The history of the Bernese Mountain Dog is that it was a farm dog of the midland regions of Switzerland. They were primary used as a companion and watchdog to farmers and their families. These beautiful-looking Swiss farm dogs takes his name from the area of Bern, where he likely originated.
Apitherapy is the method of using bee products for disease prevention or treatment. Honeybees produce honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, and beeswax all of which are used by people for nutrition, immune system support, treatment of a variety of ailments, skin care, and healing of open wounds.
The sacroiliac joint is a location where the horses back and pelvis meet. It transfers the action of his hind legs to his back, translating the push into forward motion. The sacroiliac joints are stabilized by strong ligaments that join the iliac bones to the sacrum and to the backbone.
Is the cold, frigid winter making it hard for you to get out and walk your dog? January is Walk Your Dog Month and what better way to kick start you and your dog’s New Year’s Resolutions by getting out in the great outdoors and getting active and healthy.
Dehydration in horses during the winter is more of an issue than most people tend to think. Horses tend to be thirstier in the winter. A horse’s thirst mechanism does not always work as effectively in the winter as it does in the summer, especially if the humidity is high.
Christmas is known as the season to be jolly and it is a great time for family, friends, and fun. However, it can also be a significant source of stress and pressure, and a never-ending to-do list. Christmas and the holidays can be a massively busy time.
Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in your body’s tissue, particularly the skin. Although edema can affect any part of your body, its most common in your hands, arms, feet, ankles, and legs.
Skijoring is a winter sport in which a person on skis is pulled by a horse, a dog, (or dogs) or a motor vehicle, but the most popular form is with dogs. Skijoring originates from the Norwegian word Skikjoring, which literally means “ski driving”.
Obesity is an excess of body fat that impairs health or normal function. Obesity is caused by eating more energy than is expended through exercise. The dog’s activity levels slow as they age, and metabolic changes may also occur which cause obesity.