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Did you know that approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year?
Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Only 10% of those animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. As a result, it causes overpopulation and an excess of animals killed annually.
There’s a misconception that shelter animals are “damaged goods.” I can assure you that’s truly not the case. Most arrive at the shelters due to a death, divorce, moving, lifestyle change, birth of a child, or even because the family didn’t train them.
Post written by Kimmie Wells EQyss Grooming Products – Sales, Events and Relations
Take a look at this happy girl… while she’s having the time of her life running in and out of the water, she’s also becoming a wet, sandy, filthy mess, with me thinking “You’re not coming in the house like that!”
Little does she know a nice, soapy bath is in store for her later. Oh, what a great chore for mom!
Let’s face it, bathing a dog (especially a hairy one) isn’t always a pleasant task, so I always try to make bath time QUICK!
Bathing this coat wasn’t always a fast task. First was the shampoo, then wash it out, and then came the conditioner (yes, this furry mess needs conditioner), and finally came the water once again to wash it all out.
Gretchen Suggs is the Owner of Sweetheart Silkies, Inc., a nonprofit organization formed to promote poultry health and provide education to backyard flock enthusiasts. She has been breeding and showing silkie bantams for 6 years. Find her on Facebook here.
The weather across the nation seems to be warmer than usual this time of year, making it a tad hard for us to accept that winter is closing in.
Your chickens however, have no doubt that the season is changing. Animals in the wild are currently doing their own preparations for the upcoming winter, so why not enjoy the beautiful Fall weather, spend some time outside with your chickens, and take steps to prepare your backyard flock and their housing for the cold winter months to come. Continue reading “Winterizing Tips for Your Chickens (and their Coop!)”
For those who obey the Ten Commandments of merchandising, each day at the store can seem like “Grand Opening” day.
If that doesn’t excite you, says pet retail specialist Chris Miller, then maybe a 30% increase in sales will.
Yes, that’s the generally accepted boost you can expect by
“re-merchandising” the store with better illumination, engaging interactive signage, attractive fixtures, open spaces and an abundance of products.
Miller, owner of Pacific Store Designs, has designed more than 3,000 retail stores worldwide over the last 35 years. Not only did he present these same commandments at a presentation at SuperZoo 2014, these same basic principles were featured in Pet Product news just last December.
Post written by Mea Allen, RVT and Durvet Customer Service Representative
From small skin tears to large open-flesh wounds, wound management is essential to the healing process.
Keeping the wound clean is the number one thing that promotes healing. If the wound isn’t kept clean, it has the chance to become infected.
As always, please contact your veterinarian before trying to treat any open wound on your own.
At the first sign of an injury and open skin, I take my clippers and shave a patch of hair approximately 1”–2” all the way around the wound.
Next, rinse the site with cold, sterile water for approximately ten minutes. This will help reduce inflammation, clean out any debris that may have gotten into the opening and aid in visualization of the opening. Continue reading “Understanding Wound Management”