Animal Health Archives

Lawn Spots

Fixing Spots on Your Lawn

  It’s easy to love your dog. But what isn’t as easy is loving what your dog can do to your lawn. If you’ve ever seen brown or discolored spots on your grass, It’s likely from canine urine. While it’s not the end of the world, there are some things you can do to curb […]

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Avoiding Summer Pet Health Problems

Pet Health: Avoiding Summertime Hazards

  Enjoying the great outdoors with your family and pets is a must-do this time of year. To keep everyone happy and healthy, including Fido, we’ve compiled some summer pet health hazards and ways to avoid them. Update Vaccinations Most veterinarians urge dog owners to have their dogs fully vaccinated before camping, hiking, or spending […]

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Xylitol and Dogs

Protecting Your Pooch from Xylitol

  Dogs are wonderful creatures. They protect, love unconditionally, and will do just about anything for a yummy treat. However, with several brands of peanut butter now containing xylitol, those treats could poison your dog and cause severe liver damage. Here’s what to look for and how to keep xylitol out of your dog’s diet. […]

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Making Money with Goats

Four Ways to Make Money with Goats

  Back when Emily Ruckert began raising sheep, she didn’t have any plans to raise goats as well. It just happened. Today, she cares for a small pack of goats that, as she puts it, take up a fair share of her time and money. When it comes to making a profit with goats, there […]

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Using Goats for Brush and Plant Control

  Goats are wondrous creatures. These bleating-when-their-hungry critters are great for milk and meat, but they’re even better at clearing away unwanted vegetation from pastures and other areas. Whether you hire a herd or you have your own, here are some ways goats can be used to remove blackberries and other invasive plants from your [...]
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Beginner's Guide to Goats

Beginner’s Guide to Goats

If you own several acres of land, or even if you’re the proud owner of something smaller, the idea of raising a few goats for meat, milk, or to add some personality to your pasture, may have crossed your mind. Here are a few things to consider as you get started with goats Choosing the […]

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What to Know Before you Get a Goat

What to Know Before You Get a Goat

Goats have long been a part of the American farming tradition. While goats are great for milk, meat, and clearing acres of brush and weeds, they do have their challenges. We chatted with a Northwest livestock expert about her goats and what you should expect if you plan to add a goat or two (or […]

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Lesson Learned in Raising Pigs

10 Thing to Know Before You Try Raising Pigs

  Raising pigs can be a wonderful experience for everyone in the family. From 4-H projects to filling your freezer, there are plenty of benefits that come along with feeding and caring for hogs on your property. However, as with any livestock, pigs require some work and planning. In the past few weeks we’ve covered […]

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What to Know About Raising Pigs for Meat

What to Know About Raising Pigs for Meat

  Raising your own livestock for food is an incredible experience. It’s one of the many reasons so many folks live the country lifestyle. Whether you live on a farm, ranch, or suburban homestead where hogs are allowed, raising your own pigs can be great for the kids, teach you a thing or two about […]

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Getting Started with Pigs

Getting Started Raising Pigs

  The idea of raising your own pigs can seem downright enjoyable. With some daily work, a sturdy fence, shelter from the elements, and a lot of food and water, you too can raise pigs. Before you go out and buy a couple of hogs and dream of saving money on the meat, there are […]

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Wildology Superlife PRO Dog & Cat Food

Products We Love: Wildology Superlife PRO Dog & Cat Food

  Country folk understand that pet healthiness starts with proper nutrition and pure ingredients. While it’s easy to feed your dog or cat any food out there, giving them super-premium food filled with everything they need is just as easy with WildologyTM SuperlifeTM PRO dog and cat food. This special pet food is new and […]

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Horse Leg Wraps & Bandaging

Coastal 101: Horse Leg Wraps

  Applying a leg wrap or bandage is something every horse owner eventually learns. After all, there are plenty of times that a leg wrap can be safely used to protect your horse from impacts, contaminants or infection, help reduce swelling from exercise or injury, or as a way to support tendons and ligaments from […]

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Coastal 101: Properly Fitting Your Horse for Blanketing

Coastal 101: Properly Fitting Your Horse for Blanketing

Today, Coastal equine specialist Miranda Dickson shows us how to properly size your horse for blanketing, including how to measure your horse for a proper fit, as well as how to buckle and put the blanket on properly. All you’ll need to fit your own horse is some twine, a measuring tape, and a friend. […]

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Cosatal 101: Hoof Health with Horse Guard

Coastal 101: Hoof Health with Horse Guard

Join us for today’s Coastal 101 where Horse GuardTM founder, nutritionist and CEO Del Johnson discusses hoof health. He’ll be covering some of the basics that play a big role in hoof health, including nutrition, professional help, maintenance, and environment. Looking for information about cleaning your horse’s hooves? Check out these farrier tips on Cleaning […]

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Coastal 101: Growing a great mane & tail

Coastal 101: Grow & Maintain a Beautiful Mane and Tail

In Today’s Coastal 101, Dr. Kelsey Nonella, Ph. D., shares some tips on growing and maintaining a beautiful mane and tail on your horse. That includes information about washing and maintaining the tail, as well as the advantages of adding biotin, zinc, and methionine to your equine’s diet with the help of Horse GuardTM.   […]

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Supplier Feature: Horse Guard

Coastal Supplier Spotlight: Horse Guard

At Coastal, we’re proud to carry products that benefit livestock, pets, and people. Horse Guard is one of those companies, creating industry-first selenium supplements for horses, complete supplements for hoof health, and the first to offer a weight gain product. Today, founder, nutritionist and CEO Del Johnson and his daughter Ty Johnson tell us a […]

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Integrating Chickens

Adding New Chickens to Your Flock

  Caring for your chickens is relatively simple once your hens are established. However, there will come a time when you need to add new chickens to your collection, whether you’re growing or replacing members of your brood. Before you add to your flock, check out these suggestions from your chicken experts at Coastal. Go […]

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Coastal 101: How to Get Started with Chickens

Interested in adding chickens to your country lifestyle? Amy Dannis with the Coastal Animal Health Department has all the info you need to get started, including feed and feeders, waterers and electrolyte supplements, how to choose the right heat source for your chicks, and how to keep them safe from predators.     Just What […]

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Integrating a Shelter Pet

Quick Tips to Adding a Shelter Pet to Your Home

  There are millions of dogs in U.S. animal shelters hoping to be adopted. However, over 3-million of those adoptable pets are euthanized every year. When you adopt a shelter animal, you could be saving their life. But there are a few tricks to properly integrating a new dog into your happy home. Prepare Your […]

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Should You Get a Rooster?

Should You Get a Rooster?

  When you own chickens, caring for them and collecting the eggs is just the beginning. Eventually, you’ll consider a bigger and better coop, fenced area to let them wander, and whether or not to get a rooster. Should you get one? We’ve compiled some of the best reasons for and against introducing a rooster […]

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