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How to Make Grooming Stress-Free for You and Your Horse

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Grooming your horse should be a Fear Free activity for both of you. When done correctly, grooming is far more than removing your horse’s dead hair, removing tangles from his mane and tail, and dirt from his hooves; it helps to build a bond between you and your equine pal. Getting Started No horse is […]

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Are You Prepared to Finance Your Pet’s Care?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent survey found that cats and dogs can cost as much as $55,000 over their lifetime. Here are some factors to consider for pet financial planning.

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Birds Training & Grooming Uncategorized

Get to Know the Wild Side of Companion Parrots

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Reading Time: 3 minutes A Fear Free Certified avian expert shares how learning about behavior of wild parrots can help you build a relationship with your parrot.

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Dogs Holidays Uncategorized

Sound Off! What to Do When Your Pet is Frightened by Thunder, Fireworks, or Other Noises

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Crack! Boom! Whizz! Pop! Loud and sudden sounds are the bane of dogs and their people. Dogs are startled by loud, unexpected sounds and can develop debilitating fears related to them. People hate seeing their dogs frightened and trembling in response to thunder and lightning; the whizzing, flaring lights, and explosions of fireworks; or the […]

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Cats Dogs Holidays Life at Home Travel & Safety Uncategorized

Pets and Stress: When House Guests Can Be a Nightmare

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Are raucous family holidays an assault on your pets’ nerves? How to cope.

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Equines Fears & Anxieties

How to Recognize Fear, Anxiety, and Stress in Your Horse

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Do you know how to tell if your horse is fearful, anxious, or stressed? We can help. Using a scale of 0 to 5, our handout shares the signs to look for.

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Birds Cats Dogs Equines Life at Home Travel & Safety

Fires, Floods, Hurricanes: Are You Prepared to Protect Your Pet During Natural Disasters?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Many communities are at risk of natural disasters that affect people and animals. What to know to ensure you all get out safely.

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New Products Focus on Health Benefits, Stress Reduction

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s annual trade show, isn’t only about fun new pet products: toys, treats, and accessories. Health-related products are showcased here too. Here are some innovations aimed at positively affecting pet wellbeing. Catwater for Cats with Urinary and Renal Issues A survey based on 1.35 million medical claims filed with Nationwide […]

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Saving Pets on the Ukrainian Border: You Can Help

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Reading Time: 7 minutes A veterinarian travels to Romania and Moldova to find ways to aid global efforts to help pets and people fleeing the violence and destruction of the war in Ukraine.

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Equines Uncategorized

Why We’re Partners: How Horse and Human Brains Work Together

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Horses and humans have been partners for some 6,000 years. What makes us a good team? One reason is that our brains work in complementary ways. Understanding how horses think and how your own brain works is key to developing a strong relationship. If you love horses, ride, work with horses in any way, or […]