A fall pregnancy check of your mares can pay dividends figuratively and literally. If fall pasture is poor, there is a shortage of good-quality hay for winter or feed prices are higher than normal, fall pregnancy checks can become crucial.
National Dog Day is celebrated every Aug. 26 as a way to recognize dogs and all they do for us each and every day. From providing companionship in our family unit to working alongside law enforcement or as service dogs, dogs spend each day giving selflessly to us.
A growing health concern and the number one issue facing our pets today is excess weight. A 2015 study found that about 58 percent of cats and 54 percent of dogs in the United States are overweight. Compounding the issue is many pet parents' tendencies to equate food with love, sneaking a few extra treats--and calories--into their pet's food dish every day, as well as their inability to recognize when pets are overweight.
Going to the doctor is rarely high on the fun list for anyone, even our feline friends. An unfamiliar location, full of new sights and sounds, not to mention the different people and animals going in and out of the building -- no wonder our cats may become highly agitated over a routine checkup. And even though they may seem to be the picture of health at home, our furry friends still need to be seen by us at least once each year.
Does your dog chew, scratch, whine or bark when left alone? While you may be tempted to conclude he has separation anxiety, it's important to properly evaluate the behavior to avoid a misdiagnosis and delay in proper training or treatment to correct the issue as many of the behaviors and cues associated with separation anxiety can also be attributed to other medical or behavioral concerns.