Animal Health Archives

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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Determining Your Dog’s Dietary Needs

Determining Your Dog’s Dietary Needs

  When you’re a dog owner, you tend to stop by the pet aisle and peruse the toys, treats, and training items. You also start noticing the slight differences found in today’s dog food options. While food trends come and go, finding the right chow for your canine starts with a few key choices, including […]

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Country Companion Feed

Products We Love: Country Companion®

  When it comes to a proper balance of nutrients and health, Country Companion® has what your animals need. And Coastal is your one-stop destination to find these special feeds for your whole flock, rabbits, senior horse, pigs, sows, cattle, and goats. All Flock This feed includes a multi-purpose, nutritious formula that’s perfect for your […]

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How to Keep your Pet's Teeth Clean

How to Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Clean

  According to the experts, just over 80% of American adults brush their teeth at least once per day. In contrast, 80% of all pets have some form of severe gum disease by the time they reach three years of age. Luckily, February is National Pet Dental Health Month, which makes this the perfect excuse […]

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Cattle Vaccinations

Vaccinating Your Cattle

    Vaccinating is an important part of owning cattle. From choosing the right vaccinations for your herd and working with a veterinarian, to proper storage and disposal, we’ve put together a quick look at the vaccines you should have on hand, when to work with a vet, and how vaccines work to improve the […]

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Senior Horse Care

Caring for Your Aging Equine

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  With all of the advances in veterinary care, feed, and medicine, horses are living longer, more productive lives. It’s a good thing. But with those extra years, horse owners do have some extra work. Here are some quick bits of advice if you find yourself caring for an older horse. Exercise is Important Keep […]

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Keeping Pets Warm

Keeping Outdoor Pets Warm in the Winter

  Autumn will soon turn to winter. That’s when the Northwest goes from cold, wet, windy, and snowy to even colder, wetter, windier, and snowier. It’s easy to warm up when you have a wood stove pumping out some heat, but for your pets and horses, winter can be a trying time. Here are a […]

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Chicken Molting

What to Expect When Your Chickens Molt

  As fall weather makes an abrupt appearance and trees start to lose their leaves, chickens will start doing the same with their feathers. This natural occurrence is called molting. While it happens every fall for chickens 18 months and older, it can catch new chicken owners by surprise. Here’s what you can do to […]

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