Beautiful Texas Hiking Weather: What to Know About Hiking with Your Dog

Dog HikingThe majority of dogs, regardless of size, make great companions on a hike—if they are physically fit for the level of hiking that you plan to do, if they are obedient, if they are socialized among people and other dogs, and if the weather is not too hot. These are important ifs to keep in mind. Simply put, hiking with dogs takes more thought and preparation than simply starting up a trail. If you are considering taking your four-legged friend on a hike, here are a few things to keep in mind that will keep you, your dog and other hikers happier and the environment healthier, starting with determining whether you should even put your dog in the car.

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2017 is the Year of the Rooster: What We Can Tell You About Chickens as Pets

RoostersChickens are great, comical creatures that have been domesticated for thousands of years. Keeping backyard chickens was common 100 years ago, but in the 1950s the advent of factory farming and inexpensive store-bought eggs led to a decline in its popularity. However, recently there has been a resurgence of interest in keeping one’s own chickens, both for pleasure of fresh eggs and for the entertainment pet chickens offer. All domesticated chickens belong to the same species, Gallus gallus. There are hundreds of different breeds within this species. However, all chickens have the same basic requirements to remain health: a good quality diet, a clean environment and protection from the elements and predators.

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How to Maintain Long Pet Hair

yorkshire-terrier-171701_960_720If you have a pet, you know how frustrating hair can be, especially during the winter months where it needs to be kept long to keep your furry friend warm. However, keeping the fur off clothing, furniture and the floor can be a never-ending battle. Here are a few tips to maintaining your pet’s long hair.

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