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Simple Steps to Holistic Health Manangement

Merriam Webster's dictionary defines "holistic" as "relating to or concerned with whole or complete systems," meaning that it encompasses both the physical and emotional well being of your animal.Holistic health emphasizes maintaining wellness, instead of treating disease.  The idea being that paying attention to what helps your animal thrive will also help prevent disease.  Instead [...]

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Joint Health Info All Dog Owners Should Know

Researchers estimate that at least one in five dogs suffers from poor joint health. Joint health affects all sizes and ages, large breeds, small breed, young and old. As dogs continue to live longer, eventually virtually all of them will experience limited mobility and other hip and/or joint health problems at some point in their lives. Fortunately, there are ways [...]

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Support Animal Relief Efforts with Two for Tails

It has been a difficult few weeks for the United States and Carribean with recent, ongoing natural disasters. From Hurricane Harvey to wildfires in the West, and now Hurricane Irma which made landfall in Florida on Sunday. Our hearts go out to the many families and animals affected by these events. In these times of need, Arenus is proud [...]

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How to Solve Behavioral Problems in Your Dog

Mick Jagger is probably not the first person to come to mind when talking dog ownership.  But the rock and roll legend (and British knight) has been known to keep a menagerie of pets, including chocolate Labrador retrievers named Bonnie and Clyde.  What rock stars and all dog lovers share is a desire to keep [...]

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How You Can Help Animals Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey swept through Houston last week as a Category 4 hurricane. It devastated the area with a record 50 inches of rain and immense flooding. The rain continues, and sadly this weather event has displaced, injured and killed many animals including family pets, horses, livestock and wildlife.Even while dealing with this major disaster, people throughout the state and across [...]

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Stop Pampering Your Pony: 3 Things You Can Do For You

We're riders.  We go to the barn, spend the time to ensure our horse is immaculately groomed, their tack fits just right, and their backs are plenty warm before we put them to work - but what about us?  So often, we spend so much time fussing over our horses that we forget about ourselves. [...]

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Poultice: Do you know what you're missing?

While commonplace in the racing and eventing world, poultice isn't often utilized in other disciplines.  Much of that is simply due to the fact that riders are creatures of habit; we use what we know and we know what we're taught.  If you grow up learning to ride in a community that doesn't use poultice, [...]

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The Value of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a wildly popular supplement for both people and horses.  As humans, it boosts our immune system and helps us stay healthy and we give it to our horses because they often don't get enough fresh greens.  But what does Vitamin C really do?  How does it work?Free radicals can be very harmful [...]

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The Art of Bandaging

Bandaging your horse's lower legs can be an important part of your daily care routine.  Because of the delicate nature of the lower limb, it is vitally important to understand when and when not to use bandages and also how to apply them properly.  Bandaging can provide protection and support for your horse but they [...]

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Echinacea; The Range Plant They Crave to Graze

Echinacea is one of the most popular herbs on the market, second only to garlic for immune support. A perennial that blooms in many backyard gardens each summer, the common name for Echinacea is Purple or White Coneflower.  The most common species are Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea. Echinacea has been used by the North American Indians for thousands of [...]

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