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Peanut Butter Dog Cookies

November 23, 2017 // Recipes
peanut butter cookie
These homemade Grain-Free Peanut Butter Dog Treats are quick, easy and make a great holiday gift. They're high protein, use just 6 ingredients and dog-approved!
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November 3, 2017 // Poultry
eeeee gads!
One of the most shocking things to see as a new poultry keeper is chickens going through a molt. Most chickens shed their feathers in late Summer or early Autumn.

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Urine pH in pets

September 22, 2017 // Canine, Feline, Poultry
It is the pH (acidity or alkalinity) of the pet's urine that is being measured in a urinalysis, not the pH of the food the patient has eaten, or the pH of the patient's blood. Most normal dogs and cats have a urine pH of 5.5 to 7.0; however, some normal pets may have higher or lower values.
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A dog's stomach acid

August 18, 2017 // Canine
tummy pH
Did you know?...
that a dog's stomach acid can be as low as car battery acid (less than 1 pH) and then be all the way up to 8.5pH by the time it gets to the large colon?
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Heat and you pets

June 3, 2017 // Canine
hot dog
Dehydration, heat stroke and sun burn are the top 3 complications we have with our pets in the heat of the summer.  None of these are to be taken lightly, for pets or people. There are a few simple precautions that can be followed to help prevent you or your pet from overheating and the warning signs that you should know. 
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