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Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Forget gold, horses really built this country! The pioneer economy was dependent on horses for industry, travel, communication, and often for their very lives. Meet ranchers, wagon makers, blacksmiths, and horseshoers galore, and our very own Pony Express rider, Warren Upson. Come see the horses of the modern Pony Express! Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information call (916) 448-0811

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center hosts Fourth Annual Horse Health Fair

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center hosts Fourth Annual Horse Health Fair

Premier Equine Medical Center in Placer County Invites Public to Learn About Horse Health and Help Horses in Need

Dog'gone Good Fun Day in the Park this Sunday, March 29th, at Rusch Park Citrus Heights

Dog'gone Good Fun Day in the Park this Sunday, March 29th, at Rusch Park Citrus Heights

Every year Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club (rescue) puts on an annual event called "Dog'gone Good Fun Day at the Park". It's open to the public and we invite all spayed/neutered, mixed bred dogs and purebreds to come and play in the park and have a "dog'gone good fun day in the park".  The event is Sunday, March 29th at Rusch Park in Citrus Heights.  

Obedience, rally and canine good citizenship tests are in the morning with raffles and doggie diva costume contests at lunch around noon.  There are food concessions and raffles...you can even buy your doggies a new collar or costume, if you didn't bring one with you.  Ladies have been busy baking and will offer "feel good food" for sale.

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Clinic to Benefit Local Rescue Groups

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Clinic to Benefit Local Rescue Groups
Submitted by Andrew Bradley, Public Relations, MrAndrewBradley 

The premier equine medical center in Placer County and surrounding communities is preparing to host the region’s largest vaccine clinic for horses on Saturday, March 21, 2015. With the help of horse owners throughout the region that visit one of the six locations in Roseville, Placerville, Auburn, Lincoln, Penryn and Lockeford, the Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center (LBEMC) will be able to donate many vaccines to rescue horses in need.

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Clinic to Benefit Local Rescue Groups

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Clinic to Benefit Local Rescue Groups

The premier equine medical center in Placer County and surrounding communities is preparing to host the region’s largest vaccine clinic for horses on Saturday, March 21, 2015. With the help of horse owners throughout the region that visit one of the six locations in Roseville, Placerville, Auburn, Lincoln, Penryn and Lockeford, the Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center (LBEMC) will be able to donate many vaccines to rescue horses in need.

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Annual Dental Clinic for Horses

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Annual Dental Clinic for Horses

PENRYN, Calif.  – The premier equine medical center in Placer County and surrounding communities is preparing to host one of its largest medical events of the year as it expects to be the dentist for more than 1,500 horses this December. Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center is bringing back one of its most popular patient service deals by offering half price dental service to horses.

Last year Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center welcomed 1,488 horses in December, examining and balancing their mouths to increase their comfort level and ability to chew their food.. Just like humans have their teeth filed down, cleaned or get fillings, horses need help keeping their mouths healthy too. A horses teeth keep growing throughout their lives, so by floating/filing down the sharp points and waves they develop over the course of their lives, Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center is able to keep the horses teeth balanced and not sharp, which can be painful for them.

Dog Training Tip - how to keep your large dog inside its wire portable fence.

Dog Training Tip - how to keep your large dog inside its wire portable fence.

It happened to me when I rescued a mistreated Doberman. This large girl dog was skinny, neglected, and oh so hungry for love and care. And boy could that dog jump.

I bought a new five foot high wire enclosure, the portable kind, and placed her in the living room so I could watch her - she needed confinement and did not take to a crate of any type. Well, the first thing she does is jump over and out, not once but several times. This is never going to work.

So, I solved the problem by placing a long board across the top of the enclosure and on the board put several metal dog bowls. The next time she tried to jump out, the board fell, the pans clanged, and the noise startled her. That did the trick, she no longer tries to escape as long as the board is on top. The board works fine because I can remove it easily - this is one possible solution. I don't use shock collars in training and try to be as creative as I can in solving problem dog behavior.