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Summer is here and we know fun in the sun (and water!) is waiting for you and your furry and feathered family members. To celebrate you and your pets, we’re launching our FIRST EVER #SummerPetFun Contest on Instagram! From July 1 through July 29, we want to see photos and videos of your pets having […]


Sometimes people post questions about their animals here on our blog and feel frustrated when, instead of giving them detailed medical recommendations for their animal, we recommend they talk to their own veterinarian. Several people have asked us why we do this, so we thought we’d explain in case you were wondering.

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If you didn’t know, when you buy your pet’s food or treats from Drs. Foster and Smith a portion of the proceeds are going towards a donation to Michigan State University. This will be funding advancements in pet cancer therapies.


I don’t know when they snuck all this new product on the website, but I have definitely been writing down a lot of ideas of who I think I would like some of the great new things I’m seeing. Check out some of the things I have come across lately that I pinned to our Pinterest.


I love some cute animals, and thought maybe everyone would enjoy some fun summer images of fuzzy to scaly friends of all shapes and sizes. Pets love the outdoors just as much as us sometimes, and it’s great when we can take them out to enjoy the nice weather.


Here’s 5 reasons I have seen people give as to why they want a pet, but I think they (or I) maybe should think a little longer on it.

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What do you get when you mix MUD, WATER, FRIENDS & FAMILY AND a GREAT CAUSE? You get the 4th Annual Charity Charge 5K Mud Run benefiting Jeremiah’s Crossing!


Does your horse sweat a lot when he is ridden during the winter? Trace clipping can help; leaving your horse with enough winter hair to stay protected from the elements, but also relieve excessive sweating.

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I often hear riders blame a difficult ride on their horse being naughty or not wanting to work, but seldom do I hear a rider blame himself for a ride going poorly. Perhaps the problem is not that the horse is misbehaving, but instead the horse is responding to a rider’s poorly used aids. It is important as a rider to analyze why a horse is behaving the way he is, instead of just blaming a bad ride on a “naughty” horse.

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Horse Grooming Tips

by DFS-Pet-Blog on October 26, 2012

Although horses can survive without being groomed by humans, there are many benefits to giving your horse a good brushing. Most horses enjoy being groomed, so spending time brushing your horse is a great way to bond with him or her. Grooming also provides an opportunity to look closely over your horse for any new […]


Fall is a time when most riders’ show schedules begin to lighten, and horses get to take a well-deserved break from the stress and travel of competitions. Soon winter will approach and for many riders in the northern part of the United States, that means serious riding will be limited mostly to indoors. But as […]


Leaping lizards – it’s leap year! Let’s enjoy some fun pictures of pets…no lizards, though.


A little health care planning now may help you have an enjoyable season with your horse.

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