GPS Pet Tracking

Written by Anne King

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All GPS units vary in sophistication as doesrepparttar pet--tracking GPS. You can choose a unit that gives location and nothing else, or you can purchase a device that will give you location andrepparttar 150363 information of how to get there, including reference points alongrepparttar 150364 way. As in any product, what you spend will definerepparttar 150365 abilities of your system. If your animal is a water lover make sure thatrepparttar 150366 unit is waterproof.

There is a difference between dog tracker collars and GPS pet--tracking devices. The former are usually limited in range to about half a mile and are ineffective if your animal has been stolen and removed fromrepparttar 150367 area. Beacon devices can only be seen withinrepparttar 150368 range ofrepparttar 150369 light.

A GPS Pet-tracking device that is not being worn is useless. If you investrepparttar 150370 money, make sure that your pet wears his/hers allrepparttar 150371 time. Yes, animal snatchers will sometimes remove collars, but a surprising number don't think about doing so. Combined with micro chipping and registration, pet--tracking GPS devices will go a long way to ensure that your lost pet will be located.

Anne King is a sports and recreation writer in Boise, Idaho. For more GPS tracking information, visit Maps GPS which provides practical information on GPS and maps that everyone can use. The website includes product reviews and a maps/GPS glossary.

Comparison of Cost and Effectiveness of Holistic Care vs. Conventional Care for Horses

Written by Dr. Madalyn Ward, DVM

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<><> Dewormers <><> We are fortunate to have some fairly safe chemical dewormers such as Pyrantel and Fenbendazole, yet some people still prefer using natural products to supportrepparttar horse’s digestive and immune systems rather than using chemical dewormers. Regardless of which method you use, it is wise to double check your program with fecal exams at least twice a year.

<><> First Aid <><> When I practiced strictly conventional medicine I found that most horses suffered from minor injuries or infections at least several times a year. These minor emergencies kept me busy, and because they were so common most of my clients started keeping drugs on hand and learned to treat these conditions themselves.

When I began to treat my patients more holistically, with fewer vaccines and better nutrition (includingrepparttar 150362 use of probiotics such as Acidophilus), I noticed thatrepparttar 150363 horses had less and less need for drugs. My patients no longer needed bute or antibiotics for minor cuts and punctures. These wounds healed quickly and easily with no loss of riding time. Gone also wasrepparttar 150364 aggravating chronic nasal discharge that often kept horses out of work for weeks at a time.

A holistically managed horse with a healthy immune system will often run a fever for a short period of time when exposed to a virus or bacteria. This response slowsrepparttar 150365 pathogen’s growth and deprives it of nutrients. A short course of probiotics will help supportrepparttar 150366 horse during this time. Oncerepparttar 150367 fever breaks,repparttar 150368 horse bounces back quickly with little nasal discharge or cough. These horses then go right back to work without concern about relapse. Conventionally managed horses taking anti-inflammatories and antibiotics will often get better inrepparttar 150369 short term, but then relapse or develop a chronic nasal discharge.

<><> The Results Are In! <><> The trail horse example I have used above precisely demonstrates what I have experienced in my practice. While it costs aboutrepparttar 150370 same to manage a horse either conventionally or holistically, I’ve found that holistically managed horses are much healthier overall, which means fewer chronic problems and more days of riding time. In fact, conventionally managed horses have about 7 timesrepparttar 150371 number of sick days as holistically managed horses.

Madalyn Ward, DVM, co-author of “Holistic Treatment of Chronic Lamintis”, is certified in Veterinary Homeopathy, Chiropractic and Acupuncture. Through her website, Holistic Horsekeeping, (, she publishes a free monthly newsletter, offers the Healthy, Happy Horse resource group, e-books, holistic horsecare products and information for horse and mule owners.

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