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Four naturally calming herbs for dogs
Feb 08

Four naturally calming herbs for dogs

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Anxious, nervy or excitable dog? Using herbal remedies to calm your dog is a non-addictive and cost-effective way for treating symptoms of anxiety.

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How to treat horse mood swings naturally
Jan 23

How to treat horse mood swings naturally

Posted by theresa brady on

Just like humans, horses have their fair share of mood swings. Some days they are affectionate and eager to trek, and other days they wake up with their ears pinned, grinding their teeth. Several biological and environmental elements can cause a horse to have mood swings and there are multiple factors to consider. Looking for patterns of disruption around specific activities, times of day, or social interactions may help you course-correct and get your horse mood swings in control. Whatever the cause, fortunately, there are natural aids to placate those highs and lows. Nature has provided us with a wealth...

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Echinacea: an aid on fighting infections in horses
Dec 15

Echinacea: an aid on fighting infections in horses

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Keeping the equine immune system healthy to help the horse fight off infection and disease is one particular area where herbal remedies, such as the Echinacea flowers, leaf and root have generated a lot of interest and support. The Echinacea is a plant endemic in North America, with purple or white flowers, which grows to approximately 3 feet tall. It is also known as coneflower for its conic-shaped flowers that make it a favorite ornamental plant and has been used for centuries for humans as a treatment for colds, flu, and general infections. The subject of more than 350 scientific...

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Four Types of Horse Allergic Reactions
Nov 07

Four Types of Horse Allergic Reactions

Posted by Rhonda Grice for Brookby Herbs on

Four Types of Horse Allergic Reactions Horse allergies are almost as common as human allergies and can be broken down into four categories.  With horses, it’s not always just a quick fix of giving them some antihistamines.  There is more you can do to help them feel comfortable and even prevent some of the horse allergic reactions by increasing their immune system beforehand. What Are the Four Types of Horse Allergic Reactions? Insect Bites are the most common of horse allergic reactions. Allergies from Culicoidges, known as the “Sweet Itch” is one of the main ones.  It causes problems like...

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Raising Miniature Horses
Oct 27

Raising Miniature Horses

Posted by Rhonda Grice for Brookby Herbs on

Raising Miniature Horses When people think of horses, they don’t usually think of miniature horses. However, the demand for them is certainly increasing.  One reason for the demand is they are soothing to have around children or individuals with handicaps, and they are easier to handle than grown horses for many people.  Most people raise miniature horses for show. While a miniature horse can be ridden if the person riding is less than 70 pounds, it’s not recommended.  There are risk increases due to the size of the animal and possibly rider experience. Interesting Facts about Miniature Horses They are...

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Kidney Failure in Dogs
Oct 18

Kidney Failure in Dogs

Posted by Rhonda Grice for Brookby Herbs on

Kidney Failure in Dogs   Kidney failure in dogs is more common than you may think and while it usually happens in older dogs, it can also happen is puppies and young dogs.  Renal failure can be a huge problem and knowing the signs and causes may help keep your dog on a healthy path. As dogs mature the kidneys are sometimes the first organ to wear out, and there are some things you can do to slow down or stop these processes which are easy and organic. Three Things the Kidneys are Responsible For Processing wastes like excess protein and...

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