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Horse Health in the Summer

Horse Health in the Summer

Global warming is wreaking havoc. In spite of the lower temperatures in parts of Canada, 2018 experienced the third warmest April in 138 years of modern record-keeping. Equine specialists urge horse owners to be cautious about horse health in the summer months.  Temperatures are expected to be hot and dry this summer. As the summer heats up, insect activity and parasites reach their peak. Your horses bring you so much pride and pleasure. Summer is such
Hugs & Kisses Doggie Daycare

Hugs & Kisses Doggie Daycare

Hugs & Kisses Doggie Daycare was established in June 2010. Kristina has always had a passion for animals, especially dogs. After trying to board her dogs at a facility while she went away in the summer, she realized there was no place that measured up to her expectations for her dogs. Kristina didn’t want to leave her dogs in a kennel for a week with little or no exercise provided while she was on vacation. This
A Big Dog in the Family

A Big Dog in the Family

When considering the possibility of adding a new canine member to your family, and a big dog at that, it is always important to do your research first. Don’t go looking at cute puppies. You are liable to make the wrong decision for your very unique family and circumstances. Getting to know the history and function of the individual breeds will help you to choose the ideal big dog. You really need to know the personality
The Benefits Of Owning Goats

The Benefits Of Owning Goats

The benefits of owning goats are numerous. According to some historians, goats were the first animals to ever to be domesticated, even before dogs.Goats respond lovingly to human attention and make wonderful pets. But they are so much more… The goat population around the world is on the increase. They are friendly, intelligent, hardy, and versatile. Most importantly, they are extremely useful animals. There are many personal as well as economic benefits to owning goats. Misconceptions
Own a Family Dairy Cow

Own a Family Dairy Cow

Owning any animal is a serious commitment. It is a responsible relationship that should not to be entered into lightly. When deciding to own a family dairy cow, learn the true benefits and the responsibilities inherent in raising a dairy cow for fresh milk for your family. Home dairying is one of the most satisfying and gratifying experience you can have as a farmer. Although cows are an extremely large animal, a family cow can be
Raising Pigs for Meat on a Family Farm

Raising Pigs for Meat on a Family Farm

When choosing animals for your farm, deciding on raising pigs for meat is a great choice. They are probably the one of the easiest animal to raise. Pigs grow to maturity much faster than beef cows and provide far more meat (and lard) than chickens. Research As I always emphasize…do your research! Different breeds of pigs have different qualities, including differences in size, meat quality and temperament. When raising pigs for meat, you will want to
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