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God's Gift Pet Sitting Services LLC
(301) 831-5014
Mount Airy, MD
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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O'Neill's Pet Sitting
(443) 794-3460
Manchester, MD
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Barks N Giggles N Whinnys Mobile Dog Grooming
(410) 751-9364
2085 Manchester Rd
Westminster, MD

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Perrin Pet Parlor LLC
(410) 635-2625
3190 Vista Ct
New Windsor, MD
Description
Professional pet grooming with a personal touch. Owner and skilled groomer, Hal Perrin, provides quality service and makes every effort to ensure your pet's comfort during the grooming procedure. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

A Dogs Day Off, LLC
(301) 929-1083
6742 Runkles Rd
Mount Airy, MD
Description
Dog groomer & trainer with over 35 years experience. Opened own business in 2008 for grooming and training. Master Groomer - 1973, Baltimore School of Dog Grooming, Canine Nutrition - 1992, Cornell University, CPR Canine Certified - 2004, Animal Behavior College
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

PET EXPERTS Professional Pet Services, LLC
(410) 504-2422
Owings Mills, MD
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Morning Breeze Farm Critter Sitter
(301) 758-8422
Sykesville, MD
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Sit Stay Style
(410) 598-3492
439 Sycamore Avenue
Westminster, MD
Description
Mobile pet grooming for cats and dogs at your doorstep. This stress free option keeps your pets from being crated at the salon all day and are usually back inside within about an hour! Specializing in senior, anxious, and special needs pets of ANY size!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Belquest
301-831-7507 or 410-795-8395
18745 Penn Shop Road
Mount Airy, MD
Description
Certified Master Groomer & Trainer that offers Professional All Breed Grooming Service for Dogs & Cats State-of-the-Art Grooming Facility 1974 Graduate of The National School of Dog Grooming,Certified Companion Aniaml Hygienist, Member of National Dog groomers Association of Americia Certified in Canine CPR,Canine Nutrition - 1992, Cornell University,
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Belquest Kennels & Cattery
301-831-7507 OR 410-795-8395
18745 Penn Shop Road
Mount Airy, MD
Description
All breed dog & cat grooming - by expert stylists awarding winning certified master groomers, We specialize in precision scissor cutting and breed specific Styling-hand stripping and show dogs. Full spa treatments available. Shed-Less Furminator treatment specialties! REDUCE SHEDDING up to 60 to 90%! The HydroSurgebathing & relaxing massage is wonderful and the pets LOVE it! NDGAA members.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

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Shoe for Rough Ground

 BY JENNIFER ZEHNDER • PHOTOS BY TED SHANKS

These four tips will help ensure your horse remains steady and sound over rocky terrain.

SHOE CLIPS
Unfortunately, says Shanks, clips received a bad rap from veterinarians back in the 1980s. At that time, not all farriers understood the science of applying the devices, and the technique remains a fear factor for most. Shanks and Teves prefer a handmade clip with a thicker base to the thin clips included on most factory shoes. Handmade clips “get in” the hoof to a small degree, rather than resting outside the hoof. The farriers burn, rather than hammer, clips into the hoof, and prefer to use quarter clips, which are located in the vicinity of the first and second nail holes on a hoof. This strategic setting keeps the shoe from being driven back. Hoof CareGOOD NAILS
It’s not always technique, but rather the location of the nail holes in a shoe that determine whether a nail “seats” well, Shanks says. Not only is finding a shoe that fits important for soundness, but so is finding one that has nail holes that meet a horse’s individual contours. A shoe with a nail hole close to the outside edge of the hoof is counter-productive for a horse with a low-angle hoof or steep hoof walls, Shanks says. When in doubt, farriers should build a shoe and punch their own holes for a truly custom fit.Hoof Care

PROPER FIT
Ill-fitting shoes work against your horse in rough terrain, exposing him to shoe loss, hoof damage and lameness. Manufactured horseshoes are available in hundreds of styles, sizes and weights, and farriers can also forge their own should ready-made products fail to provide the proper fit. The key is to purchase or build shoes that remain well-fit weeks after the final nail has been clenched, Teves says. Beveling the rough edges on each shoe further reduces snags.Hoof Care

POUR-IN PADS
Pads are the most common treatment for a tender- or sore-footed horse, and are also used to prevent soreness and injury. In rough country, h...

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