A Truly Fun Pet Photo Session

Pet Photographers MelbourneI wouldn’t have believed if someone would have told me that pet photography session can be fun. But I must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed one with Simon Woodcock of Pupparazzi in Melbourne, Australia. Simon is an extremely professional and experienced pet photographer who left London to live with Melbourne’s showdogs. He fell in love with pet photography in London where he was formerly working as photojournalist for international magazines and newspapers. While animal photography is his first love, he also takes pleasure in photographing landscapes, events and even portraits.


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Peace of Mind for Horse Owners

black horseLike other medical insurance companies, Stoneways Insurance Services is in the business of insuring medical treatment in the event of accident, injury, or illness. However, Stoneways does not provide insurance of the typical sort. While one expects or at least hopes in the modern age to have some form of health insurance — some safety net from disaster — many consider this to be more or less a luxury exclusive to humans. Stoneways Insurance Services seeks to extend the potentially life-altering benefits of insurance to some of our four legged friends. They offer horse insurance packages, as well as insurance for dogs and cats. Other services they can provide include insurance on trailers and caravans, but their primary focus is horse insurance.

In business since 1990, Stoneways Insurance Services are horse insurance experts. They insure horses of all descriptions, whether they are race horses, show horses, or simply pets. Their services are geared towards assisting with veterinary bills and helping horse owners with unexpected mishaps.

Peace of Mind for Horse Owners

Owning a horse is quite a large responsibility. It can also be very expensive, especially if the animal should fall into an unfortunate situation or become ill. Proper veterinary care can be prohibitively expensive, and should disaster strike at a particularly inopportune time, treatment for horses can leave owners in deep debt. That is why a service such as Stoneways Insurance can prove to be a truly fantastic investment. Instead of enduring stress and panic when an equine friend is in danger, the reassuring knowledge of a quality insurance plan can help owners to think more rationally and put their mind to handling the task at hand in a calm, collected manner.

For their horse insurance packages, Stoneways Insurance Services offers several options depending on the level of coverage desired and the age of the horse. Full Comprehensive Coverage is available for horses up to 16 years old, and this includes a high degree of coverage for a variety of services. Restricted Coverage is also available, and this restricts coverage to injuries alone.

For older horses (17-25 years old), Veteran Coverage is available. This is tailored to the meet the needs of older horses and includes a wide assortment of coverage for different veterinary services to keep your horse well cared for and happy into its old age.

A Sound Investment

When it comes to horse owners, many love their horses like members of the family. Keeping them safe, healthy, and well provided for is essential, and this means having a horse insurance policy. It will quickly prove to be a sound investment the first time you need it.

Other Insurance Services

Cats and dogs can become ill or injured as well, and for many pet owners, their animals are fully privileged members of the family. To help keep them in tip-top shape, Stoneways Insurance Services also offers pet insurance packages for dogs and cats.

Trailer insurance packages are also available and are ideal for horse owners who also have a horse trailer, though Stoneways’ trailer insurance can be used for all types of trailers.

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It’s a Gut Reaction for your Pets

petprebioticsIs digestive health really something we need to be concerned about in pet health? The answer is an overwhelming yes. Gut health is the biggest line of defense in immune function and longevity for your pets. And prebiotics are one of the most effective ways to maintain digestive function integrity.

A whopping 70 % of pet health and immunity depends on the digestive system. Pathogens, or bad bacteria, continually assault a pet’s (or human’s) body, specifically in the digestive system. Good bacteria can eliminate or neutralize the bad bacteria. Problems can often occur when a pet’s system gets overwhelmed by stress, food change, travel, medicines or exposure to a particularly nasty pathogen.

Prebiotics selectively stimulate GOOD bacteria to keep the defenses working against those bad bacteria, helping to prevent the bacterial imbalance that leads to poor health and disease.

In the case of prebiotics, an ounce of prevention can really be worth the lb. of cure in terms of healthier days for your pets as well as fewer trips to the veterinarian.

Practical benefits of adding prebiotics are:

1. Breaks down food for proper nutrient absorption for healthier coats, better nutrient building blocks for growing puppies and dogs.
2. Fight pathogens – keeps the digestive system ready and able to naturally fight off disease.
3. Prevents and treats diarrhea: Diarrhea is a common symptom of illness and digestive difficulties and are usually the result of a bacterial imbalance.
4. Reduces fecal, breath and body odor. A lot of the odor associated with animal waste is caused by undigested protein – yes, the protein is in the poop instead of the pet and the protein in poop stinks.
5. Reduces the amount of poop. If more nutrients stay in the dog, there is less waste and it is of a firmer consistency. This strange little fact can be a joyous revelation for any pet owner that has to do cleanup duty.

Even great natural foods can still leave health gaps because as good as they are – they are not a real carnivore diet. Adding the right prebiotic digestive solution can fill in those gaps for a well-rounded nutritional experience.

A prebiotic will act as a silent protector, making sure that the animal is receiving proper nutrition, helping to prevent future nutrition-related problems and keeping disease resistance at an optimal level.

We spend billions of dollars each year pampering our pets with special treats, holiday costumes, designer carriers and spa quality grooming products because we love them. Adding a prebiotic digestive aide to a beloved pet’s diet for just a few dollars per year can help insure optimal health, a better immune system and a longer life for their happiness and ours.

Courtesy of the Hillsboro Company
Manufacturers of Pet SuperJuice Digestive Formula

Gale Lee
V.P. President of Marketing and Sales
The Hillsboro Company
8016 S. Joplin Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74136
(918) 481-0484

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What Are UK Shetlands Horses and Why Are They So Unique and Special?

Shetlands HorsesGoing back in history, a breed of horses called miniatures can be traced to seven complete generations.  But, breeders of horses did not like the UK Shetland because it was not more exotic or more refined.  A UK Shetland pony looks like a miniature horse.  But they are not considered miniature horses. These horses are full grown.

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Hamster Breeds to Choose From

Hamster BreedsThough a hamster does not resemble a bear in any way, it is known by names like panda bear, black bear, honey bear, and even polar bear. And though it has no dog characteristics, some of them are called dalmatian, and some go by the name teddy bear. They get these various names from their coloring.

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