This article was previously published December 19, 2013, and was updated on Octobert 3, 2022 Anticipating the loss of a pet – making preparations The pain of losing a beloved family pet is very real. Sometimes we feel silly mourning an animal, like we shouldn’t be as upset as we are or that we should […]
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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 […]
Guest article courtesy of HorseChannel.com. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the guest author and do not necessarily represent the views of Val Heart & Heart Communication Enterprises Inc. This article “The Seven Stages of Aging on Horseback” was previously published December 11, 2013 and was updated on June 6, 2022. […]
Stay safe, be cool As it’s getting to be summertime, you’re going to need tips on how to keep your dog cool to keep them safe. Did you know that a dog’s breath is 102 degrees with 100 percent humidity? They cool themselves by panting. But during the summer, it can be harder for them […]