Cold Weather Products Available at Burns Feed Store To Help Improve Winter Comfort

Cold Weather Products Improve Winter Comfort

 

Winter has arrived and the National Weather Service is predicting another cold, wet, and windy season for the Pacific Northwest. Burns Feed Store carries a wide variety of products that can help get you through this winter warmly, comfortably and safely. We have cold weather products for your home, farm, pets and livestock.

For You and the Home:

–Wood pellet fuel for pellet stoves.

–Rain gear, rubber boots, warm work gloves.

–Hi-Vis Bomber jackets (water proof, insulated, reflective).

–Ice traction grips for shoes, boots.

–Thermometers, rain gauges.

–O’Keeffe’s Working Hands crème, Body Lotion, Foot crème, and lip balm for dry, chapped, and cracked skin.

For Pets:

–Pet beds and pillows.

–Heated pet bowls, beds, and buckets.

–Bedding material: straw, wood shavings.

–Dog coats  xs-xxl (water proof, insulated, reflective).

–Super premium pet foods and treats.

–Collars, leashes, and health care products.

For Home and Farm:

–Ice melt granules, salt, and sand for sidewalks and driveways.

–Snow shovels.

–Faucet covers, pipe insulation, and pipe heating cable.

–Frost-free hydrants.

–Deicer sprays for windows and door locks.

–Electric utility space heaters.

–Wild bird feed, suet, and wildlife feeds.

 

For Livestock:

–Quality feed and hay, protein blocks, mineral supplements.

–Bedding materials: straw, wood shavings, bedding pellets.

–Equine blankets and turn-outs.

–Stock tank deicers, water warmers.

–Heated buckets and tubs.

–Heat lamps and heat (infra-red) bulbs.

–Heated poultry waterers, heated water bottles for small animals.

Please call or stop by Burns Feed Store to check out these great products. Our employees can assist you in choosing the appropriate items to get you, your home, farm, and animals through winter in a safe, warm, and comfortable manner.

 

 

 

 

Ear Care For Your Pets

Ear Care In Pets

 

One of the many tasks we have to deal with when taking care of our pets is ear care. When owners take care of their pets ears, the main goal is to prevent infections and reduce odor. Knowing what products are available and how they work is important for pet owners to know how to properly care for our pets ears.

There are both powdered and liquid formulas to help dry up and cleanse the ears of your pets.

The most common ingredient in ear cleansing products is isopropyl alcohol, which aids in drying the ear.  A drier environment is thought to provide less opportunity for bacteria, yeast or fungus to grow, helping to prevent infections.  However, if the ears are already red and sore, this alcohol can sting, leaving the pet in pain and making them weary the next time it is time for ear maintenance.

There are also natural formulas that can be found, consisting of ingredients like apple cider vinegar, chamomile, tea tree oil and marigold.  These natural products are non-stinging, alcohol-free formulas meant to prevent itchy, smelly ears and wax buildup.

There are many different brands and formulations that can all help in assisting with ear cleaning, so come into Burns Feed Store and ask us to help with your specific situation.

Another factor to think of when dealing with animals who have ear issues, is what is causing those issues. Some breeds of dogs naturally have build up in their ears and have chronic problems.  A large number of animals  however have ear issues due to yeast build up that is caused by food allergies.

It can be difficult to pinpoint what is causing ear issues, but if you are having a continued battle with ear issues and are continuing to use ear medicine only to have the issue arise again, come talk to someone here at Burns Feed Store about the current diet your animal is on and how that could be causing specific food allergies in your pets!