Animal Health

Barn Cats

Adding a Feline to Your Farm

  Over the past few weeks, we’ve been looking at life with outdoor and indoor feline friends as part of cat month at Coastal. This week, we’re talking about one of the hardest-working, yet lowest maintenance members of any farm family: the barn cat. Why Barn Cats are Cool When you have a farm, ranch, […]

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Entertaining Your Tabby

  Being as September is cat month, everyone at Coastal has been sharing tips on how to keep cats healthy, happy and comfortable. This week, we’re covering the categories of toys to keep your feline occupied and less interested in clawing your couch. Don’t Forget the Basics Your cat needs some essential basics such as […]

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Tips for a Healthy Feline

Tips for a Healthy Feline

  This September, we’re celebrating cat month with expert tips on caring for and enjoying time with your cat. This week, we’ll share healthcare tips along with some of the more common medical conditions to watch for in your indoor or outdoor tabby. Feline Lower Urinary Tract Diseases are Common If you or anyone you […]

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Keeping Chickens Laying Eggs in the Heat

Keeping Chickens Laying Eggs in the Heat

  Chickens are resilient creatures, easily withstanding some very cold climates. But one thing they don’t like is heat and humidity. To help keep your chickens happy and those eggs coming, we’ve put together some telltale signs and fixes for hen heat exhaustion. When is it too Hot? Anytime the humidity is above 50% and […]

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Pets and Fertilizer

Keeping Pets Safe when You Fertilize

  We all want a lush green lawn, bountiful garden, and blooming flowerbeds. But we also want healthy pets. Here’s what you need to know about fertilizing, and when it’s safe for your pets to go back into the yard. What is Fertilizer There are some basic ingredients in most bags of fertilizer. These include […]

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Pet Releaf

Coastal Featured Product: Pet Releaf

Pets and people experience all sorts of aches, pains, and anxiety. For people, there are doctors and prescriptions. Now your pet has a remedy too. It’s called Pet Releaf, and it’s available at every Coastal Location. Pet’s Deserve Relief Created with a mission to provide truly healthy products for pets, Pet Releaf uses the highest-quality [...]
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Skunk Spray Remedies

Skunk Spray Remedies

  Living the country lifestyle means interacting with all manners of nature. That includes skunks. If your canine gets sprayed by the cute yet stinky mammal, there are a few remedies you can try to remove that caustic odor. What is Skunk Spray Essentially, it’s a chemical sprayed from two glands positioned on either side […]

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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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