Straights versus Compounds - Which Is Best For Your Competition Horse?
No matter what discipline you compete in, your horse will only perform to his optimum if you fuel his physical needs correctly. Some riders and producers swear by using straights to feed their horses, whilst others prefer compound feeds. So, what’s the best option? Read on to find out more. Straight feeds The term, ‘straights’ primarily refers to cereals, including the following: oats barley maize bran wheat split peas Although feeding straights offers you total flexibility in what you feed your horse, and you can vary the make-up of his horse feed as you need to, it can be very confusing for the novice horse owner to work out just what straights to feed their horse and in what quantities.…Read More »
Canine Health: Common Surgical Procedures for Dogs
There are different aspects that can affect the health of your canine pet. The common factors include the diet, the dog’s environment and your health practices as a pet owner. Ideally, you should provide the animal with a balanced diet, according to the recommendations provided by your veterinarian. You should provide a clean living space for the dog, and you must never overlook important things such as immunisation and exercise. Still, the pet might require veterinary surgical treatment, even when proper care is given.…Read More »
The Top 4 Treats for Your Overweight Dog
You may have heard of puppy fat, but dog obesity is a far more serious problem. A shocking 52.7% of dogs are overweight or obese, and thus at risk of diabetes, joint damage, heart disease, and dozens more health problems. An animal hospital may have already instructed you to reduce your dog’s calorie intake, but what about treats? While treats aren’t essential, it can be hard to break the habit. Plus, many dog training techniques rely heavily on a treats-based reward system.…Read More »
Is Your Dog At Risk Of Lungworm?
Many dog owners have a garden where their dog loves to play, but this seemingly safe haven can contain a hidden danger. Lungworm is a parasitic worm that can infect dogs, presenting a significant risk to health. But how could your pet become infected, can lungworm be treated successfully, and how can your pest controller help to keep your garden safe for your dog? Read on to find out more.…Read More »
Understanding Hyperthyroidism In Cats
Hyperthyroidism is a hormonal disease commonly found in older cats. The condition occurs when too much of the hormone thyroxine is produced, causing your cat’s metabolism to speed up, which can impact on their physical and mental well-being. There’s not usually an identifiable cause when a cat develops hyperthyroidism, but it can occur as a result of the thyroid nodules working out of sync from your cat’s pituitary gland, which is the gland responsible for hormone production and regulation.…Read More »