Archive for January, 2020

Spring Chick Deliveries

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Spring CSpring Chick Deliveries hick deliveries arrive at Kissimmee Valley Feed’s second location (215 13th Street, Saint Cloud 34769) around February 12th. Here are some of the chick types we are expecting:

Rhode Island Reds
Easter Egger
Black Silver Laced Wyandotte
Black Australorp

We strongly advise that you call the store prior to making a visit to confirm delivery, type of chicks and the number available.

Watch our Facebook page! We’ll keep you updated.

Are you set up for a successful chicken coop? We carry all the chicken supplies you need to raise a healthy flock like chick feeders, chick waterers, heat lamps and more!

Kissimmee Valley Feed carries a variety of chicken coops for your baby chicks. Stop by to visit us and find the perfect chicken supplies!

For questions about spring chick deliveries, chick types or anything else, please feel free to visit us, give us a call at 407-892-4040.

Pet Dental Month Savings

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Check out the Pet Dental Month Savings at  Kissimmee Valley Feed going on throughout February 2020. Save 10% off specials on all of our dental supplies for dogs and cats at our second store location.

Kissimmee Valley Feed
215 13th Street
St. Cloud, FL 34769
Phone: 407-892-4040

Some of the sale items include:

Tropiclean water additive
Nutri Vet Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Tropiclean Dental Chews

According to the AVMA, dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.

Oral health in dogs and cats

Your pet’s teeth should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.

Have your pet’s teeth checked sooner if you observe any of the following problems:

  • bad breath
  • broken or loose teeth
  • extra teeth or retained baby teeth
  • teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
  • abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
  • reduced appetite or refusal to eat
  • pain in or around the mouth
  • bleeding from the mouth
  • swelling in the areas surrounding the mouth

Some pets become irritable when they have dental problems, and any changes in your pet’s behavior should prompt a visit to your veterinarian. Always be careful when evaluating your pet’s mouth, because a painful animal may bite.

Causes of pet dental problems

Although cavities are less common in pets than in people, they can have many of the same dental problems that people can develop:

  • broken teeth and roots
  • periodontal disease
  • abscesses or infected teeth
  • cysts or tumors in the mouth
  • malocclusion, or misalignment of the teeth and bite
  • broken (fractured) jaw
  • palate defects (such as cleft palate)

Find out more here. 

Rabbit Tattoo Workshop

Friday, January 24th, 2020
10:00 am

rabbit tattoo workshopJoin Kissimmee Valley Feed for a Rabbit Tattoo Workshop on Saturday, Feb 1 from 1o am to 2 pm. Get your rabbit ready for show season, all rabbits in your rabbitry should be tattooed for identification purposes.

Identifying your rabbit with a tattoo can help prove ownership and deter others from stealing your rabbit.

The cost for each rabbit tattoo is $5, cash only and payable at the workshop.

Workshop Location: 
Kissimmee Valley Feed Companion Animal Center
215 13th Street
St. Cloud, FL 34769


New Purina Horse Treats

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Show your horses (and their bellies!) some love with Purina Outlast Horse Treats. These treats contain the Outlast Gastric Support Supplement that helps support optimal gastric pH.

Purina Outlast Gastric Support Supplement has been researched at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center and is a perfect complement to any horse’s diet. Your horse will love this great-tasting treat, and you will feel great knowing that you are helping to support their gastric health.

  • Includes Outlast gastric support supplement
  • Horses love the taste!
  • Convenient at home or on the road

Purina Carb Conscious Horse Treats are a  great tasting treat that is low in both starch and sugar. Carb Conscious Treats were researched at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center and are a perfect nutritional complement to any horse feed, even for horses with metabolic concerns. You can feel good rewarding (or just spoiling) all of your horses!

Available at Kissimmee Valley Feed store number 1, 1501 Eastern Ave, Saint Cloud, FL 34769

Is Your Cattle Mineral Program Working?

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

The fuel gauge quickly tells you when your truck needs more gas to keep running, but it’s not that simple to gauge your cow’s nutritional needs. Use these questions to determine if your cattle mineral program is helping your cows achieve reproductive success.

1. How much cattle mineral should I feed?Purina Cattle Mineral Program

Weather, forage quality and seasonality all impact cattle mineral consumption. On average, cattle should consume four ounces of mineral per head per day. Your cattle mineral should contain a proper balance of all 14 essential macro and micro minerals to help address forage deficiencies and meet cattle nutrition requirements year-round. Both loose cattle mineral and mineral tubs can meet these requirements.

2. Should I Feed Cattle Mineral Seasonally or Year-Round?

Feed cattle mineral year-round for optimal breeding results. Constant access to mineral helps guarantee cattle nutrition, despite seasonal changes in forage quality. Just because you commit to a year-round mineral program doesn’t mean you have to use the same formula of mineral all year long. In fact, you can switch up mineral formulas to meet seasonal needs. You might use Wind and Rain® Fly Control Mineral to combat seasonal horn flies, or Wind and Rain® Hi Mag Mineral when cattle are at risk for grass tetany.

3. What Does Cattle Mineral Deficiency Look Like? 

Outward appearance says a lot. Take a critical look at your cattle mineral program if you notice any signs of mineral deficiency, including:

  • Cattle look rough overall
  • Dull, rough haircoat
  • Cloudy, watery eyes
  • Whites of eyes look yellow
  • Lethargic, discontent or uneasy disposition
  • Considerable physical variation between cows

If some cows look good and others don’t, it could mean you aren’t offering enough mineral, or the mineral isn’t palatable, causing reduced intake.

4. How Do I Know If My Cattle Mineral Program Is Affecting Breeding Results?

This gets tricky. You might think your breeding program is working just fine, but it’s possible your cows aren’t living up to their full potential. Don’t settle for just OK.

Ask yourself the following:

  • Are cows breeding back?
  • How many cows breed back in the first heat cycle?
  • Is the breeding season longer than 85 days?
  • Are conception rates over 90 percent?

When cows aren’t efficiently breeding back and staying bred, your calving season gets longer, affecting your calf crop uniformity and your bottom line. Break the cycle by providing a proven cattle mineral, like Wind and Rain® Mineral.

Contact us, we can help you with your mineral plan.

Source: Kent Tjardes, Ph.D.



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