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Monday, May 14, 2018

Molly our #FlemishGiantRabbit and #TICK Problem

Over the course of Winter, two of our Lionhead doe rabbits  got  pregnant because  I had to put them inside and the   Bucks  somehow snuck inside their   space and voila, we had 5 additional  rabbits.  So while I am busy looking for  some  people  who can take some of these rabbits, my husband came home with  another one.  He said that he could not say No to this Flemish Giant.  So now we have 9 lionheads and one fleming giant rabbits, it's crazy.    We are being overrun by rabbits here folks!
Her former owner  named her Darla but we decided to  change her name to Molly.  She used to live in a farm but  the owner is going back to school so she could no longer care for her.
I was against it at first but now I changed my mind.  She is actually  a pretty chill bunny.  I found out that the  bigger the size of the bunny, the more calm and relax they are.  That's how Molly is, while the lionheads are busy running around in the yard, she is just  on the yard laying on the grass. 
My kids are crazy about her, she love being pet.  I was worried that  she might have  ticks when she first came so I  looked  and inspected her on the first day and did not find any.  The next day though, I found one  latched onto her  eyelid so we immediately  removed it with tweezer and killed the tick.  Then the same day we found one  on our Jack Russell Terrier as well.  Ugh, now I am panicking about ticks, I am kind of paranoid everytime I go outside.   
So far, those are the  last two ticks we found.  According to the news, ticks will be heavy this year.  We are buying a tick collar for our dogs
It said that there are plants that can help deter ticks such as garlic, mint, rosemary, rue, wormwood, fleabane daisy, chrysanthemums and pennyroyal.  Glad we have so many mints where the  rabbit  house is.   
There is also a plant that it is a magnet to ticks which if you have it in your yard, you might want to   think about  removing it.  I used to have it at our old house but thank goodness, we don't have it here in our new home.  The plant is called Japanese   barberry, it's a thorny   and invasive plant.  It's gorgeous though when it blooms  especially when the fruits are out during winter but yes, it is  believed to be a tick magnet.  There's a lot of it  in the woods so if you are wandering in the wooded area and see  Japanese barberry, be very aware of ticks.
Anyway, despite of tick   scare,  my kids can't  stay away from Molly, she is really a darling.  I decided to put her  in a  house rabbit for now because my  vegetable garden is just starting to grow  and  I did not want her   eating the new plants.  
Molly weighs around 15 pounds, she is heavy!  The former owner said that she is 6 years old and had 8 kits.
She love  mowing the grass.  Now that she is inside the rabbits house, I cut fresh grass and  give it to her  every morning.  She also love  carrots.  We stop buying  lettuce for now because of the  bacteria outbreak recently.  I  planted some lettuce and still waiting for them to get thick, maybe I can give them some when it's ready to harvest.  
Molly's droppings are huge compared to the lionhead bunnies.  I used the rabbits droppings  as fertilizer in the garden.  
 I like it that she is not scared of the dogs.  The former owner said that she's used to being around dogs in the farm.
We used the other side of our yard to  put the rabbit house.  The kids call it the BunnyLand.  We put together all the female in one house, the new one that we just built.  Female rabbits can  get along well but the males are needed to be  separated because they fight with each other.
We  tried to sell  our lionhead bunnies to a local pet store here but  they said nobody wants lionheads, bohooo.  I don't know why because they are so adorable.  It's true that they  are a lot of work but then again every pet  is a lot of work so I don't see why.  For now, I am looking for some who would adopt some of them, we had so many already!

Taking the Best Care of Your Equine Sporting Investment

Racehorses are valuable creatures that can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.  They also are a valuable source of income for the people who own them.  It only makes sense that horse owners want to take the best care of these investments. 

Just like any other animal, these horses can succumb to illnesses and injuries.  You can shop online for feed, grooming materials, and racehorse supplements that will keep your horses in good condition and safe from factors that can injure or kill them.


First Aid Supplies

Racehorses can withstand a lot of wear and tear on their hooves, backs, and limbs.  However, at some point, they may suffer an injury that can stop them in their tracks.  Everything from strained muscles to bone spurs can make running, trotting, and even walking difficult for the healthiest of horses.  They need time to rest and recuperate before they can go back out on the track again.

However, as the owner, you may not be able to afford to allow the horse to rest for very long.  You need to get it back into racing condition so you can safeguard your income.  The website sells horse first aid supplies that you can use on your horse.  The supplies address common injuries like strains and sprains.  Your horse may feel better in a short amount of time and be able to go back out on the track.


Supplements

Also like any other creature, racehorses need good nutrition if they are to remain in top racing condition.  They cannot be allowed to fall short on nutrients like calcium, iron, and protein.

Along with feeding your horse a healthy diet, you also can make sure it gets the nutrients it needs by adding supplements to its meals.  The supplements are like vitamins that add important minerals and nutrients to its daily intake.  Your horse may stay in the best of health thanks to the daily supplements you give it.


Keeping your racehorse in the best condition possible is a big responsibility for a racehorse owner.  You can find supplements and supplies on the website.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Care For Your Cat

If you're like many pet owners, then your pets are a part of the family. Unfortunately, there might be times when your pets get sick or injured. Many veterinarians will perform procedures on animals just like a doctor would on a person, giving pets like cats a chance to live for months or years longer. 

A common cat surgery that is often elective involves the reproductive system. Male cats can get neutered while females can get spayed so that they don't reproduce, decreasing the number of unwanted cats in the population. These surgeries usually don't result in any long-term side effects, and the cat can often go home later in the day after surgery. Another common surgery for cats is tooth extraction. Sometimes, cats tend to try to eat foods that are too hard or chew on furnishings that are too hard for them, breaking off the teeth in the mouth. For most cats, they only need one or two teeth pulled. When cats are older, the teeth sometimes deteriorate, which means that they can easily break. Extraction is an option to consider so that the cat is comfortable while eating soft foods. 

Sometimes, cats develop abscesses and other masses on the skin. These need to be removed as soon as possible as they can quickly turn into cancer. Some masses are benign and don't need further treatment, but some masses are cancerous. If the veterinarian discovers a cancerous mass, then medications can be given and the area around the mass can be removed as well to prevent cancer from spreading. Other common surgeries that are performed on cats include the removal of bladder stones and treating other issues with the bladder as cats often get kidney and urinary tract infections. When you begin searching for a veterinarian for your cat, examine the references as well as the facility before making a final decision. 

Monday, April 30, 2018

4 Ways to Save Money When Buying Pet Meds

Buying long-term pet medications can be really expensive, but are often necessary to treat certain health conditions in dogs. While medical care for dogs is increasingly becoming more and more expensive, loving pet parents are desperately looking for ways to cut the cost. To make matters worse, most pet insurance (if you have one) doesn’t cover the cost of OTC drugs. For reference, the pet medication industry has grown 12% last year and is now valued at $9 billion. All of this growth is fueled by hiked prices and the popularization of online pet pharmacies.

Don’t Assume That Your Vet Gives You the Best Prices:

Most consumers buy pet medications from the vet’s office. While it’s convenient to buy the medications as soon as they are prescribed, this approach often proves to be far more expensive than others. A lot of vets charge the printed price giving no discounts whatsoever. Some vets try and justify the steep price by saying they sell “genuine” and “branded” pet medication. The thing is, you can get discounts on pet meds online and reputed online pet pharmacies sell nothing but authentic products. The notion that online pharmacies are able to give discounts because they sell fake products is a myth. However, to be sure, buy pet meds from VIPPS and BBB accredited online pet stores.



Join a Membership Plan to Get Wholesale Prices:


Online pet supplies stores reward you for repeat business. A lot of them offer annual membership packages that guarantee you regular savings. If you have multiple pets at home, a single membership package that gives you about 20% extra savings can save you hundreds of dollars every year. However, keep in mind that membership packages only makes sense for pet parents who need to buy a significant amount of medication every month. With vets recommending regular spot-on treatments for fleas and ticks and pet meds for preventing intestinal worms and heartworms, most pet parents fit the bill.



Don’t Forget Those Coupon Codes: 


Does your vet give you discount coupons when you buy pet meds? Most likely, not. Large pet care websites have dedicated pages for coupons and offers. Redeeming these coupons give you an extra discount and they are often as significant as 20 to 30% on the total bill value.

Buy in Bulk: 

The cost of a single dosage of spot-on treatment for fleas and ticks is always cheaper when you buy in bulk. The same goes for a lot of other pet meds. If you know it’s going to be used, it makes much more sense to buy the value pack. Here’s an example, when you buy the 3 month’s supply of NexGard, a popular flea and tick medication, it costs you about $71.89, that’s almost $24 per monthly dose. However, if you buy the 12 month pack it costs you $274.29, which saves you more than a dollar per dose. That’s just considering the product was sold at retail price. Most online pet pharmacies reward customers with more discounts when they shop in bulk. Buying the value pack also makes sense when buying daily supplements and long-term medications. Buying in bulk also saves you the trouble of ordering pet meds frequently.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Blanca: Our White Rabbit

Our  doe rabbit, Pippin always has  white  kit when  she gives birth but it never survive.  This winter, she had quite a few  and only the white one survive.  We're very excited because we thought that having a white one would be pretty and special.  We named her Blanca.  She is handful and love  just about anything that we give her especially sweets.
 Over the winter, we  took the bunnies inside and  the male  got inside the female's quarter so as expected, the two females got pregnant and kindles some kits.  
 Pippin is very protective of Blanca.  We let them run around upstairs with a long and big box but when they hear the footsteps of the dogs, Pippin immediately run and  hover over her  baby.
 Blanca gets excited when let the kits run around in her turf.  Her Mom, weaned her early because for some odd reason, she got pregnant again.  I don't even know how it happened because  we separated her from the buck when she   kindled Blanca but  few weeks after she had Blanca, she was ready to pop out again.  
 The two small ones are the kits of Blanca's sister Lilo.  She had  two kits over the winter.  We are getting overrun by rabbit now that it's spring.  I told my husband, he will have to build another  hutch for the new batch if we  can't get rid of them.  
 We were going to sell them at Rural King but they have now rules that we should have  a certificate from the  veterinarian so I don't know what we are going to do with all these bunnies.  We now have 9 of them!
These Netherland Dwarfs are so cute.  When you look at the black ones, they looks like they are wearing bow tie.  

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