Category Archives: Animal Health

Mineral Supplements Your Dairy and Beef Cattle May Need

Like us, cattle get the protein and nutrients they need from their feed and forage. Many times throughout the year, feed and forage just aren’t enough to get proper cattle nutrition. Mineral and protein supplements are like multivitamins for cows. Both beef and dairy cattle need mineral supplements throughout the year. Find out when you should supplement minerals, like magnesium and phosphorus, and the benefits of adding a supplement to your herd’s diet.

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The Complete New Pet Checklist

I’m so lucky to work for a company that loves animals so much because I LOVE animals! In fact, Rural King loves animals so much we even allow pets to walk around the store with you (in most locations). April is National Pet Month, so I wanted to create a checklist for those of you who have recently added a new fur family member.

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Pests That Could be Killing Your Bees

Once a honeybee hive is populated and fully functioning, beekeeping is relatively simple. You should be checking up on your bees about every other week. The most important reason for these inspections is to make sure your bees are protected against pests and diseases. There are a number of common bee diseases and pests that you should be looking for each time you inspect, like Varroa Mites, Nosema, Chalkbrood, and more. We will go over the signs of these bee killers and the best way to fix the problem before you lose your buzzing buddies.Macro image of a dead bee on a leaf from a hive in decline, plagued by the Colony collapse disorder and other diseases

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How to Get Rid of Nasty Pet Breath

Does your dog or cat have nasty breath, browning teeth, or having trouble chewing? All of these signs can point toward gum disease, which affects 70-85% of pets age 3 and older. In honor of pet dental health month, we have all the information on how to keep your pet’s teeth healthy and clean. Read on to learn how to brush your pet’s teeth, a recipe for homemade pet toothpaste, and some signs of gum disease to look out for.

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Bird Flu: Keep Your Flock and Family Safe

People who keep backyard chickens should be aware of the risks of Avian Flu (Bird Flu), as it is a disease that can destroy a flock. Bird Flu can also potentially spread to humans. It is important to take precautions to reduce the risk that your chickens or family will contract this deadly disease.

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