About Jenny Griffin

is the Owner/Founder of Ecologix Environmental Media Services, Ecology Matters, and Stuff4Petz. Jenny is a freelance writer specializing in topics related to pet care, animal welfare, and environmental issues. She has published a series of Pet Owners Guides - view her Amazon author profile. Jenny has worked with animals all her life, having owned her own pet shop, dog grooming parlor, and educational mobile petting zoo; and has also worked in the fields of marine science and environmental education. Jenny resides on a smallholding with her extensive menagerie of rescued animals, which is in itself a full time job. When she is not writing or caring for her animals, she can be found surfing the waves at her local beach, or spending time with her horses.

How to Install an Electric Fence For Cattle

Electric fence for cattle

If you are planning to keep cattle, you will need to erect some form of fencing to contain them safely in their pasture. While most types of fencing are suitable for cattle, electric cattle fencing is the simplest, quickest, and most economical type of fencing to install. You can install an electric fence for cattle very quickly by following 10 simple steps.

Benefits of a DC Battery Fence Charger

Battery electric fence charger

Electric fences are used extensively to contain livestock and pets, and to keep problem animals at bay. One would immediately assume that access to an electrical supply is essential to power an electric fence. However, this is not true. An electric fence can also be powered by a battery powered DC charger.

Raising Cattle 101: Tips for Beginners

Raising Cattle 101

Raising cattle can be fun and can also generate financial returns if done correctly. Cattle are an important part of the economy, and are farmed extensively for milk production and beef production; but they can also be kept on a smaller scale to keep a meadow mowed in return for providing you with a regular supply of milk.

Choosing a Puppy – Tips for Choosing Your Best Friend

Choosing a puppy: Small or Large Breed?

When choosing a puppy, proper thought should be given to its suitability to your household in order to prevent untold heartache for both you and your dog in the long run. Firstly, the family needs to consider whether they are prepared to make the sacrifices needed to accommodate the new family member.

What is the Best Hay for Guinea Pigs?

Hay for guinea pigs ensure a heathly pet guinea pig

Hay is a vital component of a pet guinea pig’s diet – hay and water are the two essential elements for your guinea pig’s well-being. Hay is essential for healthy digestion and healthy teeth. Hay also contains many nutrients essential for overall good health. But, not all hay is created equal — different types of hay contain different amounts of fiber and key nutrients.

Choosing an Electric Fence Charger

A vital component in any electrical fence system is the charger, which supplies current to the fence to keep it electrified by maintaining an electrical charge. But with so many models to choose from, it can get just a tad confusing as to which electric fence charger is best suited to power up your fence.

Choosing the Right Electric Fence Supplies in 10 Simple Steps

Electric fencing can be used to contain a wide variety of domestic animals and livestock, and offers a convenient, flexible solution for both animal containment and predator exclusion. This guide will eliminate some of the confusion that arises when choosing from the vast array of electric fence supplies available, and help you select the most suitable components for your fencing project.

Dog Grooming Tips: How to Clean a Dog’s Ears Step-by-step

Dog grooming tips: how to clean a dog's ears

Dog’s ears collect dirt and without proper care this can result in smelly ears or painful ear infections. The dark, warm and moist conditions within the ear provides the ideal conditions for parasites and yeast infections, which can go unnoticed under the flap of the ear. Consequently, it is very important to clean your dog’s ears regularly and to check for any sign of parasites or infection.

Heat Stroke in Dogs: Prevention is Better than Cure

As things start hotting up, we need to take some time to think about the safety and welfare of our pets. Hot weather can cause sun burn, heat stress, and dehydration in pets, and can lead to heat stroke, which is often fatal. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of heat stroke in dogs.