Recent Blog Posts

  • Dog Begging Prevention Tips

    January 28, 2016
    Dogs can be cute, heart-breaking and irresistible when they whine, paw, bark or otherwise beg for a treat during dinnertime, but begging behavior isn't desirable. By understanding what begging is and isn't, dog owners don't need to feel bad about taking steps to stop their dog from begging.
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  • Sleep Deprivation in Horses

    January 22, 2016
    We all know the importance of a good night's rest, but is your horse getting enough shut eye? Learning the symptoms of sleep deprivation in horses and how to help can let every horse owner ensure their horse is well-rested.
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  • Storing Birdseed

    January 13, 2016
    Proper storage can keep birdseed fresh and nutritious for longer, ensuring that backyard birds have the very best to eat.
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  • Caring for Houseplants

    January 7, 2016
    From ferns and vines to flowers, cacti and tropical foliage, houseplants are great indoor accents that refresh the air and make a home more natural and welcoming. While some plants can be difficult to care for, many houseplants are easy for even inexperienced gardeners to enjoy.
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  • Leash Training: When Your Dog Pulls or Refuses to Walk

    January 5, 2016
    Leash training is essential for both dogs and their owners. Not only is it a part of good dog etiquette, but a leash-trained dog will be safer and more comfortable out for walks.
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  • Protect Your Plants From Winter Moths

    December 22, 2015
    Winter moths can be destructive to a wide variety of trees and shrubs, and while they can be difficult to control, there are steps you can take to protect your crops, landscaping and plants from these nefarious insects.
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  • Healthy Snacking For Your Pets

    December 10, 2015
    The problem with keeping pets healthy is that often times they eat as much as we do. Our pets love snacking just as much any human out there.
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  • Winterize Your Bird Baths

    December 1, 2015
    Birds need liquid water to drink year-round. While they can melt snow and ice in the winter to drink, doing so takes a lot of calories and body heat, and if backyard birders provide liquid water, birds will be healthy and their winter survival rates will be higher.
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  • Four Steps for Cleaning Out a Horse Stall

    November 20, 2015
    Like people, horses prefer a clean and comfortable place to sleep. Therefore, cleaning out your horse's stall is an important step towards his (or her) health and well-being.
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  • Tack Care Tips

    October 29, 2015
    Good quality tack is an expensive investment, but without proper care that investment can quickly wither away to damage, mold, stains and other problems that are not only unsightly, but can be unsafe for both the horse and rider.
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  • How to Get Your Puppy to Stop Biting Everything

    October 22, 2015
    It is normal for puppies to mouth, chew, gnaw and bite everything they come across – a dog's mouth is sensitive and young puppies are simply investigating their world.
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  • Should You Be Changing Your Pet’s Food Regularly?

    September 23, 2015
    Once your pet becomes all grown up and it starts to enjoy the same kind of good quality food, there’s nothing else that needs to be done, right? Depending on the weight and type of pet you have, you should consider altering your pet’s diet periodically.
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  • Protect Your Horse From Worms and Germs

    September 15, 2015
    While some worms and germs are beneficial to horses for proper digestive health and an overall healthy immune system, and many others are harmless, there are some pests and parasites that can cause serious health problems even leading to disabilities and death.
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  • How Birds Migrate

    September 11, 2015
    When birds migrate, many of us think of a flock of geese flying South in a V-shaped formation. However, birds migrate for many different reasons in many different ways.
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  • Make the Most of Your Garden with Home Canning

    September 1, 2015
    The process of canning and preserving foods takes place for many reasons. For the gardener in all of us, home canning is a way to take all of the hard work that was done outside, and bring it inside.
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  • Overcome Your Horse's Picky Eating

    August 28, 2015
    With dexterous lips and a defiant attitude, any horse can become a picky eater, but it is easy to keep your horse on a balanced, healthy diet no matter what its taste preferences may be.
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  • Tips for Traveling with Dogs in Cars

    August 21, 2015
    A trip anywhere really isn’t complete without the four-legged members of our family tagging along for the ride. However, travelling with your pet requires a little more consideration than loading your dog in the car and driving off into the sunset.
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  • 5 Tips to Attract Orioles

    August 6, 2015
    Orioles are popular and distinct backyard birds, but they can also be difficult to attract because of their unique preferences. Backyard birders who know how to make their yard oriole-friendly, however, will be rewarded with these beautiful birds all summer long.
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  • Strategies for Feeding Show Animals

    July 23, 2015
    A good diet is essential for the highest quality show animals, no matter what type of livestock you hope to exhibit.
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  • Stopping Your Dog From Digging

    July 9, 2015
    Dogs can dig up your backyard for many reasons. Sometimes it’s to escape the heat, to hide food, or because they smell something. One of the biggest reasons is because they are bored. To stop your dog from digging, follow these simple steps.
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  • Get an Early Start on Your Canning

    July 6, 2015
    Canning is a great way to preserve a bountiful harvest, create healthier meals and save money on groceries, but it can also be an arduous workload, particularly if you have a large garden and many different types of produce to can.
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  • Stop Grubs From Killing Your Lawn

    July 1, 2015
    Grubs are small but mighty pests, causing a lot of lawn damage and frustrating homeowners. Fortunately, there are easy steps to protect lawns and minimize any risk of grub infestations or extensive damage.
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  • Benefits of Having a Rooster In Your Flock

    June 25, 2015
    Roosters can add many advantages to your home and to your flock. Some may see it as a bad idea, but there are many key benefits to having a rooster in your flock. Among these benefits include fertilization, behavior, defense and beauty.
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  • No Hummingbirds at Your Feeders? We Have Solutions!

    June 15, 2015
    Hummingbirds are some of the most desirable backyard birds, but if they aren't finding your backyard to their liking, there are many steps you can take to attract them to your feeders.
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  • How To Stop Or Minimize Excessive Shedding

    June 8, 2015
    One of the greatest hardships as a pet owner is dealing with unwanted hair in your home. Nearly every dog or cat no matter what their age sheds. Some breeds shed more than others, but all pets will do it.
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