Category Archives: Animal Insight

Natural De-Wormers

Using chemical medications regularly on your livestock may not be your first choice, but when it comes to deworming, what other options do you have?

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Tips on Caring for Chicks

Raising your own chickens for food or as a hobby can be a rewarding experience. Here are a few things to consider when starting a new flock of chicks.

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Miniature Cattle

If you are looking to add a dairy or meat cow to your small farm, but are concerned that you do not have the pasture space for those massive bovines, consider these breeds of miniature cattle. Cows have only recently been bread to be large to keep up with an increasing urban population.

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Hack Your Coop: Add-Ons to Make Life Easier

Chickens are generally low maintenance, for a farm animal, and can be kept relatively simply in a backyard farm area. But like any creature in your care, there are a few ideas that can make caring for them a little easier and a little better both for you and for them. Here are a few […]

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Skin Problems

Horses have very sensitive skin, and may easily contract various kinds of skin problems. You should learn to identify common skin conditions and how to prevent them, as well as how to tell if they require a veterinarian’s care rather than a remedy you can apply at home.

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Your Older Cat

Much like aging humans, geriatric cats need a bit more attention and help from their family members in order to enjoy the quality of life they deserve in their senior years. Your pet has served you well, and you can reward that devotion with some well-deserved pampering.

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Flea & Tick Prevention

Even if your dog spends very little time outside or your cat never leaves your house, you may still find fleas or ticks on your pet or in your home. Both of these external parasites can be transported into your house by hitching a ride on someone’s shoes or clothes, and fleas are small enough to enter through a screen door.

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Your Senior Dog

Due to improved veterinary care and dietary habits, pets are living longer now than they ever have before. One consequence of this is that pets, along with their owners and veterinarians, are faced with a whole new set of age-related conditions. In recent years there has been extensive research on the problems facing older pets […]

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How Do I Teach My Dog to Come When Called?

Having your dog come to you when you call is one of the most important and useful behaviors that you can teach your dog, but it is also one of the most challenging. Dogs of any age can learn to come when called reliably but it is easier if you can start training at an […]

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Is Your Cat Drinking Enough Water?

As with all living creatures, water is one of the most important essential nutrients that your cat needs in order to thrive. Many cats are not good about consuming enough water on a regular basis. Our modern day cats evolved from desert-dwelling animals that had to try to survive on very little water and developed […]

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