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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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June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

June is a very important month for organizations, nationwide, that work with the community to find permanent homes for rescued cats.  June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.   You may wonder why June was chosen  as the month for this very special service.  The short answer- June is kitten season. It is the time [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|Blog|

Digital Imaging: CR vs DR Flat Panel

There is more than one way to take your imaging into the digital age. Of course, as is usually the case any time one is offered options, there are pros and cons to each. Below, we'll break down the advantages and challenges posed by both computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) panels. CR Unit [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Blog|

Equine Respiratory Allergies – Heaves

The respiratory illness commonly known as “heaves” or “broken wind” was, until recently, referred to as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the medical community. It has been renamed Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO) to indicate that it is not the same condition as the COPD found in humans.  Affecting mostly older horses, heaves arises when [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Blog|

Pygmy Goat Health–Part III

Emergency First Aid Treatment Emergency first aid treatment is meant to serve as a temporary measure and only if the veterinarian is not immediately available.  There are certain occasions when time is of the essence.  These are: Poisoning More often than not, poisoning in goats is the result of eating poisonous plants or leaves from [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Blog|

Equine Skin Allergies

It's frustrating:  lumps, hives and excessive scratching and distress.  It's a difficult business diagnosing the cause of your horse's skin allergies. It may take months or years of exposure to develop.  And there doesn't seem to be any link between breed, gender or age. Understanding the symptoms, causes and treatments can help identify whether your [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Blog|

Teacup Dogs: The Cute That Kills

It's a fact:  purebred dogs are produced to make money.  Much like shopping for a car, you can pick and be sure of exactly what you are buying.  You can choose the color, size, characteristics, etc.  And, like a car, the market is often based on trends. One of the hottest canine commodities currently trending [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Blog|

Pygmy Goat Health–Part II

Recognizing Illness Life would be simple if goats could tell us how they feel.  In fact they do; not with words but in the way that they behave.  Healthy goat behavior is very different from that of a sick goat. Before you can recognize a sick goat, you need to understand the trademarks of a [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Blog|

Wanted: Rural Vets

Even with the decline in family farms in the United States, there is a shortage of rural (large animal) veterinary practices.  An understanding of rural lifestyle, mentorship and communication play key roles in rural veterinary practice sustainability. Since many large animals are also food animals, veterinarians who treat them have a responsibility to make them [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Blog|

Service Dog, Emotional Support or Therapy Dog–Explaining the Differences

We've all been there--the supermarket, the train, a restaurant.   In comes someone with their dog.  Why their dog...why not yours?  It's hard to figure out which animals are entitled to full public access and which are not. Let's take a look at the difference in each of these labels, and what they represent for owners [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Blog|

Caring for the Older Horse

With today's ever-advancing health care and better-quality feeds, horses are staying active and living longer than ever before.  One year of a horse's life is equal to an average of three years of a human's life.  Depending on breed, management and environment, the modern domestic horse has a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years.  [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Blog|
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