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Animals

How to chicken train your dog

If you keep chickens, and have a dog, the last thing you want is your dog to kill one of your chooks. It can and does happen, but here are three methods for chicken training your dog to stop or prevent it.

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Picking livestock for your lifestyle block

What to consider when choosing livestock for your lifestyle block.

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A hard pill to swallow: Giving medicine to pets

Giving your pet medicine when it needs it can be tricky, whether the animal is a cat or a dog, or if the medicine is a pill or liquid. There are a few tips to getting your pet to take its medicine though, so try out these tips.

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Picking your pet pig

Pigs make intelligent, clean, and fun pets. Learn what sort of pig will make the best pet for you.

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Highland Cattle: The Pros and Cons

An overview of the benefits and drawbacks to keeping Highland Cattle on your lifestyle block.

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What to do when your beloved pet dies

Living on farms, having pets is a way of life. However, when they pass away, it’s a horrible thing to have to deal with. Discover what you can do to to give them the send-off they deserve.

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Pet care in summer

The Christmas holidays are a great time to get away, but when you have a pet, trips can be a little more difficult to organise. Look after your pets this summer with these handy tips.

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Natural Remedies for Canine Arthritis

Arthritis affects the joints, causing inflammation and swelling, pain, stiffness, and limping in our canine friends. Here are some natural remedies for canine arthritis.

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Home remedies for muscle strains & sprains in dogs

Muscle strains and sprains are not uncommon in dogs, especially for farm working dogs. Fortunately there are a few home remedies you can try to help your dog heal, and to relieve pain.

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Review: Dogs in Action, by Maria Alomajan

A review of Maria Alomajan's Dogs in Action: Working Dogs and Their Stories, a book about the world's (including New Zealand's) working dogs.

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