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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

Switching Horse Feeds Safely

Your horse’s dietary needs will change throughout its life, but it can be tricky to switch horse feeds safely without stressing the animal or causing digestive upsets or nutritional imbalances. With the proper steps to change diets, however, you can minimize any problems and keep your horse well-fed. Why You May Need to Switch Horse Feeds There are many reasons why it may be necessary to change your horse’s feed. As the animal grows and matures, it will need a different diet – the nutritional needs of a foal are much different than that of a horse in its prime...

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Dog Treadmills – Is It For Your Dog?

Dog Treadmills – Is It For Your Dog?

Treadmills may be great for human exercise, but can they be used for dogs as well? If Fido, Spot or Rex wants to walk more than you do, a treadmill might be a suitable solution, but it is important to understand the limitations that treadmill walking presents. About Dog Treadmills Dog treadmills may have the same purpose as human exercise equipment – a moving surface for a long, continuous walk – but there are significant differences. Treadmills for dogs typically have raised sides to prevent the dog from getting its feet, tail or coat snagged in the belt or motor,...

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How Supplements Can Benefit Your Horse

How Supplements Can Benefit Your Horse

Ideally, a natural grazing diet would meet all of your horse's nutritional needs, but that isn't always possible or practical. How, then, do you know if supplements are necessary, which ones may be best and how they can benefit your horse? Why You Might Need to Consider Supplements There are many reasons why adding supplements to your horse's diet may be helpful or even necessary. While every horse has different nutritional needs and not every horse will require supplements even in the same circumstances, factors that can influence a need for supplements include… Pasture Quality: If the only pasture available...

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