will…

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Why Are My Chickens Losing All Their Feathers?


When Do Chickens Molt? Expert Janet Garman, author of “50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens” tells us that as daylight begins to shorten, it’s time for molting season. The chickens may lose feathers!  That is certainly the case with our chickens. I have one silver-laced Wyandotte that is going through a hard molt. I feel…

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