Recent Blog Posts

  • Keeping Wild Birds Cool in the Summer

    June 1, 2014
    Although wild birds have many ways to keep themselves cool, as a wild bird enthusiast you can help them avoid becoming overheated. • Provide a Water Source: Provide a bird bath with clean fresh water, and no more than a couple of inches of water in the bath for bathing.
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  • Energy Supplementation on Short Pastures

    May 1, 2014
    Producers in South Central Nebraska (and other areas as well) are once again facing the prospect of severely short pasture situations, now for the third year in a row.
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  • Why Every Dog Should Be Tagged

    April 1, 2014
    Dogs are often described as man’s best friend. As owners we believe that our dog sees us the same way. Yes, they are our pets and yes, they are animals, but we treat them like they are family. To take a quote from a popular Disney Movie, ‘family means nobody gets left behind.
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  • Are Older Horses Better with Age?

    April 1, 2014
    Is it true that old horses get better with age? You bet it is. All you would need to do is spend a little time on a young, inexperienced horse and you’ll agree. In fact, most new riders can benefit from learning the ropes on an older horse.
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  • Who’s Gonna Feed Them Cows? The Drought of 2014.

    March 1, 2014
    As this persistently dry weather continues, I’m reminded of the Tom T. Hall song titled “Who’s Gonna Feed Them Hogs? ” It’s no joking matter but preparing now rather than later might help prevent disaster.
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  • Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

    February 1, 2014
    February has been declared Pet Dental Month --and for good reason. The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form.
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  • Feeding your Pet Rabbit

    February 1, 2014
    When you’re feeding your pet rabbit you may be inclined just to use pellets. A diet high in pellets can lead to health problems so you will need to substitute other things in as well. Here are some other foods that should be included according to Lianne McLeod, DVM of About.
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  • Protecting Your Landscape from Deer

    January 1, 2014
    You've worked hard on your lawn and garden throughout the season and you want wildlife to flourish all around you, but regular visits from deer can negatively impact your landscaping efforts.
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  • Tips for Keeping Your Cat Relaxed

    January 1, 2014
    If your cat is particularly ornery or you are bringing home a new kitten, here are a few tips for a stress free environment. First, there are plenty of ways to tell if your cat is stressed. A cat will puff out the fur on its tail when it is upset.
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  • How To Cut Down on Treats without Depriving your Dog

    December 1, 2013
    Are you killing your dog with kindness? If you’re giving your dog treats throughout the day, you must remember to reduce the daily ration of dog food accordingly. Or simply cut down on the number of treats you give.
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