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Dog Obesity – a Back to Health Checklist

It can be tough enough maintaining a healthy body weight for ourselves, so how do we cope when our pet starts showing the signs of weight gain? Understanding dog obesity – the causes, the effects and the preventative measures – can make all the difference to successfully overcoming the challenge, and having a checklist to guide you will increase your chances of success.

Foaling Season

Spring is in the air, and foaling season is here again. The arrival of a new foal can be an exciting time. What will it look like? What shall we call it? What kind of personality will it have? The eleven-month equine pregnancy gives us plenty of time to prepare for the birth, eleven months that will pass very quickly, and it’s never too early to get cracking! So what can we expect?

Don’t Vacillate – Vaccinate!

Owning a dog can be a very rewarding experience. Watching it grow physically and mentally, developing the unique bond that exists between you and your dog, and the constant companionship all add up to one of nature’s great experiences. But dog ownership confers responsibility, and regular and timely vaccinations are an important part of owning a canine. Like humans, animals are prone to illness and need protection against bacteria and viruses, some of which can cause permanent damage, or worse.

Cold Weather – Cosy Pet

We humans react to cold weather by wrapping up, heating our homes and places of work, and spending more time indoors. Our pets, with few exceptions, have the same needs as we do when the weather turns chilly. The difference with them is that they depend on us to provide the conditions to keep them warm in winter. Old, young and arthritic animals are particularly at risk at this time of year…

Rider Profile: Shane Moloney

mackey It’s taken us all summer but we finally caught up with Shane Moloney. Shane is a hard man to keep up with, he never seems to be off a pony, either warming up or competing. A super cool competitor under pressure, no competition is ever a foregone conclusion until he has jumped! A quality he exhibited recently winning a very competitve 1.10M Nutriscience/Mackey Summer Tour Final in Ballyrafter, with a third place also just for good measure.

Winter Horse Care

Winter is approaching, and caring for your horse or pony at this time of the year can be a balancing act between over-protection and neglect. Follow these top ten tips to help with overwintering, and you’re horse will come through with a spring in his step!

Horses and Halloween

Anxikalm calming supplement for horses

Horses are flight animals and anything unexpected will startle them. The response will vary greatly according to the individual horse, but reactions can be extremely dramatic and potentially dangerous for the horse or anyone close by.

Nervous Kittens

KalmAid calming supplement for catsMany cats are well-adjusted pets, and handle the challenges of day-to-day existence with little or no problems. For a significant percentage of our moggies, however, life is a continuum of stress, anxiety and fear. We can help our moggies with a little understanding and coping skills…..

Fireworks and Your Dog

KalmAId calming solution for dogsHalloween is a fun time for the family, especially the younger ones, but it can be a nightmare for our canine companions, big and small. While the sounds and lights of fireworks can create excitement for many humans, dogs, by nature, react adversely to loud noises.
Find out why, and what you can do to keep your pooch mellow…..