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Tips for First-Time Buyers of Real Christmas Trees

Tips for First-Time Buyers of Real Christmas Trees

Buying a real Christmas tree can be a wonderful holiday tradition, but it can also be a challenge to make that first purchase if you've never had a real tree before. These tips can help you be sure your first real Christmas tree is a beautiful and memorable start to this seasonal tradition. Can You Even Get a Real Tree? Before you head out to make that first tree purchase, it is important to consider the needs of a real Christmas tree and whether or not one will be appropriate for you. Consider… Allergies – If you or anyone in...

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Your Aging Horse: Winter Horse Care

Your Aging Horse: Winter Horse Care

Winter can be a stressful season even for a horse in its prime. Older horses are even more vulnerable and need some special care considerations to stay healthy and comfortable through the winter. How Senior Horses Have Different Needs It can be difficult to decide when an individual horse has reached its senior years. Just how healthy a horse is, how hard it has worked, what care it has received, where it lives, and the general stresses of life all contribute to a horse’s age beyond the calendar, but in general any horse age 15 or older is considered a...

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Preparing Your Cows For Winter

Preparing Your Cows For Winter

Obviously winter is a vulnerable time for your cows when you really need to pay attention to make sure they are staying healthy. Here are some tips on preparing your herd for winter:Size MattersIf you have cows that are younger or thinner than some of your more mature cows, they are going to need some additional attention when it comes to their feed. Besides the cows that need it for sure, if you start to notice your mature cows losing weight, you may have to supplement their diets with more hay.Beware wet conditionsCows can usually do okay when it’s cold...

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Halloween Pet Dangers

Halloween Pet Dangers

Halloween is a season when it’s fun to be scared, but there is nothing fun about the serious dangers Halloween can present to pets. Being aware of Halloween pet dangers is essential to safeguard your furry, feathered, and scaled family members so everyone can enjoy the holiday safely and comfortably. Top Halloween Dangers for Pets Despite the fun, treats, and excitement associated with the holiday, there are surprising threats and hazards toward pets at Halloween. The most dangerous Halloween pet dangers include… Poison – Accidental poisonings are one of the top pet risks at Halloween. Most Halloween candies, including anything...

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Tips to Help Calm Your Pets During Storms

Tips to Help Calm Your Pets During Storms

A sudden thunderstorm can be terrifying for any pet, and cats and dogs can become very stressed during storms. There are easy ways to help your pet feel more comfortable, however, and keep them from getting too excited or anxious when storms pass by. Provide a Safe PlaceYour pet will feel more secure if they have a safe, comfortable place to retreat when a storm strikes. A small, interior room without windows works best, such as a laundry room, walk-in closet, pantry or bathroom. Make sure there is a comfortable, familiar blanket, some water and other comforting objects in the...

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