Tuckers Pet & Produce Blog Posts

October 5, 2015 / Horse
  1. Choose cooler turnout times.

If your horse has a stall, but is turned out for part of the day, provide turnout during the cooler hours. Overnight is ideal, but if that’s not possible, have the horse go outside as early as possible during the day. Remember, the summer heat can also take a toll on the quality of your pasture.
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August 19, 2015 / Horse

Equine show season is coming soon and now is the time to get out all those grooming tools and get ready for Spring!

Below are some tips to get your horse prepared for the show season!

  • Invest in quality brushes and keep them clean. You can’t do a thorough job grooming your horse with dirty or dusty brushes. Also, keeping them clean will help them last longer.
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August 3, 2015 / Dog

Want to keep your house hair-free?  If you are thinking of getting a dog but are looking for a breed that doesn’t shed much hair then we have a few tips for you!

There is no such thing as a completely non-shedding dog. Like humans, all dogs shed at least a little hair at one time or another. However there are dogs that shed little hair and these are the best choice for allergy sufferers and, pardon the expression, neat freaks.
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June 4, 2015 / Dog

Six things to try to help decrease your dogs barking before moving onto expensive techniques:
Here is a list of six techniques that can help stop your dog from barking. These tips will help train your best mate to learn when and when not to bark however keep in mind that your furry little friend won’t learn this overnight, it’s a process of constant training.
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May 7, 2015 / Cat

The decision to desex your cat can be a very difficult one, even for the most experienced of pet owners. Desexing is a surgical process that can be performed on both male and female cats, and it cannot be reversed. Ideally, the procedure should be performed while the cat is still a kitten.
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March 27, 2015 / News

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Dogs, while being our most favourite and trusted companions, can also carry a host of parasites at any given point in their lives. Worms, fleas and ticks are examples of such parasites, and it’s important that you protect your canine friend from these little suckers.

Worms

The images that are conjured in your mind are probably correct. Worms are parasites that infect your dog and feed on their system, potentially for years if not treated. And they can cause severe health issues for your pooch, from diarrhea to anaemia.
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March 12, 2015 / Uncategorized

Keeping Backyard Chickens

There are many great reasons to keep backyard chickens and some are:a638fdd8483bd6821c6fcfd4d0e051de

  • Reduce kitchen & food waste
  • Access to fresh eggs…usually daily
  • Fertilise your garden with composted chicken poo. They’ll eat weeds, leaves and fresh lawn clippings. They’re also a great pest control service, dining on insects, bugs and sometimes even mice.
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March 3, 2015 / News

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Birdlife is a dynamic and beautiful addition to any garden, and if you enjoy wild birds in your backyard then birdbaths are a must. Birds – like all plants and animals – require water to survive, and to keep their feathers clean and skin healthy. Birdbaths provide a permanent supply of clean drinking water for all bird types, and creating one need not be an expensive investment. With a little time, a few materials and a dash of imagination, you can create your own unique bird bath.

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March 3, 2015 / Uncategorized

Equine Dental Care – Keep those teeth clean!

It’s important to keep up with regular dental care for your aging horse! Sharp points can develop in a horse’s molars making it difficult or painful to chew. Observe your horse as he eats, if he’s dropping a lot of food, suspect dental problems. Check his manure for excessive amounts of grain or unchewed hay – this usually is the case when a horse can’t chew his food properly due to mouth or teeth issues.
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February 13, 2015 / Uncategorized

Did you know there are seven superfoods that can enhance and enrich your senior mates health and wellbeing in the golden years of their life? ff

These superfoods offer a range of vitamins and minerals that will assist your old mate so he can enjoy his retirement!

 

CHIA

Chia is great when supporting dogs and their digestive system and contains a high level of Omega 3 which is an essential fatty acid that helps support brain and heart function. Chia has seven times more Vitamin C than oranges and is also extremely high in Fibre and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent for skin and irritation problems which is very common in high in senior dogs.
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