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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Getting a Puppy: What You Should Know

Pitbull puppy

Many folks over the last few months are getting a puppy or dog from a shelter! These past weeks and months have likely been fabulous and full of training and enrichment. Yet there are some challenges even with new puppies. One of our fave trainers is Victoria Stilwell. Naturally, we wanted to refer to her…

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Why Do Cats and Dogs Fight?

Why Do Cats and Dogs Fight?

When it comes to why dogs and cats fight, it’s pretty simple. We interviewed Dr. Katherine A. Houpt, VMD, Ph.D. at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to learn what can be done. Tip #1: The main reason why cats and dogs fight is because the dog is a predator, and in the dog’s mind,…

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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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Raw Food Diet for Cats

Felines are obligate carnivores. Cats are super picky eaters, and sometimes it requires a lot of patience from cat owners when trying to find the food their feline friends love to eat. We suggest a raw food diet for cats if you’re ready to make the transition. If your cat is putting their nose up…

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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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Celebrate National Blueberry Month with Dog Treat Recipes

What have you done to celebrate national blueberry month? And most importantly how are you celebrating with your dogs? Have you taken your dog to a blueberry festival? Have you taken your family to a U-Pick farm at all this summer? Our fave U-Pick farm near Portland is Columbia Farms. Dogs are not allowed in…

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Top Veggies for Dogs: How to Choose

At Salty’s we’re celebrating National Fresh Veggie Day on June 16. And when it comes to canines you don’t typically have to wrestle them to eat their veggies.You can choose what to include with meals based on what veggies are in season and those that aren’t that pricey. Look for veggies that are locally grown…

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