A major part of a horse’s diet is hay or pasture. A horse weighing 1000 pounds will eat about 500 pounds each month. A horse needs roughly 28 acres of non-irrigated, dryland pasture a year if that is the only source of forage. However, a pasture that is irrigated will grow more forage than dryland pasture, requiring less acreage. The amount of irrigated pasture needed for one horse is roughly
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June is Disaster Preparedness for Pets month – but if you’re a pet-care business professional it’s always a good time to make sure you’ve got a plan in place to administer to the needs of all the pets in your care when and if a disaster strikes.
Whether you live in a rural township that is prone to flooding, hurricanes or snowstorms, or you live in a metropolitan area
Tips to getting the right Goldfish
Goldfish are a temperate breed that can be found in cool streams, lakes, and ponds throughout Asia and part of Eastern Europe. However, the ones you will buy for your tank have been bred in captivity. Once you?ve decided that the Goldfish is the right one for you – you will need to find the right kind of goldfish. Take your time and
Due to pet overpopulation, responsible pet owners usually have their pets spayed or neutered. However, for those who have decided to breed their pet, or whose female pet may have accidentally bred with an unneutered male, it is a good idea to become familiar with the signs of pregnancy. Learning about what will happen when your pet gives birth will also help you recognize complications that could arise during labor
OTTAWA (CP) – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Aron Pet Food are warning consumers not to purchase or use certain pet treats because the products may be contaminated with the bacteria responsible for salmonellosis in humans.
The following products are affected by this alert:
-Salmon Snackers 100% Salmon Treats for Dogs, 50-gram package, UPC 8 33234 00100 6, T.W. Enterprises, Ferndale, Wash.
-Salmon Snackers 100% Salmon
Do you really know all there is to know about your canine companion’s nutritional needs? Many pet owners think they’re doing what’s best for their dogs when it comes to dog food and dog treats, but in reality they rely on pure instinct more than science. Nutrition isn’t a guessing game, even when it comes to your pooch. Think about it. If you were left to feed yourself based only
It’s funny that our society’s obsession on weight control has now been forced on our furry pals. Even major pet food companies have jumped on the diet-food band-wagon. Is a diet food for your pet really necessary?
I think if we learn to feed our pets a responsible amount of food based on their requirements, and stop giving them table scraps, diet food is not needed. Throw in some
How can you recognize feline Urinary Tract Infections early on, to save your kitty needless pain, and damage to your home from her cat urine?
This article will outline the steps you can take to prevent kitty’s pain from feline Urinary Tract Infection and the damage done to your home from her urine.
Possibly the single biggest cause of cats not using the litter box is a medical
What Is Parvo
Parvo is a serious viral disease that can be deadly even if treatment is given. So, to protect your puppy from contracting pravo you need to have your puppy vaccinated against this disease.
First, let’s look at what Parvo is and what the symptoms are. Canine Parvovirus is a disease that attacks dividing cells. The most prominent location for dividing cells in your puppy’s body is
by Ron Swerdfiger
When you leave the house, it is nice to know that your dog goes to one of his favorite spots or dog beds and sleeps peacefully until you return. However dogs suffering from separation anxiety are not so lucky. Separation anxiety can appear in dogs that have not been properly socialized, dogs that have been moved from one home to another and dogs that are