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Adopting an older dog can bring a lot of joy to your life.

When you bring an older dog into your family, you're giving a gift not just to the pup but also to yourself. You're also committing to caring for a senior dog through all of life's ups and downs. When you consider adopting an older dog, it's a good idea to look at all the pros and cons first.

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Comments | Posted in Dogs By Stephanie Dube Dwilson

Bringing Home a Second Dog

6/5/2020 4:33 PM

Sometimes your new dog will become best friends with your second dog.

Bringing home a second dog is an exciting decision for both you and your new furry best friend. There's some preparation you need to do to make sure you and your other dog are ready for the big change, such as making sure their personalities match and having a meet-up before move-in day. Here's how to prepare the perfect homecoming for your second dog.

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Comments | Posted in Dogs By Stephanie Dube Dwilson
Bringing home a rescue dog brings a lot of joy to your life.

Bringing home a rescue dog? No doubt, you want advice on how best to help your new pup feel safe, secure, and happy. Dog-proofing your house, providing a safe space to get away, and putting aside lots of time to play can help. The adjustment period may take some time, but with a little preparation, you can ensure everything goes smoothly and peacefully.

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Comments | Posted in Dogs By Stephanie Dube Dwilson
With careful preparation and some improvisation, we now have the best chicken set up for our family.

We stress-bought eight tiny chicks before the COVID-19 egg shortage. We thought we'd have more time at home to raise them, and they would solve our egg shortage long term. We found online resources on how to raise backyard chickens that broke down the process step-by-step and helped us plan how much time and effort was needed to raise chickens quite easily.

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Comments | Posted in Farm By Elena Remus
White Longhorn Rooster

Just like cats, dogs, and other domesticated animals, chickens come in a variety of breeds that have been selectively developed over time to produce specific traits. The result is that some chicken breeds are better suited to certain tasks than others. If you're looking for a chicken breed that will excel at egg production, then you're in luck! Here are 10 of the best chicken breeds for producing eggs.

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Comments | Posted in Farm By Samantha Johnson

When Do Puppies Start Walking?

5/15/2020 7:42 AM

Puppies start walking around three to four weeks of age.

Puppies aren't born with the ability to walk. Like human babies, newborn puppies are quite fragile. But just when do puppies start walking? While human babies don't start walking until they're nine to 18 months old, puppies start walking much sooner, around three to four weeks old. It won't be long after that before they're playing, chasing, and just acting adorable all the time.

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Comments | Posted in Dogs By Stephanie Dube Dwilson
Moving across the country with your cat doesn't have to be so daunting.

Moving with cats across the country isn't easy, but you can do a lot to make it less stressful for both you and your precious little fur babies. Cats, like most people, don't like change. They may feel pretty stressed when their lives are turned upside down. By keeping familiar scents around them, giving them safe and comfy carriers to travel in, and packing all the necessities ahead of time, you and your cats can weather the journey successfully.

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Comments | Posted in Cats By Stephanie Dube Dwilson
Your outdoor cat can be a happy kitty at your new home if you relocate him carefully.

Moving can be stressful for both you and your pets. But when you have an outdoor cat, the situation is especially unique. If you're moving an outdoor cat to a new home, there are a few things you can do to help him slowly acclimate to his carrier and his new surroundings. Relocating with an outdoor cat doesn't have to be difficult if you follow these steps.

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Comments | Posted in Cats By Stephanie Dube Dwilson
Four factors influence a hen's egg-laying abilities.

How often do chickens lay eggs? You might have a mental image of a hen sitting on a bunch of eggs, but does she lay them all on the same day? And does a hen produce eggs consistently all year long?

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Comments | Posted in Farm By Samantha Johnson

We Stress Bought Baby Chicks

4/16/2020 4:10 AM

Baby chicks under a K&H Thermo-Poultry Brooder.

We stared at shelves labeled with egg price tags but no eggs. Eggs are an essential food for many people, and now there weren't any available since the COVID-19 social-distancing advice began. The day before the shelter-in-place became a requirement, my husband and I ordered six chicks. My thinking? “If we're stuck at home for weeks or even months, we should work on growing a potential food source."

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Comments | Posted in Farm By Elena Remus
Young girl surrounded by chickens in front of chicken coop.

Perhaps you're about to start raising chickens, and you've decided to save some money by building your chicken coop. Maybe you've had chickens in the past, but now you're ready to build the coop you've always wanted. Either way, you have great options! Check out these ideas and consider a few points while planning the coop of your dreams.

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Comments | Posted in Farm By Samantha Johnson

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