Category: Animals

City Dog Walking in Winter

Many dogs love winter — but does winter love dogs? Let’s face it — your dog either loves winter or hates it. Just like humans! If your dog loves winter then it’s worth thinking about the kind of dangers and hazards which lurk on frozen city streets. If your dog hates winter then you need …

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Chickens in Cold Weather: 8 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Backyard Flock Healthy and Warm

Keeping a small flock of chickens in your backyard means they will need some extra attention to make it through the winter safe, healthy, happy and warm. Where many large-scale farmers don’t go to the extra work to pamper their chicks, small flock farmers need to remember that a handful of chickens produce much less …

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Beginners Guide For Keeping Chickens

Have you ever considered raising your own backyard chickens? Today is #NationalFarmersDay, and in celebration of farmers everywhere and anyone who has ever had a spark for living off the land, we have a guide for everything a beginner needs to get started keeping chickens. Chickens have been domesticated for most of human history, and …

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Bathing A Cat: 10 Survival Tips

All cat owners dread bath time, just like parents with toddlers do. Bathing a cat can be a traumatic and life-endangering prospect for you and your beloved pet. While Fluffy may seem sweet and demure 99% of the time, all bets go out the window when you hold them in your arms and approach a …

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Happy Fall

For the Chipmunk in My Yard I think he knows I’m alive, having come downThe three steps of the back porchAnd given me a good once over. All afternoonHe’s been moving back and forth,Gathering odd bits of walnut shells and twigs,While all about him the great fields tumbleTo the blades of the thresher. He’s luckyTo …

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Pet Profile: The Loyal Chihuahua

You’ve probably seen people toting around tiny dogs with big poppy brown eyes. These dogs, called Chihuahuas, are one of the smallest dog breeds in the world. The Chihuahua first appeared in Mexico and does well in warmer climates. Of course, a doggy sweater can make one of these small dogs feel warm and cozy …

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Pet Profile: The Norwegian Forest Cat

The Norwegian Forest cat is a brilliant Feline species native to Northern Europe. They are well-suited to their environment and thrive in cooler temperatures and have an ancient lineage that can be traced back to the Vikings (and beyond). This strong, sturdy and intelligent breed is similar to the Northern American Maine Coon. They are …

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How to Walk Your Cat On a Leash

Most cats love being outdoors, the fresh air and stimulation is great for them and they love the warmth of the sun. Unfortunately, there are some downsides to being outside because many cats will roam and may get lost, injured, kill birds or other wildlife or get into things they shouldn’t. A cat leash is …

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Pet Profile: The Sociable Siamese Cat

Siamese cats are one of the most beloved breeds amongst cat lovers, and understandably so. There are many reasons to love a Siamese cat from their blue eyes peering through the dark patch on their face to their high level of intelligence and energy. From their history to their personality, Siamese cats are a very …

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World Tiger Day

In an effort to double the tiger population from 2010 to 2022, World Tiger Day (July 29) was created by TX2 (Tigers times two), a group consisting of 13 tiger range governments. In 2010, the world tiger population was at an alarmingly low number of 3,200. Currently, there are only 3,900 tigers in the world, …

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