Any horse owner hates the thought of colic in horses. As you shake the grain bucket to call your horse in for dinner, he lifts his head in acknowledgement. Slowly, he ambles toward you, then he abruptly stops, looks at his side and proceeds to lie down. Not only is he not interested in eating, […]
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Turning pet behavior from problematic to pleasing Owning a pet that is bossy and unruly is not any fun for family members or visitors. Out of control dogs make for a very unhappy household, not to mention a confused puppy dog. One of the most important things every dog needs to understand is the pecking […]
Dog aggression is a terrible thing. It’s difficult to know what the real issues are and where they are coming from when a dog behaves aggressively, and trying to control them so they don’t hurt anyone – including you – is dangerous, too. I once worked with a fellow dog lover, trainer, and performer, Kim, […]
This article was previously published January 17, 2014, and was updated on July 28, 2022 First Aid for Laminitis in Horses If you suspect that laminitis (or founder, as it is known in layman’s terms) is to blame for your horse’s sudden lameness, call your veterinarian immediately. Then, follow this first-aid protocol while waiting for […]
This article was previously published December 3, 2013, and was updated on July 8, 2022. Working to achieve the Square Halt Although it’s sometimes sought like the holy grail by dressage riders, a square halt is not to be valued as an end in itself, but for what it tells you about your horse’s development. […]
This article was previously published March 21, 2014, and was updated on June 23, 2022. Pet party perfection – the Do’s and Don’ts! Decades ago, dog birthday parties were not the norm. Today’s pet parents celebrate with gusto. In fact, party supplies are just one contributor to the total amount spent on dogs, cats and […]