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  1. Other Pets
    My cat is 14 now and starting to feel her age! I was wondering whether some sort of olive/ veg or fish oil (which one would be best?) would help her with her weight and skin condition. She has never eaten well; has been a fussy eater all her life and doesn't eat enough. Her skin is looking a...
  2. Horse Nutrition
    One of the trainers at my barn says she mashes up apples and carrots on occasion for the old mare, but I'd read a number of places that sweets, like apples, should be avoided when a horse has Cushings? (Read other places that some horses tolerate these fine and it's very individual.) I don't...
  3. Horse Health
    I have a 28 year old TB mare. Up until this past winter Belle has been in great shape, sound and energetic for her age. This past winter she seems to have aged all of the sudden. I even considered having her put to sleep just because she seemed so unhappy but then with spring she improved...
  4. Horse Health
    When is a horse considered "old"? I worry about my guy. He is 17 and he is my world. He doesn't act old at all. Is my boy "old"?:?
  5. Jen

    Horse Memorials
    My girl Jen passed away today. She ran through the fence, and broke her elbow. The vet put her to sleep. She was 29, almost 30. I loved her dearly- we were pals. She was always so sensitive to how I was feeling, and if I was sad, she'd comfort me. She taught me a lot- about riding, training, and...
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