Dog Anxiety During Summertime – Top Techniques

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July 4th Fireworks Are Around the Corner According to Chinese medicine, some dogs during summer may feel out of balance! For example, flowers are blooming now that may cause allergies, spring storms (although not as prevalent this summer so far), holidays with fireworks occur, and many dogs are plain hot and uncomfortable on regular walks.…

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Get Help From a Professional Pet Sitter

We all deserve and need vacation time, but it can be stressful deciding on care for your pets while you’re gone. Boarding facilities can be a fantastic option – but the best ones are understandably often booked far in advance. A professional pet sitter can be a lifesaver and give you peace of mind when…

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How to Hydrate a Cat

Cats drink little or no water by nature as they are from dry regions of the world Water is essential for a healthy cat There are five hacks to encourage cats to drink more often Keep Your Cats Hydrated Cats need one ounce of water per pound of body weight each day, and typically, felines…

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Tis the Season: What To Do If Your Pet Eats Something Toxic


Pet Poison Prevention Week spotlights the importance of keeping pets safe from toxic substances. The holidays bring their share of problems including toxic plants and food that is often found around the house. Many items we consume and touch without a second thought can cause serious harm to our animals. From food to chemicals, we…

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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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Do You Wash Your Pet’s Water Bowls?

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Cleaning Pet Water Bowls Ever rub your fingers on the inside of your pet’s water bowl and you feel a slippery slime? A study done by NSF International found that pet food dishes are the 4th germiest product found in the average home. It’s time to clean your pet’s water bowl. There is a collection…

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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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