Raw is the pinnacle of pet nutrition. The ideal diet for an individual dog or cat is the one that produces the best long-term results. A pet’s diet should be balanced in calories, protein and other nutrients to maintain an optimum condition, rather than conform to some standard that doesn’t apply to … [Read more...] about Studying the Science of Raw
Over the years, I have worked for several horse trainers. Each barn had its own program in regard to training, routines and, of course, feed. Some trainers had their horses on schedules of feeding that entailed only forage (grass hay, alfalfa or a mixture of both) in the mornings and evenings, with … [Read more...] about Horses, ‘Hot’ Feeds, Misconceptions
When you think of a dog toy, what comes to mind? Is it a tennis ball, a squeaky toy shaped like some other animal, or a simple rope? There is no doubt that pet retailers have plenty of options. In my experience, it doesn’t take much to entertain my dog – a football with a squeaker in the middle … [Read more...] about Animal Enrichment: Rethinking Pet Toys
We are all likely familiar with the saying “Enjoy the little things.” Olsen’s Grain employee Michelle Whan is no stranger to the fact that good things come in small packages – namely, her miniature horses. Whan has been involved with miniature horses for a very long time and shared some of the … [Read more...] about Miniature But Mighty
The weather is getting better, and any excuse to sit outside and enjoy this spring warmth is probably welcome. Northern Arizona is full of beautiful scenery and sites for adventure, but you can enjoy one of Arizona’s beautiful sights in your very own yard: wild birds! How familiar are you with … [Read more...] about Attracting Wild Birds to Your Yard
Are you one of the many horse owners who worries about your horse lacking hydration during the winter months? Keeping your horse hydrated is crucial, especially during the cold spells that can make drinking uncomfortable and unappealing to your equine pals. Not drinking enough can lead to serious … [Read more...] about Does Your Horse Have a Drinking Problem?
Dry skin in pets is especially common in winter months. When the humidity levels outside are low and the weather is cold and dry, the moisture in the skin evaporates more quickly. You may find your pet’s coat will feel dry and its skin may feel tight and even flaky. In fact, their skin can lose 25% … [Read more...] about Protecting Dogs from Dry Winter Skin