Volume 1 Issue 7 - 1999
How Aromatherapy Can Aid in Weaning
By Wendy Hopkin
To see a young foal running alongside your mare is possibly the most endearing sight in the horse world. The mare-foal relationship is a wonder of nature to anyone who has ever had the chance to witness it. Unfortunately, in captivity, this relationship cannot go on forever. Eventually, the time comes to wean the foal. Frequently, this is a traumatic event for all involved. Aromatherapy can help to ease this process.
Proper Nutrition Makes For A Healthier Pet
With all that pet owners and doctors can do to prevent and treat illness in dogs and cats, we often overlook the importance of nutrition. Yet we feed our pets at least once, if not more often, each day. Have you ever thought about what is contained in the food you put in your pet's bowl each day? Is it possible that your pet's diet might be doing more harm than good? Do you really know what your pet ate for dinner last night?
Licking Colic with Homeopathy - Eight Helpful Remedies
As you walk by the window, you are halted in your tracks. Out in the pasture, your horse is pawing the ground. He drops. he rolls. your heart skips a beat. He gets up energetically, shakes off, and walks on. Phew. He just wanted to scratch his back or get rid of a pesky fly.
But what if he had dropped to the ground and lay there, staring uncomfortably at his flanks? What if he had started kicking at his belly, thrown himself to the ground, then rolled and thrashed? Such are some of the warning signs for colic. The horse prone to colic keeps his owner in suspense and wary of his every move. The tell-tale signs are burned into the memory from past emergencies. The veterinarian's number is plastered everywhere.
Shancee visits with a new friend, Ginger, at Best Friends.
Credit: Photo by Jana de Peyer
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is the nation's largest no-kill refuge for abused and abandoned animals. Best Friends is home to never fewer than 1,800 cats, dogs, horses, rabbits and other wonderful creatures.
Visit Best Friends Animal Sanctuary on the web at www.bestfriends.org
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Kanab, Utah 84741-5001