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5 Goat Essentials You Can Find on Amazon

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Keeping your goats in tip-top shape demands having the right supplies close by. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound d of cure," are words to live by when tending to your caprine companions!  But what if you're stuck in the middle of nowhere, miles away from a farm store, or your goats need gear ASAP and can't wait for the slowest snail-mail delivery? Fear not! This article's got your back, serving up the lowdown on must-have goat goodies straight from the convenience of Amazon

1. Digital Thermometer - This is a must-have for any goat owner. One of the most important assessments you can make on an ill or injured goat is checking their temperature. Normal goat temperatures run from 101.5 F -103.5 F. If a goat's running less than 100 F it is important not to feed them until you get their temperature back above 100 F.

Digital Thermometer

2. Nitrile Gloves - Goats can be messy so gloves are another important to have on hand ( and on your hands... see what I did there?) If you have pregnant goats and are worried you may end up having your hand up the business end of a goat, you can get full sleeve veterinary gloves. Otherwise, the usual nitrile gloves will be fine. 

Nitrile Gloves

3. Hoof Trimmers - Everyone loves a good manicure, even goats. Hooves need to be trimmed on average every 4-6 weeks. Time between trims can vary depending on factors such as diet and terrain. My favorite trimmers are Silverline by Capralite but if you're looking for a more reasonably priced option, Zenport makes a reliable pair as well. Now if you're looking for the Cadillac of hoof trimmers, then the Hoof Boss if what your heart desires. 

4. Syringes and needles- You should always consult a vet before administering any treatment, but there are some medications that goat owners have on hand, such as Vitamin B complex, which are injectable. There are also times you may have to use a syringe to give medicine or liquids by mouth. Amazon allows you to buy syringes at lower cost than the local farm store. 

5. Scratching Post Panels - Ever seen a goat in a springtime itchathon? Those fuzzy fellas go wild rubbing and scratching, shedding their winter fluff like it's going out of style. That's where these panels with soft spikes become a game changer– they are a  goat's very own back-scratcher deluxe! Because let's face it, we've all suffered the agony of an unreachable itch, and goats are no exception!


*** Above is a pic of our goats using one of the panels we attached to their playground

This isn't a comprehensive list of supplies but it does give you an idea of how accessible goat supplies can be and the items listed above are ones you should hav eon hand at all times. By investing in the right products, you'll create a safe and nurturing environment for your goats, ensuring their well-being and happiness. 

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