I hear this often: “I want to get a pet goat! I want it to be easy. I’ll get a wether.” I hate to be the one to break this to you, but nothing about owning wethers (or any male goat) is easy. Wethers (castrated males) and bucks have different needs than female goats. They … Continue reading Diets for Male Goats: How to Prevent Urinary Calculi
If you’re a goat owner, you probably know this feeling: a routine check of eyelid color turns into an emergency situation when you pull the lid down and it reveals a pale, unhealthy color; or worse, the lid is white! FAMACHA scoring is the scoring of the color of inner eyelids to gauge the worm-load … Continue reading Anemia in Goats: Treatment & Recovery
Having the supplies you need on hand is the first step of being prepared to treat your goats when necessary; especially for treating ailments with herbs, because it is difficult to readily find many herbal mixes and supplements in stores. Not all of the supplies I use are natural or herbal, because I am always … Continue reading First Aid Kit & Supplies for Goats
Immune support is usually something that I discuss in depth with my clients in my Natural Goat Care Academy. Due to our recent crazy weather, I thought it might be time to put some of the basics down for easy reference! I was prompted to make this post today by the weather that’s currently occurring … Continue reading How to Build and Maintain a Strong and Functioning Immune System for Your Goats
This may sound counter-intuitive, and you may be thinking, “well, if I’m worried there is a chance my goats have worms, why don’t I just give them a dewormer?” That question is very sensical, and I understand why many people can and will think like this. To clarify, this post is about the use of … Continue reading Think Twice Before Deworming Your Goats
NOTE: This post contains amazon affiliate links. A small commission will be earned from each purchase. So if you can, please purchase directly from those links, any and all support would be greatly appreciated. Have you ever been told, “goats can eat anything”? No, no they cannot. The rumors of goats being able to consume … Continue reading The Rumen Rumors: How Goat Stomachs Work (Troubleshooting and Treating Digestive Issues)
NOTE: This post may contain affiliate links from which I will earn a small commission. Any and all support is greatly appreciated! Goat diets … probably the most varied way of care amongst all goat owners. Everyone has a different diet for their herd, and as you will learn later in this post, it is … Continue reading What to Feed Your Goats: A Detailed Diet Explanation!
It’s almost spring! You know what that means … worm season! Wet and warm weather brings all kinds of parasites into the systems of our goats. It’s our job to do our best to keep our goats happy, healthy, and parasite free! Let’s start with the basics! A frequently asked question on deworming: Why choose … Continue reading Forming a Comprehensive Natural Deworming Regimen: HOW TO, AND WHY!
NOTE: This post may contain affiliate links from which I will earn a small commission. Any and all support is greatly appreciated! Let me guess, your first question is probably, “What the heck is plate training?” Well … let me explain. It all started when I was looking for creative ways to sneak garlic into … Continue reading Why we “Plate Train” Our Goats
For those of you who are constantly adding new goats to your herd, rescuing goats, or just wanting to know if your own goats are healthy, this is the blog post for you! There is a lot to look for to determine whether a goat is “healthy” or not. Along with looking at the physical … Continue reading Conducting an Overall Health Assessment for a Goat