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Your Horse Stabled and in the Field
  • Thursday, December 5, 2013

Stabling Loose boxes are the most common form of stabling. Each horse must have room to lie down, stand up and be able to turn in comfort. The recommended minimum box size for horses is 3.66m x 3.66m (12ft x 12ft) and 3.05m x 3.05m (10ft x 10ft) for ponies. These are minimums and must … Continued

Understanding Colic in Horses
  • Thursday, December 5, 2013

Colic can be a common aliment in horses and ponies but can be one of the biggest concerns for owners. Colic is the word used to describe both mild and severe abdominal pain. There are many causes of colic, from a change of routine either in exercising or feeding to teeth or worming issues. It … Continued

Managing Your Horse’s Weight
  • Thursday, December 5, 2013

Feeding Good nutrition is essential in helping to maintain optimum health and well-being of your horse or pony. Water The amount of water your horse needs will depend on their diet, workload and sweating rate, as well as the environmental temperature. You should allow access to fresh clean water at all time as between 50 … Continued

Maintaining a Healthy Horse or Pony
  • Thursday, December 5, 2013

Worming Your Horse Worms can affect all types of horses and ponies whether stabled or at grass and they can cause weight loss, colic and in severe cases death.  If a worming programme is not followed more and more worm eggs are passed out in the droppings on to the pasture, contaminating the pasture, only … Continued

Buying a Horse or Pony
  • Thursday, December 5, 2013

Buying a horse is both an exciting prospect and a huge long term commitment. There are four main points to consider when purchasing a horse or pony: What you are using it for. The facilities you have available. The amount of time you have to exercise and look after it. The cost of both buying … Continued

A Review of Muddy Paws’ Dog Products
  • Thursday, December 5, 2013

As we come into winter there are a lot of dog products out there on the market that can help to keep our dogs warm, happy and healthy. We thought we would test some of them out and write a few words on what we found. Muddy Paws kindly provided three products for us to … Continued

Dog Blood Donors; What About the Owners?
  • Thursday, November 28, 2013

A topic that I have been thinking of recently is that of owners signing up their pets as dog blood donors. I am seeing an increasing number of stories in the news that depict how a hero dog has saved another dog’s life by giving blood. I recently read a story where an eight-year-old dog … Continued

Adopting a nervous cat
  • Thursday, November 7, 2013

As rescue centres across the country are facing a current influx of unwanted cats and kittens, many of the felines who find themselves in a centre are coming from unfortunate circumstances, often experiencing abandonment or abuse. As a result, many of the cats can find it hard to adjust and socialise in their new environment … Continued

A Quick Guide to Dog Beds
  • Monday, September 30, 2013

Dogs are hardworking animals that love to be active every second they are awake. So it is important that they have a place to sleep that is their own, providing comfort and warmth to ensure they get a good night’s rest on a regular basis. Now finding a bed for your dog my not be … Continued