Costa Rican Saddle Horse

The Costa Rican Horse comes from Barb & Spanish bloodlines. During the European exploration of the new world the Moorish occupation of Spain was ending. Barb animals were plentiful, as those of pure Arabian were rarely sold to Spanish people. Because of this, there is very little Arabian influence in the Spanish breeds.

Selective breeding began in the mid-19th century and has been industriously maintained since. Their small population could create inbreeding so Spanish horses were imported for fresh blood. However this new blood didn’t reflect some of the characteristics & gaits that the locals wanted in their saddle mounts.

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Animals in Costa Rica

This wildlife guide represents only a small part of the animals in Costa Rica. In total Costa Rica harbours 210 species of mammals, around 878 species of birds, 218 of reptiles, and over 35,000 species of insects. The following list of Costa Rican animals includes only those who live on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Pet Travel Checklist

Travelling with pets is like travelling with children. You have to be prepared for any given situation in hand. To help you pack are the important stuff that you will require while travelling with your pet, we have jotted down a pet travel checklist. Following this checklist will ensure that you are well prepared for your travel with your pet.

  • Medicines – Before you travel, make a visit to your vet. You have to ensure if your pet is in good health before travelling. Also ask your vet to give you a list of medications that you may need when you are travelling. If your pet is on some medications make sure to pick up some refills. Continue reading »

Travelling With Pets in a Car

Pets are family, for most of us who loves animals. Often our pets snuggle next to us while watching tv, or sleeping in the night or just trotting happily next to us when we go for our walks. Most pet owners do not like leaving their pet behind when they go out for a vacation or a weekend break. Most pet owners want to take their pets along. But before you can just load your pet into your car, there are some precautions that need to be followed. Your pet’s safety is very crucial. You need to know if your pet is carsick or if he is scared of sitting in a car etc…

Here are some safety tips that you can follow when travelling with your pet in a car. Continue reading »

Tips for Camping with Pets

Camping with pets is a pleasurable experience as it brings time for the whole family to have fun. Rather than leaving your pet behind to fret, be prepared to carry him along. Won’t you love to take your pet for a trip with you; especially when he is under your control, physically fit and wants to accompany you? Carefully figure out where you want to camp and when. Keeping the details in mind, prepare accordingly. The account here guides you about enjoying a camp with pets. Be beneficiated by it.

Tips to Camp with Pets
Here are some tips to enjoy camping with pets.

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Dogs Health & Nutrition

Dogs have certain health and nutritional needs. Some of these needs require the assistance of a veterinarian, but some can be taken care of by any dog owner armed with some information.

Finding a Veterinarian
Find a veterinarian that both you and your dog are comfortable with.

What shots are necessary? Should your dog receive any vaccinations that aren’t required?

First Aid
Learn more about how to help your pet when he is injured, including what medical supplies to keep on hand, how to treat minor cuts and scrapes, what to do if he encounters a skunk, and how to respond when your pup is hit by a car. Continue reading »

Spay and Neuter

One issue that many new pet owners face is whether to spay or neuter. Unless you plan to breed or show your cat or dog, taking steps to make sure that he can’t reproduce is not only responsible, it’s good for his health!

What Is Spaying and Neutering?

When pets are spayed or neutered, a veterinarian sterilizes them, which means that they are unable to reproduce. Spaying involves the removal of a female’s ovaries and uterus, making it impossible for her to become pregnant. Neutering involves the removal of a male’s testicles, making it impossible for him to impregnate a female. The words “fixed” and “altered” are sometimes used for these procedures, which are layman’s terms for sterilization. Sterilization is the most common operation that veterinarians perform. Both spaying and neutering are very simple procedures, and new anesthetics are available that make a pet’s recovery speedy and painless.

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