Animal Health Archives

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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