Month: April 2018

Fly – Away!

By Laurel van der Linde The rainy season is over. The temperature signals it’s time to get back in the saddle. But, ideal as this climate is, with the warmer temperatures comes – flies.Less than aesthetic, these pests are the bane of every horse and horseman. For a creature that has a longevity factor of […] Read more

Horse Rescue in Canyon Country

by Martha Michael  In the part of Canyon Country known as Sand Canyon there’s a place some would call “Horse Heaven.” It’s a place where racehorses go to relax, retire and, in some cases, rehabilitate. CJ Marinaccio is the founder of Win, Place, Home, Inc., which she launched after working at a racetrack in the […] Read more

Household Dangers For Cats

by Melissa Waller, DVM The house carries many dangers for cats – some that may not be obvious at first glance. Cats are much like toddlers; anything they can put into their mouths, they will. Kittens are especially susceptible to this, as they learn by chewing and eating. The biggest hazard to our cats and […] Read more

Dogs and Snakes

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training With Dog Trainer Mark Tipton It’s that time of year again. Spring has sprung and the snakes are coming out. Rattlesnake avoidance training is a must for people who live in areas where snakes live. Dogs naturally chase anything that moves, so dogs need to learn to avoid rattlesnakes. I would also […] Read more

‘Tis the Season for Allergies

By Victoria Rubay Throughout the years, and backed by recent studies, research has shown that many dogs have allergies. Some local veterinarians claim that the majority of their canine patients are suffering from allergy symptoms. Two of the most common and surprising allergies are potatoes and chicken. These two foods often carry yeast, which is […] Read more

Books & Woofs

by Martha Michael There is a group of Santa Clarita residents who believe reading is fundogmental. Several times a month, local children and their parents line up at a designated library to take a turn reading to friendly canines who are Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Known as R.E.A.D., the goal of the program is to […] Read more

Things to Do

April 28 Exotic Feline Breeding Compound’s Twilight Tours The first EFBC Twilight Tour of the year is open to visitors on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Guests will arrive during evening hours to see the behavior of wild cats in the night. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound’s Twilight Tour, the […] Read more

How to Coexist with Native Wildlife

It’s spring, so it’s a good time of year for some tips on what you can do if you come across a baby in its natural habitat. What should you do if you find an orphaned or injured animal? With good intentions, people sometimes attempt to rescue baby animals. Sadly, a lack of training in the […] Read more

Get in the Saddle to Help Family

The public is invited to take part in a Fundraiser Ride scheduled for May 12, 2018 to benefit the Grasso family, who are active at Oak Creek Corral in Canyon Country. Craig Grasso, husband to Jodi and father-of-five, has been battling cancer since 2011. “This week the doctors told him they are out of options,” […] Read more