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Excessive Panting And Drooling Can Be A Life-Threatening Sign That You Shouldn’t Ignore. Read More!

Dogs do not have the ability to sweat all over their bodies like we do. They only sweat on areas that are not covered in fur, such as their paw pads and their noses. Because of this, they rely on panting to cool down in hot temperatures. It’s a fairly poor cooling system, which means we need to be aware of the warning signs of overheating so that we can care for our pups properly.

We have all heard the horror stories of dogs being left in hot cars, and suffering from heatstroke or death after only a few minutes. Heatstroke can occur from a number of different sources. Overexertion in hot temperatures, being left in a hot car, and walking on hot pavement are all bad ideas for your dog.

A dog’s normal temperature is 101.5 degrees.  A degree up or down is a normal fluctuation, but anything more than that in either direction is a cause for concern. It doesn’t take long for a dog to overheat. As little as 10 minutes inside a parked car can be deadly to some dogs. Be aware of the signs of overheating so that you can react appropriately!

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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RESISTANT FREE PARASITES (WORMS) EQUINE DONKEY ROPE HALTER FOR SALE

RESISTANT FREE PARASITES (WORMS) EQUINE DONKEY ROPE HALTER FOR SALE

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Are you frustrated trying to find a halter to fit your donkey?

The Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC is proud to introduce the worlds first quality Yacht rope halter created to fit a donkey not a horse!  Our rope halter is made from quality material yacht rope, brass screw on snap with a leather end attached to the lead line. The brass snap and leather end helps in training your donkey without abuse.

The Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC rope halter is made by hand in the USA, our contractor makes each halter by hand to fit your mini, standard and Mammoth donkey.  We use only the best quality materials and we ensure you have a perfect fit for you donkey’s head not a horse.

How Can I Order?

Select Our Store price includes tax and shipping anywhere in the USA. If you would like to ship out of the USA ask me for a quote for shipping. Shipping is economical anywhere in the world. Send me an e-mail to Melody@DonkeyWhisperer.com for a quote from our farm to your farm.

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A perfect donkey rope halter will fit snug under the jaw. Your donkey will love our halter!

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How Can I Clean My Donkey Whisperer Farm’s rope halter?

Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and let dry. Our halter will never mold as it is made from Yacht rope. Choose from ten brilliant colors for your donkey, take your donkey for a walk or a show wearing only the best. No more chain is required under the chin with a flat halter that does not fit. Our halter has pressure points to fit a foal to a full-grown mini or standard donkey. The Mammoth halter will be custom-made to fit your Mammoth donkeys head as each Mammoth has a unique head. Our lead line is perfect not too long. If you request a 12 foot lead line for your mini or standard we can accommodate. All Mammoth halter come with a 12 foot lead line, unless you request a shorter lead line.

Please never leave any halter flat, breakaway or rope halter on your donkey, horse or mule while not in 100% attendance to avoid death or self-mutilation. Additionally the halter can grow into the face. Wearing a dirty halter is not fun for your equine. Please if you need help training your equine give me a try. I teach you how to train your donkey, mule or horse to catch you. 

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How Can I Order?

Select Our Store price includes tax and shipping anywhere in the USA. If you would like to ship out of the USA ask me for a quote for shipping. Shipping is not bad as our rope halter with matching lead line is light but effective.  Thank you for supporting our small business!

Donkeys can play pretty rough as you can see OBOE and TUBA (rescue donkeys) playing below. 

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Melody Johnson, Owner of Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

P.O. Box 248

Sequim, WA 98382

360 620-5868

E-mail me at Melody@DonkeyWhisperer.com for a quote to ship to your farm anywhere in the world.

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Thinking About Colic for Donkeys, Horses and Mules


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Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Posted by on March 20, 2016 in 2016, animals, donkey, horse

 

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New Study – Wait At Least A Year To Neuter Your Male Dog CANCER

New Study – Wait At Least A Year To Neuter Your Male Dog CANCER

Hello friends,

In loving memory of our big dog Sampson a rescue from Pet Finders. GOD has one more angel in heaven, we love you and miss you big dog!

As you may or not recall we buried our big dog Sampson from Cancer last November. Sampson was a rescue who was neutered at eight weeks old by the humane society. I was surprised to learn that cancer in male dogs is linked to neutering too early. As always do your homework before making any decisions. All dogs must have fences. It is the responsibility of the owner to keep the dog on our property. A male dog that is not neutered will go looking for a place to make more dogs.

I am not a breeder nor a show person. My animals are part of our family we want each one to live a full life and stay as healthy as possible. Share the news and safe a life.

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Should you neuter your dog, and if so, when?

If you are a bottom-line kind of person, and want your male dog to live as long as possible but don’t want to read the rest of the article, the answer is still yes — but wait until he is at least a year old.

If you are breeding or showing your dog, do not neuter him. Breeding and neutering are not used in the same sentence for obvious reasons. If you are showing your dog, you already know that shows like to see dogs with all of their parts. If your dog will be an athlete or a hunting dog, you may also want to consider not neutering your dog.

That’s because cancers we once thought were preventable by neutering, such as prostate cancer, are now thought to be increased by neutering. And there is now no doubt that large-breed dogs who are neutered suffer more bone and spleen cancers than those who are not.

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Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Posted by on March 18, 2016 in 2016, animals, Dog, family, farm

 

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Never Clip The Whiskers Off A Horse, Donkey or Mule


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In the midst of the marshmallow-soft skin are scattered, course hairs, called vibrissae, or tactile hairs. These whiskers are a result of millions of years of evolution to help horses sense their environment.whiskersssss

They’re HAIRS, not sensory organs. If they were truly connected to nerve endings, it would be painful to cut them.

They’re used much like a cat’s whiskers for spacial placing, but it’s simply not true it hurts, makes horses eat toxic plants, or causes mental distress to cut them off.

Cutting those hairs can lead to injuries as a result of horses failing to avoid obstacles near their faces. Because horse’s eyes are set on the side of their heads. they have a blind spot in front of and right under their noses. So, their whiskers act as a sort of “third eye” helping them to negotiate objects close to their noses, such as food, water and the ground, avoiding injury and making sure they don’t eat the wrong thing.

For example we sometimes have some small rocks in the alfalfa hay we feed, and when the horses are done eating every single leaf of hay is gone, but the rocks remain.

Now that you know why some European countries have banned whisker clipping, do you think it should happen here, too?

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Here on the Donkey Whisperer Farm we do not show, we let our donkeys lose their beautiful fur coat when they are ready. I give each of my donkeys a crew cut and that’s it. I wait until we are in the 60’s in the Pacific Northwest, WA.

Please understand if you trim to soon and it is cold your donkey will need blankets, and the insects will make them bleed. The donkey is very smart, we choose to let them loose their fur coat when ready. We never trim the whiskers ever on our donkeys or horses.

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Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Posted by on December 5, 2015 in 2015, animals, donkey, health, horse, mule

 

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Donkeys Evolved From The Desert, LOW SUGAR DIET


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Apples and Pears Are Ripe In Sequim, WA


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Apple Season has arrived! As great as they may be for humans this is not great for the domesticated Donkey, Mule or Horse. In fact this may cause DEATH from Colic and/or a huge amount of stress, tears, vet cost or even burying the beloved equine (Donkey, horse or mule).

Never feed grass clippings or bread to your horse, donkey or mule.

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Donkeys, Horses and Mules get Sick, belly aches and gas from eating too many apples! Eating too much human food can increase their risk for colic.boysballoons2015

This is one of the most important posts I can write. I will do my best to write it in a way to educate and not offend people as the equine (donkey, horse or mule) need us humans to learn. In fact their lives depend on it!

When you drive by a farm please do not throw bread, apples, pears, watermelon, or garbage over the fence at the farm animals.

Horses, donkeys and mules will die of colic if not treated quickly! Bread will get wrapped in their intestine and they can die.

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Over feeding of sugar for the desert equine the donkey is a NO, NO. These donkeys are on strict diets or they should be in domestication as they evolved from the desert. Meaning they can’t eat tons of sugar products. They really need a diet of low sugar/protein hay, clean water, a buddy, no sugar vitamin and toys. Our hay is tested to come in at 7% sugar.

Our equine (donkeys and horses) have their teeth done, vet care, hoof care and eat a strict diet. In fact we cut their pasture down low so they really don’t get any nutrition out of our farm land.

Why? Our farm is not planted with the right hay for the easy keeper the donkey yet. One day we will plant and use our irrigation, not today.

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 Please never stop and feed any equine anything without the permission of the owner.

Throwing apples or any food over the fence of an equestrian farm can cause death or a huge vet bill for the owners not to mention emotional stress, tears. Equine can die from colic!!!!!

If your equine live near any fruit tree keep them away from the tree. If your equine live near a road of city folks place signs, PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE Donkeys, Horses and video cameras. This will help.

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We have video surveillance on the Donkey Whisperer Farm and signs stating DO NOT FEED THE HORSES AND DONKEYS and still I have to tell people not to feed my equine. This is a huge problem and one I think most people who do not own equine just do not understand. You think you are sharing love, in fact you could kill the sweet Donkey, Horse or Mule living near you.

Thank you for sharing and caring!
Rio Johnson the Mammoth donkey, our three mini donkeys and two rescue standard donkeys, two horses. 

Melody Johnson
Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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