For equestrians, the rain can be an annoyance – creating mud in outdoor arenas, turnout pens and pastures. The rain can also attract a booming mosquito population that can transmit serious diseases,which is why it is important to make sure your horse is protected. Continue reading
Many of the heartwarming stories of pets being reunited with their families after many years and miles apart would not be possible if the pets weren’t microchipped or the information associated with the chip was out of date. Continue reading
Every year, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) continues to hear the same story, over and over: Dogs left unattended in a car or truck, suffering in the rising temperatures, becoming sick and sometimes dying as a result. Seemingly responsible people do it. Police officers have done it. It makes the news. People are outraged. The story goes away. And it happens again. Continue reading
We know that lots of kiddos are headed back to school… and that means lots of back to school shopping! And while school shopping can be fun, we know something that is even MORE fun… horse shopping!
We are giving away a $25 gift card to Dover Saddlery, how fun is that? All you need to do to be entered to win is sign up for our Super Sweet mailing list (we promise to only send you cool, fun stuff… no spam here!).
For an extra entry, tell us in the comments what you would buy!
Did you remember to shut the lid on your feed barrel this morning? If not, you could be welcoming pests in for a tasty snack. As a horse owner, keeping your horse safe and healthy is a number one priority. Sometimes, just a couple of changes can help keep your horse safe from disease and infection caused by pests.
There have been many questions that we have received regarding the change to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) helmet standard that will come into effect in January 2016. The ASTM writes the standards for equestrian helmets in the US market. Anybody can propose a change to the ASTM committee and a new addition to the standard can occur at any time but the ASTM typically updates its standards every 5-6 years. The current ASTM standard for helmets on the US market is ASTM F1163 O4a. The new standard that will come into effect in January is ASTM F1163 -13. Continue reading
Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of their Instinct® Raw Chicken Formula for dogs with a “Best By” date of 04/27/16 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Continue reading