Have you ever dreamed of one day owning a farm? Well, owning some livestock can give you the same rewarding feeling. Livestock consists of animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, goats, donkeys, horses, and mules. Whether you want an animal to provide you with fresh eggs in the morning or one to ride through your pasture, livestock animals are your best bet to give you what you are looking for.
Choosing what livestock to raise relies heavily on how much space you have, if they need fencing, how much they eat, state and local property laws, and more. You should also consider what type of veterinary care your livestock will require to avoid the spread of diseases and external parasites. Your veterinarian can recommend the best vaccinations for your livestock so they stay as healthy as possible. Continue to the articles below to learn how you should care for each livestock animal.
Obesity and Diabetes in Pets
Think diabetes only affect people? Overweight pets may be at risk too.Read more
National Heartworm Awareness Month Focuses Attention on a Potentially Deadly Disease
Heartworm disease can have a devastating effect on your pet's health. National Heartworm Awareness Month, observed annually in April, reminds pet owners about the health dangers this preventable disease poses for pets. What Are Heartworms? Thin, white heartworms look like cooked pieces of spaghetti.Read more
Keep Your Pets Calm During the Holiday Season with These Tips
Although the holidays may be an exciting time of the year for you, your pets may find the festivities a little overwhelming. Even normally well-behaved pets can experience a little anxiety when their usual routines are disrupted. These tips will help you ensure that your furry friends truly enjoy theRead more
Pet Hearing Loss
Many of the same health problems that affect us, including hearing loss, also affect our pets. Fortunately, most pets adapt very well to the disability with a little help from their owners. What Causes Hearing Loss in Pets? Some pets are born deaf or hard of hearing, while others develop hearing lossRead more
5 Common Myths About Pets
Do cats really have nine lives? Find out if these and other pet myths are true.Read more
3 Reasons Why Your Pet Could Be Coughing
Wondering why your pet is coughing? Check out three common reasons.Read more
How Safe is Your Dog’s Food?
Over the last several years, numerous dog food brands and treats have been recalled for chemical contamination or Salmonella. This last summer many dog food brands were recalled due to Salmonella; all were manufactured in a Diamond Pet Foods plant in Gaston, South Carolina, USA. This plant makes manyRead more
Wellness Coloring Book
Picking the Right Pet, Welcome Your New Pet Home, Pets Need Proper Grooming, Feed Your Pet a Good Diet, Training Your Pet, Pets Love to Play!, and Pets Can Get Sick Just Like You.Read more
Caring for Dogs with Wrinkles
Regular skin care is the key to helping your wrinkled dog avoid painful infections.Read more
Can My Pet Get Depressed?
Has your pet been a little moody lately? Find out if depression may be to blame.Read more
Does My Pet Dream?
Are humans the only mammals who dream? Find out if your pet experiences dreams and nightmares.Read more
Bloat in Dogs
Bloat may end your dog's life if you're not aware of the symptoms.Read more
Why is My Dog Vomiting?
Even healthy dogs vomit from time to time. Find out what causes the common health problem.Read more
Xylitol Poisoning in Dogs
There are an increasing number of cases of dogs getting sick from ingesting a common sugar substitute, xylitol. This substance causes no problems in people, but in dogs it can cause wild fluctuations in blood sugar, often leading to a severe hypoglycemia. It can also cause liver failure. Xylitol isRead more
Xylitol Food Additive Harmful to Household Pets
People love sweets and so do many dogs. In fact, some dogs love their family's sweet treats and sneak bites of it when the humans aren't looking. You or your children probably also share goodies with your family pet. Many sweets are made with the substance called xylitol. Xylitol is used to manufactureRead more
The Truth behind K-9's and Chocolate
We have all heard people say things such as "Don't give your dog chocolate, it will kill him!" or "Even a small amount of chocolate will kill a dog." Fortunately for all cabinet opening dogs out there, the truth to the chocolate rumors lies somewhere between the chilling truth in the refrigerator andRead more