A mum who thought the family dog - an XL bully - was "lovely" until it attacked her six-year-old son, has urged the government to adopt tighter laws. The mother, who has asked not to be named, lives in Carmarthenshire, West Wales. She has had an XL bully for a couple of months. The woman had … Continue reading UK mom who thought XL bully was cute calls for tighter laws after son, 6, was attacked
Photo by Yaroslav Shuraev on Pexels.com If you've ever had a pet, you know how costly things can get - especially when it comes to unexpected medical expenses. And even though most pet parents would do anything for their dog or cat there's nothing wrong with looking for ways to save. Much like health insurance … Continue reading PET INSURANCE: Everything you need to know
Grooming a horse should be a routine for every owner. Most equestrians do it regularly for the huge benefits which include: an opportunity to bond for cordial human-horse interactions; and a chance to get up close and personal thereby gaining timely knowledge of any underlying health conditions. Grooming your horse is, basically, very important because … Continue reading Useful tips on how to groom a horse
Worldwide, cat bites account for 2–50% of injuries related to animal-bites. They are commonly second to dog bites in terms of incidence. In Italy for example, the incidence of cat-related injuries is 18 per 100 000 population, while in the United States of America, there are an estimated 400 000 cat bites and 66 000 … Continue reading What you should know about cat bites
Horse grooming is the process of enhancing your animal’s physical appearance. It includes hygienic care for the horse’s body, hair, hooves and overall wellbeing. Photo by Misha Voguel on Pexels.com Reasons for grooming a horse Brushing a horse’s hair makes it cleaner and improves blood flow on the skin surface, so grooming should be a … Continue reading What you should know about grooming horses
First Lady Jill Biden's custom Valentino purse is a tribute to German Shepherds Major and Champ. Image shows Major and Champ Every dog has its day, but not every dog gets a Valentino purse portrait. First Lady Jill Biden stepped off Air Force One on Thursday toting a one-of-a-kind accessory: a custom Valentino Rockstud purse … Continue reading No one loves dogs like Jill Biden
Riding a horse during winter can be dangerous, very uncomfortable, or outrageously fun depending on the rider’s knowledge and skill set. It is also common for equestrians to encounter various challenges while riding in icy cold temperatures or short daylight hours, especially if you lack proper knowledge of horse care. So, to stay in the … Continue reading How to Enjoy Horse Rides in Winter
Horses depend on quality forage and adequate hydration to stay healthy in winter. So, horse owners have a responsibility to feed their animals appropriately, not only because it improves performance but for the fact that their lifespan is—in most cases—determined by the hay quality. However, knowing the right feedstuffs and providing them in sufficient amounts … Continue reading Best tips on feeding your horse properly in winter
Horses don’t perform at their best when overweight or thin. But there’s a world of difference between gaining body weight and building muscles. Deciding if your horse needs one or the two, however, isn’t an easy task because the animal’s health is generally categorized as healthy according to these most reliable indicators—muscle development, weight, and … Continue reading Muscle, Body Weight, or both? How to Know What Your Horse Needs
What is Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)? Equine Herpesvirus (EHV) is a viral infection. The disease has no major side effects but has been a major threat to horses in the United States and all over the world. Unfortunately, most equestrians are ignorant of the highly contagious disease which causes different types of neurological illnesses that are … Continue reading What every equestrian should know about Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)
Horse rides are never exciting and memorable in winter—or as one would expect—unless the animals are kept in good health. This involves deworming the animals according to results from faecal analysis (because there are different types of worms), and making sure that their overall health condition is stable. But achieving a high level of healthcare … Continue reading Do horses drink more water in winter?
The winter season comes with huge challenges for horses and their owners. Taking care of the animals in cold weather conditions is certainly a hard job; for example, horses need to drink warm water (heated between 45 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit) and feed extra hay. On the part of horse owners, it is highly important … Continue reading Best winter care tips for your horses
The health of a horse’s bones determines its athletic performance and lifespan, so horse owners and trainers need an effective care routine to keep the animals in good health condition. Moreover, horse movements mostly exert pressure on the cartilage which is prone to wear and tear because it continually provides support for bones around a … Continue reading Best joint supplements to improve your horse’s health
There are four globally recognized horse gaits—the walk, trot, gallop and canter. Gaits in dressage are sometimes differentiated according to the rhythmic movements such as the 4-beat walk, the 2-beat trot, and the 3-beat canter. However, each type of horse gaits may be further distinguished. For example, there are collected, medium, free and extended walk … Continue reading Everything you need to know about a horse’s gaits
Do you know that all horses in a herd cannot lie down at the same time, and they sleep while standing? The animals also have the largest eyes among all land mammals. There are more than 300 species of horses around the world used for different purposes, including sport, non-sport and recreational activities. Horse and … Continue reading Horse 101: What do you know about horses?