Pets And Animal Articles
  • Canadian Geese
  • by Emma Snow
  • Few spectacles symbolize autumn better than a gang of Canada Geese crossing a cloudy sky in V-formation. Common throughout most of North America, Canada Geese live around ponds, rivers, and lake shores where they feed on aquatic grass, roots, and young sprouts, as well as corn and grain. A strong inward pull called instinct urges these waterfowl into the skies to make this great annual southward migration.
  • Nutrition For Your Puppy
  • by Jim McKiel
  • This article focuses on some of the nutritional foundations needed to insure your puppy grows into a healthy adult.
  • How Showing Horses Has Made Me a Better Parent
  • by Kathy Keeley
  • Horse showing creates many opportunities to parent and raise a healthy teenager. Teachable moments are prevalent throughout a horse show, as well as opportunities to practice communication skills and instill your family values in your teen Below are some real-life examples of how you can transform sports situations found in horse shows into real life lessons.
  • Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA)
  • by Ron Petracek
  • Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) can have devastating effects on a breeding farm or pregnant mare, but what exactly is it?
  • 7 Strategies to Help Horse Show Parents and Teens Beat the Losing Slump
  • by Kathy Keeley
  • Horse showing provides an incredible opportunity for learning important life lessons for both teens and their parents. Sportsmanship, competition, and learning to deal with losing can serve as the basis for significant teachable moments for parents. We have a unique role to play in helping our children keep their perspective, and we can provide important emotional support during tough times, as well.
  • The Keeshond - Intelligent and Affectionate Companion Dog
  • by Carol Stack
  • The Keeshond is really a great dog. They are also easily trained, friendly to everyone but yet an alert watchdog, and an excellent companion for children and adults. With their thick fur they can tolerate cold temperatures but cannot tolerate heat. They have a very interesting history, which you can read about in this article.
  • Equine Influenza
  • by Ron Petracek
  • Horse feeling under the weather? Maybe he has the flu.
  • How to Help Your Child Set Goals at Horse Shows
  • by Kathy Keeley
  • Horse showing provides a great opportunity for young children to watch you set and achieve goals, for older children to participate with you in goal setting, and for teens to set their own goals in conjunction with you.
  • 5 Tips for Successful Parenting for Show Moms
  • by Kathy Keeley
  • Serving as both parent and partner to the horse showing child can be tough. However, by engaging your child in conversations about lessons learned, new skills acquired, and the ups and downs of trying something new, you'll shift the focus on learning and experiencing new lessons rather than on winning and losing.
  • Obedience Training For Your New Puppy
  • by Jim McKiel
  • Obedience training for your new puppy should begin the day you bring him/her home. You should make obedience training fun and incorporate the training with play sessions. It is so easy to train a puppy when they are having fun and the puppy has no idea that they are learning valuable lessons.
  • Ten Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat
  • by Michelle Johnson
  • With the lastest news about proper diets for your dog, more and more dog owners are giving there dog's table scraps. There are certain foods a dog must not eat. I have compiled the top ten foods, find out which foods for your dog are not healthy.
  • Careers with Horses
  • by Ron Petracek
  • Careers with horses are something that should be considered in depth before making a choice.
  • 10 Lessons to Survive the Horse Show Circuit
  • by Kathy Keeley
  • Traveling the horse show circuit can be quite an adventure, especially when you're traveling with your daughter. Below are 10 "school of hard knock" lessons we've learned along the way:
  • How Show Moms Can Survive the Horse Show Experience
  • by Kathy Keeley
  • Teachable moments are all around us every single day in every activity that we do. As a parent, it's important to remember our responsibility as role models to our children, whatever the situation, so that they learn effective life lessons that will serve them always. Here are three of my best tips for surviving the show experience and making the most of the time with your child.
  • Allergies In Cats - The Basics
  • by Donovan Baldwin
  • A common health problem in cats is allergy. It's strange that we always worry about humans being allergic to cats, but so seldom hear about what cats are allergic to!
  • Finding A Responsible Rottweiler Breeder
  • by Jim McKiel
  • Take your time selecting a breeder. You may ask for recommendations from vets, friends who own a Rottweiler, local breeding clubs, if available, or you may contact the American Kennel Club. If you see advertisements in newspapers for "puppies for sale", do not inquire.
  • Koala Kismet
  • by Emma Snow
  • To gaze into their eyes is to touch tranquility. Perhaps it is because they spend so much of their lives removed from our terrestrial sphere that these creatures can inspire such serenity in just one glance. Perched in the canopy of the tall Eucalyptus forests of Australia, koalas pass their lives unperturbed, nap to nap, meal to meal.
  • Parelli Natural Horsemanship
  • by Ron Petracek
  • Natural horsemanship can help establish a relationship of trust and understanding between horse and rider. Pat Parelli makes this easy by creating games that you can use to work with your horse.
  • The Irish Wolfhound - Easygoing and Soft-natured Giant
  • by Carol Stack
  • Having an Irish Wolfhound can bring a great deal of joy and pleasure to your life and these dogs make wonderful companions. If you are ready to invest some time in a dog, take care of a dog properly, and you want a dog that will keep you company, you may want to consider having an Irish Wolfhound as a pet.
  • Grooming Is An Important Part Of Dog Care
  • by Michelle Johnson
  • It is of vital importance that your pet be groomed on a regular basis for his health and well being. Tips on what to look out for while grooming your dog.
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