Animal Tips


What are the most cuddly Cat breeds? Source: Kathy Blumenstock / PetMD While most cats are more than happy to be a bit, shall we say, aloof, there are some breeds out there that actually love nothing more than a good snuggle with their owners. If your own favourite breed isn’t spotlighted, […]

Most Cuddly Cat Breeds


Understanding Locking Stifles. Source: Stefanie Reinhold/ HolisticHorse.com A locking stifle (in vet-speak an ‘upward fixation of the patella’ or UFP) is a common problem in horses, often unrecognized, misdiagnosed as general hind leg lameness or overlooked altogether. While the causes are not always understood, it’s possible to help your horse […]

Locking Stifles in Horses


Holistic approach to earproblems. Source Julie Henriques / Dogs naturally Does your dog have itchy, gunky, smelly or even painful ears that just don’t seem to get better? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. And like other dog owners, you’re probably frustrated by how hard it can be to […]

Ear Problems in Dogs



Cat Hairball problems? Learn why they happen and how to help. Source: Jennifer Coates, DVM – PetMD Hairballs can be a worry in cat ownership. These clumps of hair bond together in the stomach and then are vomited up in our shoes, carpets and floors. But are cat hairballs normal, […]

Are Cat Hairballs Normal?


What is the most accurate way to estimate your Horse’s weight? Weight tapes, formulas, or simply “eyeing it” are among the average horse owner’s options for estimating their horse’s weight. Guessing weight by eyeing a horse is clearly not a very reliable way to go. Auburn University researchers recently examined […]

Estimating your Horse’s Weight Accurately


Which Dog is for You? A four-legged companion in your life can bring a bounty of rewards. Not only does a pet offer love and affection, but they can help keep your immune system strong, reduce depression, even lower blood pressure. Part of finding the right dog, of course, is […]

Which Dog Suits your Lifestyle



Skin problems in Cats If your cat’s dignified poses have given way to constant scratching and licking, a skin problem may be to blame. Cats are susceptible to skin infections, parasites, allergies, and many other conditions. Here is an overview of some of the most common feline skin problems. Yeast […]

Cat Skin Problems


Colic in Horses Colic is a general term for abdominal pain and while many cases are mild and inconsequential, others can be life-threatening. It’s important to take all cases seriously and seek veterinary advice at an early stage. Horses usually display the following symptoms when having abdominal discomfort: Anxiety or […]

Keep your Horse Colic Free


Watching your dog constantly scratching or licking can be distressing and irritating. But don’t blame your dog for these bad habits — a skin condition is probably the culprit. Possible causes range from parasites to allergies or underlying illness. Following an earlier article on skin issues in dogs, I have […]

Dog Skin Problems (part 2)



Why Do Cats Have Whiskers? Those stiff hairs on your cat’s face and legs don’t just add to her cuteness — they have real work to do. Whiskers are GPS and radar systems for your cat. “They are a powerful and important part of how a cat senses the world,” […]

Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?