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  • Olive Oil for Dogs
    An awesome addition to your pooch’s diet, olive oil packs a nutritious one-two punch. Ever wonder why?  Here are just a few reasons to share with your canine buddy. When it comes to homeopathic remedies for dogs, there are a variety of “people foods” that can provide some valuable benefits. A superstar in the category is […]
  • Why You Should Consider a Barn Cat
    The farm cat, also known as a barn cat, is a domestic cat, usually of mixed breed, that lives primarily out-of-doors, in a feral or semi-feral condition on agricultural properties, usually sheltering in outbuildings.Have you seen stray cats hanging around the barn or home?  Wish they’d go away?  Don’t be so sure they can’t lend […]
  • Horse Rescue - Start a Successful Sanctuary
    Rescuing horses is unlike rescuing dogs, cats, and other typical pets.  Often, these animals are saved when they are given away for free, or abandoned.   Conversely, horses are often saved from the road to the slaughterhouse or purchased at auctions attended by meat buyers.  The How To Best case, rescue organizations don’t “buy” animals, but […]

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A Shepherd’s Best Friend: The Border Collie

There are two types of dogs used on farms: herding dogs and guardian dogs. Herding dogs are used to manage livestock. They are also called stockdogs or working dogs. Not just any breed of dog is used for herding. Common herding breeds include the Border Collie, Australian Shepherd, Australian Kelpie, New Zealand Huntaway, and Australian [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|Blog|

September is Happy Cat Month

C’mon…you know they are downy, dreamy and dear.  You’ve come to terms with the fact that they are in complete control of your life-and you love being their slave.  We’re talking about cats, of course.   They’ve been our companions for thousands of years.  From camaraderie to pest control, they’ve been a wonderful addition to our [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Blog|

Equine Vet Techs-Great Practitioner Partners-Part II

In our first installment, we spoke chiefly about the financial benefits a great equine vet technician can bring to the animal care practice.  Let’s move on to the value that this position can bring to your skills, client relationships, and overall practice betterment. Make the most of your skills Many states recognize a list of [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Blog|

Is Your Cat Stressed? Take Our Test

Cats demonstrate stress in many ways, and the signs are often misunderstood.  Some manifestations of stress can imitate medical conditions; it’s important to be able to tell the difference.   Take our quiz to get an idea of how much stress your cat may be experiencing. Measure your cat stress risk level: Number of cats in [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|Blog|

Equine Vet Techs-Great Practitioner Partners-Part 1

The Lone Ranger has Tonto.  Batman has Robin.  And ambulatory equine vets want and need a great technician to assist in better patient care and that extra set of hands that gets the job done in a timely, efficient and cost-effective way. Economics 101… Think about it—dentists and doctors employ assistants—and they are incredibly valuable [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Blog|

Small Wonder—The Miniature Hereford

Herefords, with their red coats and unique white faces, are perhaps one of the most familiar breeds of cattle in the world. It will come as no surprise that they originated in the county of Herefordshire in the mid-1700s. The herdbook came into being in 1878; thanks to Queen Victoria. Due to their adaptability, the [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|Blog|

International Assistance Dog Week–August 6-12

International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) was created to recognize all of the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability-related limitations. Assistance dogs transform the lives of their human partners dealing with debilitating physical and mental disabilities.   They serve as a companion, helper, aide, best friend and close member of the family. During International [...]

By | August 3rd, 2017|Blog|

July 31st is National Mutt Day

National Mutt Day, formally known as National Mixed Breed Dog Day, was created in 2005 by Celebrity Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige and is celebrated on both July 31st and December 2nd each year. National Mutt Day is all about embracing, rescuing and celebrating mixed breed dogs. The biggest [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Blog|

Keeping your pets safe on the 4th of July

It happens year after year…neighborhood kids throw firecrackers on your street or the town enjoys the beauty and excitement of a patriotic fireworks display. Whether the neighborhood teens are throwing firecrackers on your street… or your entire community is enjoying “the exuberant splendor” of a big fireworks display, your pet can flip out and run [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Blog|

June 23rd is Take Your Dog to Work Day

Simple Tips to Make the Day a Success Business goes to the dogs as workplaces across the country celebrate the annual Take Your Dog to Work Day. The temporary office canines won’t be barking out orders to employees or wagging approval after a presentation, although some might be helping the receptionist greet visitors. The day [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Blog|
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