Animal Health Archives

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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Horses Heat & Humidity

Caring for Your Horse in the Heat

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Excessive heat conditions come and go all summer long, especially here in the Northwest. But for your horse, even normal summertime temperatures can cause heat-related stress and other issues. In today’s Coastal Urban Farmer’s Almanac, we’ll take a look at signs of heat stress, how to avoid it, and what to do if your […]

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Traveling with Your Pets

  At one time, traveling with your dog meant putting them in the back seat or truck bed. Nobody thought twice about it. Certainly, nobody ever worried about travel anxiety and animal car sickness either. Fast forward a few decades, and laws around traveling with your pets have been written to protect animals as well […]

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Preventing Ticks

Coastal Tip: Spotting, Removing, and Preventing Ticks

  Fleas and ticks are everywhere this time of year. The chances of your dog coming across one of these pests and potential disease carriers become all-the-more likely with every camping trip or venture into your acreage. Here are a few tips on how to spot, remove, and defend yourself and your pet from ticks […]

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Livestock

When to Euthanize Livestock & What to Do with their Remains

  Nobody wants to see an animal suffer, whether it’s a cow, horse, goat, dog, or cat. Livestock owners grapple with this dilemma all the time, especially when an animal reaches a certain age, gets injured, or comes down with a disease. While it’s never an easy thing to face, euthanizing can often be the […]

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Horse Feed Comparison

Choosing the Right Feed for Your Horse’s Needs

  Horse owners everywhere know how time-consuming it can be to pick the right feed. With so many to choose from, including those that offer low carbs or the ideal mixture of fat, protein, fiber, and nutrients, it can seem complicated and overwhelming. That’s why many horse owners often switch feeds or end up mixing […]

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Horse Body Conditioning

Body Condition Scoring for Your Horse’s Health

  Horses live a pretty charmed life nowadays. Unlike their ancestors, today’s equine rarely works from dusk till dawn pulling plows, carrying cowboys, or roaming the range. While that life of leisure and the occasional endurance ride through beautiful countryside might be nice, it can add up to health issues if a horse’s weight is […]

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Laser Therapy for Dogs

Canine Corner: Auggie’s After Surgery Care

  When the cute canine August West (Auggie) suffered CrCL (cranial cruciate ligament) tears in his hind legs, his family quickly took him to the vet. Dr. Sherri Morris with Plateau Veterinary Hospital & Orthopedic Center in Bend, Oregon suggested Modified Maquet Procedure (MMP) surgery. The technique involves cutting bones and implanting titanium foam to […]

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ACL Surgery for Dogs

Canine Corner: Auggie’s ACL Surgery

The Trials & Tribulations of Raising August West

August West (Auggie) was still very young when the Berning family noticed his limping. At first, it was just one of his hind legs. Then the pain and immobility doubled, affecting both legs. After a visit with Dr. Sherri Morris with Plateau Veterinary Hospital & Orthopedic Center in Bend, Oregon, it became clear that Auggie […]

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Horse Worming

The How and When of Horse Deworming

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  The arch nemesis of horse owners everywhere is the parasite. When left unchecked in your horse’s digestive tract, these freeloading organisms can cause inflammation, decrease the nutrients your horse gets from their food, and could keep your animals from their peak performance. The folks at Zoetis have some solid advice to keep your equine […]

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Products We Love: Triple Crown Horse Nutrition

  As you might expect, Triple Crown Nutrition and the legendary racing event have a few things in common. They both deal with horses, and they both consist of three elements. For the feed company, those three components include premium ingredients, revolutionary formulations, and their EquiMix® technology. Those, and the company’s love of senior horses, […]

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