Things You Don’t Want To Think About

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By Delia Mallinick We all at some point in our lives have had to make a decision to say goodbye to a beloved companion. This piece of writing is not filled with research data but is rather drawn from my own experiences as having to be the one to make the decision. I hope that something I share will be …

Bribery and Corruption

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by Bianca Rootman Bribery and corruption. The mere mention of that statement has many snarling, rolling their eyes and muttering things such as, “oh, yet another person getting ahead in life through all the wrong avenues!”. Those two words can turn anyone’s smile upside down. I’ll let you in on a little secret, we here at AHAH not only recommend …

Puppy Training: What are we missing?

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Puppy Training: What are we missing? Guest Blog by Mandy Pigott   I am one of those very fortunate people who gets to live out their passion and play with dogs and call it “work”. I say play, because I believe that is precisely what puppy training; or rather ALL dog training should represent to the animal, regardless of the discipline. …

The Relevance of Conformation

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Colleagues working in the equine field will fully appreciate the importance and relevance of conformation in horses with reference to their chosen sport, as well as their athletic performance. Dogs are the species with the largest variety of structure on the planet. Many breeds were designed with a specific purpose in mind, however each breed has structural strengths and weaknesses …

Why rats need rehab – Part Two

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MY STORY: BAGGINS My interest in rat rehabilitation began with my own rat, Baggins. I got Baggins when she was 5 weeks old. Unfortunately she was not separated from her male siblings from a young enough age by her previous owner and thus had a litter at the age of about 7 weeks old. After her litter was weaned and …

Pressure Sensor Walkways

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When a dog visits the vet the examination is made up of many factors.A history is taken. The basic measurements of temperature, pulse and respiratory rate are measured and compared to a normal range. The dog is observed and palpated. When attempting to diagnose a lameness then gait evaluation is an important facet of the whole. Veterinarians rely on observation. …

Exotic Physiotherapy : Rat Rehab Part 1

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Ok so, I get it. I’m weird.  According to The Washington Post, I am part of the 4% of people who have a small exotic animal as a pet. Actually wait, no scratch that. 4% of people have small exotic animals; only 6% of that 4% are people who own rats. So, I guess you could say I have an …

THE PERFECT FIT® HARNESS

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THE PERFECT FIT®  HARNESS (manufactured by Dog Games UK, sold by The Sable Life) By Regan Demos As any pet parent will know, there is a such a vast number of collars and harnesses on the market to choose from that selecting the right one can be somewhat daunting.  If your pet is compromised through injury it is even more …

Costs!!!! Where to cut, and where not to cut….

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As these are tough times for us all, and everyone is in the same boat with regards to our financial position, it helps to know where to tighten our belts, and which decisions may make us pay dearly in the future. We have all seen the effects of the local economy on the horse market over the last couple of …