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If your pet becomes injured, staying calm and knowing what to do are key to saving his life. Read these tips and be prepared in case of an accident or illness.
When the kids say they're bored this summer, raise some tadpoles
It's great fun for both young and old to catch tadpoles and watch them develop into frogs. Steve Johnson is an associate professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Florida. He says the...
Tuff Enough
Family pets can be so much more than just a companion--whether they're helping out around the property, providing protection, or helping their loved ones stay in touch with the world. Read what...
Grandma's home remedies for raising chickens comes in handy for organic producers
Radio interview source: Jacquie Jacob, Extension Poultry Associate, University of Kentucky   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below To raise chickens and sell the meat labeled as organic...
Eric and Callene Rapp raise endangered rabbit breeds.
Radio interview sources: Eric and Callene Rapp, Owners, Rare Hare Barn Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Eric Rapp is the third generation in his family to...
Pets wander away from home and get lost. If you find an animal without an ID tag, what do you do?
Radio interview source: Dr. Robert Weedon, Shelter Veterinarian, Champaign County Humane Society Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Occasinoally a stray dog or...
Set out catnip for the kitties and they'll do everything from bounce off the walls to mellow out. Not all cats respond to it, but if they do, it's funny.
Radio interview source: Narda Robinson, DVM, Colorado State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Cats are pretty entertaining when they're around...
Beware of fireworks, heat, and food on a stick
The common trappings of summer —cookouts, hot, humid weather and fireworks—all pose a danger to dogs, says LizRozanski, DVM, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University....
You can have pets in the yard and still have a beautiful landscape. Petscaping is landscape design with animals in mind to create space you'll both love.
Radio interview source: Scott Cohen, Garden Designer/Author\ Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Many dogs find their favorite spots in the yard. You can work your pet's...
If you can't keep the cats out of your garden, create one especially for them. Your feline friends will go crazy over fresh catnip, dirt to roll in, and other things.
Radio interview source: Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Horticulturist, University of Vermont Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Cats that like to join you in the...