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Pet Logic Named Favorite Book On Huffington Post

Pet Logic On Huffington Post
Favorite Books for Animal Lovers of All Age

​In the wake of February 14th with all those pictures of bouquets and hearts plastered on social media, I had the distinct feeling that February may be the biggest month for SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) not because of the lack of sunlight but maybe (?!) just maybe because of St. Valentine's Day? More on Huffington Post ... read more
 

She Takes My Breath Away...

My horse Shana often takes my breath away.

She is so smart, so sensitive, so tuned-in and expressive.

Shana keeps me on my toes.

She is the energy balancer of our herd and always tells me when things are out of balance. ... read more

 

Tuning In

mindful connections donkeyJust about a year ago, my then eight year old Arabian Shana stopped talking to me. She ran by me when it was time to come in for dinner, she didn’t greet me when I ... read more

 

Be Prepared

We started Shana on a round of antibiotics to fight the Lyme disease that’s cruising through her body.

I am administering it through a syringe. A fat syringe that is usually filled with 35-40 cc's of liquid.

If you have ever given an oral medication or de-wormer to a horse, you probably know ... read more

 

Learned Something New

On Sunday I learned that laminitis can be a secondary illness to Lyme disease.

Three days ago, my mare Shana – who had just recovered from a two year long struggle with laminits – seemed sore, the afternoon of the next day she had a hard time moving her hind leg forward.

I tripled her daily dose of her anti-inflammatory supplement, intuited a few essential oils and rubbed them into her croup, hamstrings and dock of the tail, and watched if she was getting worse. ... read more

 

Unexpected Connections

Whenever we show our farm to prospective buyers, it is all always fascinating to observe how our animals respond to the visiting people.  Occasionally the cats are nowhere to be seen and the horses keep to themselves grazing, or napping somewhere in the pastures.

Most of them time though they interact.... read more

 
Nicole Birkholzer