How To Keep Your Horse Warm In Winter

Learning how to keep your horse warm in winter is one of the ways you can keep your horse healthy all year long. Severe cold and weather can affect your horse but they tend to be cold hardy and able to adapt well with a little effort on your part.  Here is an overview of winter horse care: Stables and Shelter Your horse will grow a winter coat to help keep him warm in the winter. Having a stable or shelter is a good idea…

How To Teach Your Dog to Use The Doggy Door

How to teach your dog to use the doggy door may be simpler than you think. If you have an older dog, they can learn new tricks and if you have a puppy, they can learn too. Here are a few ideas about the convenience of using a doggy door and how my niece taught her dog. Doggy Doors are Convenient! We have lived in our house for about three years. In the past, we have almost always had a doggy door for our dachshunds…

Getting A Pet For Christmas

Getting a pet for Christmas is one of the most memorable gifts you will ever enjoy. Pets quickly become members of the family and spending time with your new friend adds excitement to the holidays. Here are a few tips to make sure your new pet adjusts to its new home. Too Much Excitement Can Be Trouble Your pet may enjoy being held and played with most of the day, but be mindful when they need a break. Some animals are nocturnal or crepuscular and…

Cats and Christmas Trees

Cats and Christmas trees don’t always mix well. It is important if you have a cat in the house that you create a safe environment to keep your cat and your Christmas tree in one piece. Cats are particularly curious, love to climb and play with dangly things and some cats like to eat plants. Are Christmas Trees Toxic? Some plants like mistletoe, poinsettias and holly are toxic to pets. Pine fir can be mildly toxic causing stomach and mouth problems. How toxic they are…

Hunting Safety For Pets and Hunting Dogs

As autumn is upon us, hunting season is too. You can follow some simple rules for hunting safety for pets that will ensure you and your pet enjoy the hunting season and keep safe at the same time. Hunting Safety For Pets If you live near the woods or a hunting area, you should take precaution during hunting season. Make sure your pet doesn’t run loose in the woods. If you go for walks with your pet, avoid hunting areas. Wear bright colored clothing and…

Careers in Veterinary Science

At Locust Trace Veterinary Clinic, we aim to encourage high school students who are interested in careers in Veterinary Science.  Veterinary Science is an exciting field that involves the care and treatment of wild and domestic animals.  You may work in a zoo, veterinary clinic, laboratory or a host of other places where animals are available.  What you do and how much you can earn, depends on the degree you hold, how much education you have and the facility where you work.  Here are some…

A New Year at Locust Trace Veterinary Clinic

From the vision to reality, Locust Trace AgriScience Center is offering students this year the opportunity for hands on learning and skills that will prepare them for a career in veterinary science.  The Locust Trace Veterinary Clinic is a complete veterinary clinic that offers its patients the best in veterinary care.  It is also a place where students can come alongside the veterinary practice and get hands on experience. Dr. Martin and His Vision Some of you may have gotten the pleasure of meeting Dr.…

Pet Neutering in Lexington Kentucky

Introduction to Neutering in Lexington Before examining the case for neutering pets, it is important to ensure that the concepts under discussion are understood. For starters, neutering is sometimes used in lieu of castrating to mean removing both testicles to ensure that a male animal is no longer capable of siring offspring. In contrast, spaying means removing both ovaries plus the uterus to ensure that a female animal can no longer bear offspring. Please bear in mind that neutering is sometimes used in reference to…