Recent Blog Posts

  • Is Your Dog Socializing Enough?

    June 1, 2014
    Socializing your dog is the process of exposure and habituation to the environment around it. Socialization is important because in addition to genetics, it is the most important factor in determining the temperament of your dog.
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  • Tips On What To Do If Your Dog Is An Aggressive Chewer

    June 1, 2014
    Have you ever come home and realize you’re missing a shoe? Chances are it was your best friend that took it. I’m not talking about your roommate. I am talking about your dog. We love our pups, but sometimes they chew on the wrong things to the point of complete destruction.
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  • Natural Tips for Fighting Weeds

    May 1, 2014
    It is that time again! Warm weather is finally here, and the blooming flowers and green grass are good reminders that it’s time to start thinking about ways to fight weeds.
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  • Tips For Planting Your Garden

    May 1, 2014
    Chances are, if you haven’t started planting already, you’re at least thinking about getting your hands dirty. We’ve assembled a few tips for you to consider before coming in and picking up your supplies.
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  • How to Prevent and Minimize Problems When Introducing Horses to Spring Pastures

    April 1, 2014
    For some horses, the advent of spring means that the source of forage changes from hay to fresh grass. If this is the case, the horse owner should take care to minimize the risk of laminitis as horses are exposed to fresh pastures. Why can fresh grass cause laminitis in horses?
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  • Tips On Raising Poultry

    April 1, 2014
    Raising chickens on your estate or even in your backyard is a very fulfilling activity that requires dedicated time and practice. No matter how large of an operation you’re running, there are many important tips on raising poultry that every beginner must be aware of.
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  • Purina Start & Grow and Layena Poultry Feed Testimonial

    March 1, 2014
    The Filipoff family keeps a flock of about 50 chickens and are, in a way, living a dream come true. Steve Filipoff grew up in Los Angeles, CA and as a boy raised chickens in this unlikely place, in a very tiny yard. He knew then that he wanted to raise and enjoy chickens later in life.
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  • Tips for Creating a Living Space for your Baby Chicks

    February 1, 2014
    Newly hatched chicks, ducklings, goslings and turkey poults require that their very basic needs for shelter, warmth, food and water be met in order to survive. Good care and management with a bit of TLC will go a long way in providing a healthy start for your young flock.
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  • The Importance of Feed over Forage in Horse Diets

    January 1, 2014
    Horses evolved over millions of years as grazers, roaming around selecting the best forages they could find. While they did eat seeds growing on those plants, they did not take in large quantities of seeds or grain at a single meal. So, why do we feed horses grain at all?
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  • How to Preserve Your Christmas Tree

    December 1, 2013
    Some people believe that Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a real Christmas tree. In any case, there are some steps you can take to make sure your tree stays healthy and well-preserved throughout the holiday season.
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  • Doggy Danger: Beware of these Holiday Plants

    December 1, 2013
    The Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday trifecta is traditionally characterized by festive and sometimes flamboyant displays of decorations.
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  • Pay close attention to winter nutrition for your cattle

    November 1, 2013
    Taking shortcuts on your cattle nutrition during the winter months could be risk next year’s calf crop, this year’s weaning weights and the long-term viability of your herd.
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  • Cool Pet Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

    August 1, 2013
    Just like their human companions, dogs and cats enjoy the carefree and playful summer months. During the days when the temperature and humidity soar, you need to take special care to keep your pets safe and comfortable. Due to their limited ability to keep cool, pets can become overheated quickly.
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  • Tips for Controlling Flies in Feed Lots and Pastures

    July 1, 2013
    Warmer weather almost always guarantees an increase in the number of flies that can adversely affect cattle performance and health.
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  • Detecting Heat Stroke In horses

    June 1, 2013
    If you detect the symptoms of heat stroke in your horse, you should call your veterinarian immediately.
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  • Keeping Wild Birds Cool in the Summer

    June 1, 2013
    Although wild birds have many ways to keep themselves cool, as a wild bird enthusiast you can help them avoid becoming overheated. • Provide a Water Source: Provide a bird bath with clean fresh water, and no more than a couple of inches of water in the bath for bathing.
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  • Why It’s Important to Have Supplements Always Available for Your Cattle

    May 1, 2013
    Having nutritional supplements always available for your cattle to utilize during critical times can pay dividends.
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  • Spring Pet Care Tips

    May 1, 2013
    The seasons are changing quickly this year, which may leave us unprepared to contend with all the things that come with warm weather, especially if you're a pet owner. There are a few things you should keep in mind when caring for your pet this spring and into the summer months.
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  • Plants that are Poisonous to Horses

    April 1, 2013
    There are literally hundreds of plants that are either outright, or potentially, toxic to horses. There are several factors that contribute to toxicity. First, the plant must contain a substance that is toxic to that particular species of animal (susceptibility).
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  • Nutrition Tips during Preconditioning Programs for Cows

    March 1, 2013
    Thinking about developing and implementing a calf preconditioning program? Nutrition is a critical component of any successful preconditioning program, according to Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service livestock specialists.
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  • How To Tell When Your Dog Is Dehydrated

    February 1, 2013
    There are several different reasons dogs lose water from their body. A few ways this can happen is through panting, urinating, and evaporation through the feet and other body surfaces. Obviously, dogs replenish their fluids by drinking water or other liquids, and also by eating moist foods.
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  • Beware of Quick Fixes When Fighting High Feed Costs

    February 1, 2013
    While feed costs may present 50 to 70 percent of your beef cattle production expenses, cost isn’t all you need to consider in these times of volatile feed prices. In an effort to reduce feed costs, a “quick fix” could negatively affect the performance and health of your herd.
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  • Winter WildBird Feeding 101

    January 1, 2013
    Late fall and winter provide a new set of challenges for our feathered friends. Most of the lush vegetation, full of berries and seeds, has withered away. In addition, most insects are either dead or dormant and the heavy snows will soon bury most natural sources of wild bird food.
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  • Winterizing Your Flock

    January 1, 2013
    Chickens need 14 to 16 hours of “daylight. ” One of the best ways to keep up egg production is to continue providing supplemental lighting to extend the “daylight” hours until the sun can take over full time. A single 60 to 100 watt bulb set on a timer will suffice.
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  • Rabbit Tips: Better Breeding from the 4-Square Philosophy for Success

    December 1, 2012
    Better breeding is the foundation for high-quality rabbit, whether as a pet or for showing purposes, which is why it holds the first square in Purina’s 4-Square Philosophy for Success in raising rabbits.
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