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  1. Please help me with hay varieties/feeding choices in GA

    I just moved to the east side of Atlanta. Where I was previously, I was able to get nice horse quality round bales of fescue delivered when I needed them so that my horses could have free choice hay....
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    I too am saddened and shocked that so many here...

    I too am saddened and shocked that so many here are endorsing hitting or spanking as acceptable child rearing practices. Especially in this day and age when we have so many other options that we know...
  3. The right cat can definitely be a wonderful...

    The right cat can definitely be a wonderful companion to your dog. But...I think you have to have the right dog and the right cat for this to work. We recently got our first dog since I was a child....
  4. You don't need a "breed," you just need the right...

    You don't need a "breed," you just need the right cat. I am a dog person, now heavily converted to a cat person. I would suggest that you spend time at a lot of Petsmart adoptions areas, the...
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    Be a mentor. Either find a child or family...

    Be a mentor. Either find a child or family individually or get involved with a Big Brother, Big Sister Program. Of, if you have more time, become involved with your local CASA program. Put yourself...
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    This quote just does not apply to all of the poor...

    This quote just does not apply to all of the poor in the community I live in. Most do not live in "furnished" apartments. Some of the families I work with are homeless and do their best spread out...
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    I am really concerned by some of the comments I...

    I am really concerned by some of the comments I am reading here. I am not even sure how to respond, but I felt that I should. I do agree that there should be better oversight of social services...
  8. HundredAcres, I think your thoughts about what to...

    HundredAcres, I think your thoughts about what to do in this situation are very sound. I am sorry that both you and your daughter have to face this on top of everything else, but I think I would most...
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    Thank you both for your replies! I am looking at...

    Thank you both for your replies! I am looking at purchasing the property mentioned above and while it is very suitable for horses, it is not a horse property per say. I want to make sure I am not...
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    Please Help with Perimeter Fencing

    I am considering 6 acres of property and would appreciate anyone's thoughts of perimeter fencing in GA. It would be for a property on a fairly busy road with some foot traffic. IDEALLY, I believe I...
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    I am rather surprised by the number of responses...

    I am rather surprised by the number of responses that seem to indicate that the OP should have more trust in her vet and accept that the animal be taken to the back.

    I work in a pediatric...
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    Just to clarify, all of the TNR that I am...

    Just to clarify, all of the TNR that I am familiar with advocates only returning cats to the exact spot where they were trapped. The group I volunteer with would never release shelter cats or cats...
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    I have to admit that I am a bit shocked by the...

    I have to admit that I am a bit shocked by the number of people who are extremely opposed to trap neuter and return. I can understand the perspective of those that feel that it would be better to...
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    Kittens and Feral Cats (Atlanta, GA)

    Hi All,

    I have been doing Trap Neuter Return for about a year with a group of volunteers in Atlanta, GA. We often come across situations, where ferals cats should not be returned or where there...
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    Young Gray Female Barn Cat Atlanta, GA

    Hi All,

    I have been doing TRN in Atlanta for the last year. I currently have 1 young female cat who is 3-5 months old, a medium haired grey tabby. She was trapped in a bad location and could not...
  16. I would find out if a rescue organization would...

    I would find out if a rescue organization would let you list your dog through their organization on petfinder.com. Many will do this for fosters. You could also advertise at your local vet. Pictures...
  17. I don't know the back story on this horse and...

    I don't know the back story on this horse and think all the points that have been made are valid. I wanted to note that we had the most gentle, quiet, "safe" horse that I have ever known. A kid's...
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    As a tag off of the NPR segment, here is a recent...

    As a tag off of the NPR segment, here is a recent article:

    http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/01/dog-domestication-tied-to-starch.html
  19. I go to a really high quality vet. The cost for a...

    I go to a really high quality vet. The cost for a dental is $295, which I think is cheap for the quality. I do have preanesthetic blood work done. Pets get safe anesthesia meds, x-rays, pain...
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    A lot of people seem to focus on the quality of...

    A lot of people seem to focus on the quality of the stool as an indicator of the quality of the dog food. While taking into account gas, weight gain, physical appearance, health of teeth is very...
  21. I cannot answer the question at hand, but I can...

    I cannot answer the question at hand, but I can state that my cat has had cold laser treatment twice. This was with the high end (not low level laser). My cat is an older indoor cat. He has always...
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    I also had this problem and tried to use the best...

    I also had this problem and tried to use the best friend muzzles on my two horses for years. Even with limiting use (by using a dry lot), they had terrible rubs despite wrapping, readjusting, and...
  23. Sticky: Alpharetta, Georgia

    Hi! My friend is a middle aged horseless rider living in Alpharetta, GA. She is a very good intermediate level english rider with a nice dressage foundation. She is petite and could ride a pony or...
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    An accident can happen to anyone. My mother...

    An accident can happen to anyone. My mother insisted that I wear a helmet as a child, even when no one else was. It saved my life. I got really lucky. I now believe in wearing a helmet every ride,...
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    I would consider a Baucher. My horse, with...

    I would consider a Baucher. My horse, with similar mouth confirmation goes much better in a double jointed Baucher than any other bit. I think it is because it is thin and is stable in his mouth...
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