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Here at our mini-farm, Daisy has become the leader of the livestock. When I turned 16, I was surprised with the ownership of an animal I had fancied as a younger child: a donkey! She had just been … more
January marked the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 diagnoses in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In that 12 month period, the world as we … more
Happy new year! I hope all of you and your fluffy friends had a healthy and safe holiday. With the wintry weather here, some of the animals on the farm need to be bundled up to keep warm. Did you … more
Dental care is particularly important for human health and that also applied to a pet’s overall health. Dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians. More … more
Camber traveled a long way from Georgia to be part of the Trifari household in 2012; Christine and John, Mommy and Daddy, are so grateful you did. He was identified as a Labrador mix but the … more
Winter greetings from all the animals at Breezy Acres mini-farm! The animals are looking forward to the many things associated with the upcoming holidays—the different treats they receive, … more
They’ll work for cat food and basic care, and all they want in return is a safe place to live and a chance to do their jobs. These are working cats, and a New York City-based nonprofit is … more
A year ago, I met a wonderful couple and their beloved cat, Ozzie. Ozzie and his family spend their time between their home in New Jersey and Jeffersonville, NY; they much prefer their Sullivan … more
Here at our mini-farm in Damascus, PA, my 10-year-old donkey, four goats and chickens can’t wait for autumn because they know they will soon be getting the delicious gift of pumpkins! Did … more
Two weeks ago, I received a text message from the folks at the Dutchess County SPCA regarding a sick kitten they had. The kitten, named Rogue by the folks at the animal shelter, was having a horrible … more
A few weeks ago, I received a call from a very concerned client regarding her goat. The client noted that her goat was not using her right hind leg over the weekend. After some investigation, we … more
Dogs are well-known for their loyalty and being excellent companions in our daily lives. As dog owners, we also ensure our dogs’ well-being as well, such as feeding them the right food and … more
Illness does not take a holiday. Illness does not plan to come when it is convenient for the patient, the nurse, or the doctor. Physicians as well as veterinarians must accept that while our … more
If you have a fire escape plan in place for your home, you’re steps ahead of many Americans. According to the National Fire Protection Association, only 30 percent of American households have … more
Illness comes at all times, no matter in the middle of the night, on a holiday, or in a major storm. A phone call came in at 3:50 a.m. Monday morning from a very upset woman regarding her … more
MILFORD, PA — With heavy hearts, the board, staff, volunteers and program participants of GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center recently bid farewell to Lobo, a beloved member of GAIT’s … more
ROCK HILL, NY — Emergencies are difficult for everyone involved. A few weeks ago, that was certainly the case. My office received a phone call from one of our clients regarding her dog, Mason. … more
As we humans face a pandemic of our own, the world’s rabbits face a similar danger (read about Rabbit Hemorrhagic Virus here). A slim saving grace, rabbits kept inside homes have a lower risk … more
REGION — As humans cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, rabbits are dying of their own devastating plague. Highly contagious, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease, virus type 2 (RHDV2), has mainly been … more
Ownerless cats may look the same, but there is a difference between a stray and a feral cat. A feral cat is one that is born and raised in the wild with little or no human contact. A stray cat is one … more
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