Category Archives: Animal Health

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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7 Ways to Stay Active with Your Dog During the Winter

The dark, dreary days of winter make staying indoors much more appealing. Coupled with the onslaught of cookies, parties, and big meals, staying committed to our regular outdoor activities and exercise can often fall by the wayside.

Winter is a great time to get outside, actually, since the weather keeps most people inside. With the right gear, winter outings can be enjoyable, especially if they involve our dogs. After reading this list of ideas to keep you going through the cold months, you and your dog will be eager to get active outside together.

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Pros & Cons of Raising Free Range Chickens

Trying to decide whether or not to raise free-ranging chickens can be tough. We’ve all heard that chickens benefit from free-ranging, but there are also reasons to keep your chickens confined. The chicken experts at Nutrena have provided us with pros and cons of raising free-range chickens to help you make the choice that is right for you and your birds. After reading, you will have a better idea if you have enough space for free range chickens and some of the reasons your chickens might be happier within their coop and run.

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