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Arabian Horse, Bourbin, Gets Massages to Keep Him Vibrant

Animal’s Name: Bourbin Registered Name: VDF Bourbin Disciplines: English & Western School Horse Breed: Arabian,  Age: 27 Here’s Bourbin’s story, written by his person, Pam. Bourbin was born and raised at the Ames Farms in Jordan; Cedar Ridge Arabians. He was in training to do park walking and trotting but became one of their school horses instead for English and …

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Raindrop Technique for Dogs & Horses

Out of the Box Thinking on Supplementation Many of us think of taking a pill when we hear the word “supplement”, but they don’t have to come in the form of a pill. There are other options such as, tea, essential oils and herbs. Therapeutic-grade essential oils can be added to a dog or horse’s food, inhaled or applied topically. …

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Is Cold Weather Causing Your Cat or Dog to Itch?

We get a lot of inquiries about how to help cats and dogs with itchy, dry skin this time of year. Winter in Minnesota means it is cold and dry! Often our first recommendation is to review their diet, but if their diet has not been changed recently and it appears the dry, irritated skin has onset with the change …

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Animal Intuition: How We Started…

So, it occurred to me today that I’ve been in business for 10 years. OK, really it was the technology that tracks my work anniversaries that sent me a notification. You would think that 10 years is a big milestone and I would have it memorized. Well, it IS a big deal, but I don’t celebrate the timing the same …

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Top 10 Reasons To Get Your Dog or Horse Massaged

10. Reward Many look at massage  as a luxury, reward or something to do for fun. While this is true, no matter what the reason, there are health benefits. So, if you want to reward your dog or horse for a job well done, completing a season, hitting a milestone or just for being your awesome partner, they will get …

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Using Essential Oils for Anxiety in Animals: Cats, Dogs and Horses

Essential oils, such as Peace & Calming, can be very helpful in managing anxiety with dogs, cats and horses. Lavender can also be effective, but I have found over the years that that cats and dogs prefer Peace & Calming and show the best response when using it, while horses tend to like both options. Alternating essential oils can also …

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We Want Dogs, Not Bugs!

Did you know that animals are susceptible to Lymes disease? In fact, there are five known tick-borne diseases in Minnesota that your dog can get, so it’s important to help keep the bugs away to help keep your dogs safe from disease. Pets also have reactions from bug bites like we do, getting sores and itch at the contact location. …

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Anxiety: What’s All The Whining About?

Dogs can become anxious or develop anxiety from a number of factors that are typically from life experiences; however, some dogs are just more sensitive and nervous in general. We will discuss ways to help your dog cope with anxiety and provide tips to help you modify their behavior so they feel safer and have less anxiety. Anxiety1 is described …

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EHV-1 In Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

We wanted to send out information due to the recent notification that there are confirmed cases where horses in Minnesota tested positive for EHV-1 (Equine Herpes Virus). Please contact your veterinarian for full information.  Many vets are posting updates to their blogs and social media sites.  Here are a few options for you to gather more information: University of Minnesota …

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Intuition Allows Us to Connect With Animals On A Deeper Level

What is Intuition? Simply put, intuition is another sense that we have within us. We are all born with intuition,  just as we are born with the ability to see, hear, taste, and feel.  Most of us – I’m generalizing society as whole  – have learned to build on our logic and reasoning instead of paying attention to our natural …