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Improve the connection between you and your four-legged farmhands with these tired-and-true tips for training, playing and communicating with your cats or dogs.
Rabbits will eat plenty of things, but it's your responsibility to give them the proper nutrients. Give optimal quality rations to help your rabbits grow and reproduce.
These rabbit breeds are popular among raisers in the United States. Popularity ranges based on fur, color, and the general purpose of the breed.
Don’t let your dog or cat investigate the spring flowers popping up in your garden
The spring flowers are poking out of the ground, you’ve been cooped up all winter, and you can’t wait to inspect them. Just don’t take your cat or dog out to the garden with you...
Rabbits are easy to raise and so darn cute
I had four rabbits as a kid. Their names were Laverne, Shirley, Fonzie, and Richie. We had lots of fun raising them as pets. They were white with black noses, feet, ears, and pink eyes. I think they...
Basic first aid for the dog is not much different from humans
Dogs get into tussles with other animals, and explore things they shouldn’t. As a result, they’ll often come home with minor puncture wounds and lacerations. Fortunately, doctoring...
Playing the role of a mama cat is challenging, but also rewarding
My folks live on an acreage about a mile outside of town. Unfortunately, their place has been chosen by people who dump their animals and leave. Sometimes it’s young kittens. Cornell...
Curious pets might find themselves with a nasty bite
I’ve never been up close and personal with a rattlesnake, nor do I ever want to be. I try to stay clear of where they might be hiding. Our pets aren’t aware of the danger. They’re...
Pay attention to their triggers and avoid sharp teeth
Years ago I was out for a walk and suddenly out of the blue, a large black dog came running after me and bit the back of my leg. His choppers ripped my pants and left a bruise, but fortunately no...
Make sure your dog is eating right so she has the energy for her new family
Good nutrition and a balanced diet are important for all dogs, but especially for pregnant dogs that need the extra energy. Sarah Abood provides nutritional consultations for small animal patients...