Keeping Your Livestock Safe and Dry

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When starting down the road of animal husbandry, it is important to understand that you cannot simply buy a goat and throw it out in your pastured backyard. “It can just eat the hay”, they say, yet this is not further from the truth. A well-and-ethically raised farm animal needs a few basic amenities for proper care.

First off, you must know what food your large pet needs. For instance, goats will TRY to eat anything (even tin cans!) but they are healthiest when they eat plant material: Shrubs, hay, and grains). Pigs really will eat just about everything as they are omnivores like humans, but in the wild they prefer to forage for fruit, roots, leaves and insects. Horses eat barley, but really enjoy watermelon rinds and carrots as a special treat (Important: When feeding a horse, keep your palm fully open, or they might nibble on a finger!). You will want to ensure your farm animals have a nutritious diet.

“Where are they going to sleep!?” If you are thinking this, then you are indeed a heart-centered person who is ready to walk the path of caring for large animals. Though a goat or pig does not need a comfy bed by the fireside like my spoiled old German Shepherd Hannah (who was really cute as a puppy), it’s still great for them to have the opportunity to get out of the rain or bright sun. For this, most livestock caretakers build shelters for their animals.

Loafing sheds are simply outdoor structures made of corrugated metal siding, with wooden posts and another metal sheet for roofing. Standard industrial swing-gates can be used for the front doors, allowing you ease of access for feeding, petting, and letting them out to the pasture. There are several ideas that are …

Animal Clinic Care For Pets

Posted on Posted in A Pets Life

It is always fun to have pets around that we love, especially cute, adorable puppies and kittens. As time evolves, more and more people are coming out with new ways to pamper pets. This includes healthy lunches, luxury pedicures, cute animal clothing and even dog/cat hotels. It’s always nice to take care of something that is like a friend, but animals can be both dependent and independent. Even though many of pets can do some things on their own such as using the restroom, they still need help when they are injured. Here are some examples that a pet may need to go to the vet.

The Pet Is Getting Old

Young pets in young adult pets usually have a lot of energy. They can run, eat, play and be a lot of fun to have around. Unfortunately, the older pets get, the more prone they are to sickness and weakness. As your pet increases in age, they will not be able to do some of the things they used to do anymore, becoming less active. To ensure your pets safety and longevity, it’s important that you take them to the vet every six months for a checkup. This way the vet will be able to tell you if your pet is sick or is going to be sick soon. Also, check for abnormal habits like odd eating habits, rough coat, vomiting or cloudy / red eyes. All of these symptoms can come with your pet aging, and need to be checked immediately.

How To Know When To Take Your Pet To The Vet

Sometimes it can hard to tell whether or not your pet is healthy, since they cannot speak. It is different to human health problems because humans can express exactly what they need and where they feel …