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Horse Grooming Services Bethlehem PA

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Wag-N-Watch
(610) 248-4430
Allentown, PA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Puppy Love Pet Sitting
(908) 283-0369
Phillipsburg, NJ
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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PET PALS
(215) 715-7609
Dublin, PA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Bark N' Bubbles
(610) 262-0123
2354 Old Post Road Ste. 1
Coplay, PA
Description
Bark N' Bubbles is owned Brynn Haynes. She has been grooming for 8 years and specializes in hard to handle, and large breed pets. All pets are welcome and receive individualized care. There is no cage drying and your pet will not be caged at all. You pet will be treated as if it was our own. Lindsay and Steph will be happy to serve you as well. Lindsay has 2 years grooming experience and Steph has been bathing for two years and training to groom over the last 8 months.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Best Friends Grooming
(610) 258-1310
312 Newlins Road East
Easton, PA
Description
Welcome to Best Friends, also known asMiss Toni?s?, where you and your pet become part of our family. Our small shop is dedicated to providing stress free, individual attention so you can be assured your pet is safe and comfortable. Miss Toni has over 12 years experience and is our only groomer so you can expect the same quality and care with every visit. Nail clipping and smiles are free!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

In the Bag & Under the Ruf Pet Services
(610) 433-4051
Allentown, PA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Walking With Kim
(267) 404-2117
Perkasie, PA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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West End Grooming boutique
(610) 432-2570
1618 W Tilghman street
Allentown, PA
Description
Our professional Groomers will style your pet to your specific instructions. We never use or will use a tranquilizers. Short notice appointments are sometimes available. The best available products are used in the grooming process. We use only tearless shampoo. Our philosophy is focused on the comfort and safety of you pet. We want your pet's grooming experience to be pleasant and comfortable.
Services
Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Pawsitively Poochie LLC
(610) 502-0264
Pawsitively Poochie
Coplay, PA
Description
Pawsitively Poochie provides highly competitive, professional grooming services by a certified groomer. Our hours of operation are: Monday through Friday with evening appointments and weekend day appointments. Pawsitively Poochie is dedicated to providing the best in pet grooming needs.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Show Grooming Services

Bark'n Barber, Inc
(610) 336-0300
7568 Kernsville Road
Orefield, PA
Description
State of the art dog grooming salon that offers a relaxing and quient environment for your beloved pet! All natural products used, no pesticides and No Cages!! 12 years' professional experience. Veterinarian recommended. Days, evenings and weekend appointments available.

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Pre-Purchase Evaluation Process

1. Start at the tip of the horse's nose, putting hands on every single part of the horse's body. Note to a scribe or assistant any variants from normal.

2. Evaluate eyes, ears, nose, throat, lungs, heart, and skin using appropriate tools. Pay particular attention to the joints, feet, and legs of performance horses.

3. Repeat step 2.

4. Draw blood for initial blood counts of the horse at rest. Evaluate profile for liver and kidney function, red and white cell count, muscle enzymes, and any other checks the buyer requests.

5. Weigh the horse. Measure the horse. Document markings.

6. Move to the 100-foot, firm-surfaced, covered longing pen. Longe horse in a specific gait sequence for 12 to 15 minutes, or longer if the horse is an endurance prospect. Listen to heart and lungs again. Draw second blood sample to measure red blood cell counts and hemoglobin, comparing the at exercise profile to the at rest profile.

7. Conduct flexion tests on all joints, grading each joint on each limb separately. The horse is trotted from and to the veterinarian after holding the isolated joint for one minute. The veterinarian will note a score of 0 to 5 at five points of the trot cycle, resulting in an ideal (but rare) score of 00000 (a sound horse).

8. Reattach the longe line and send the horse around again for another 10 to 12 minutes in a specific gait sequence to gauge soundness during extended work.

9. If appropriate, saddle or harness the horse and watch a performance sessio...

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Take Off the Edge


In the September 2004 Western Horseman print feature "Defensive Care," Indiana equine practitioner Timothy Bartlett, D.V.M., offers advice on preventing lower-leg injuries in performance horses. Two of his tips are to properly condition and warm up your horse.

Longeing is a common technique used to work the fresh off horses and to get horses in shape. What you might not realize, however, is that out-of-control longeing - whether the horse is on or off a line - can cause body misalignments, such as canted shoulders and hips, which strains leg tissues and puts a horse at risk for losing his balance and injuring himself.

In this online bonus, Bartlett explains how to bit up your horse and work him in a controlled manner from the ground. His technique also enhances your handle on a horse when you're ready to ride.

Saddle your horse and bridle him with snaffle bit. Place a rein on each bit ring and tie the reins to the saddle horn at a point they make light contact with your horse's mouth. This encourages him to flex at the poll, round his back and drive off his hindquarters for collected movement.


Next, run a 30-foot lariat through the left bit ring, over your horse's poll and down through the right bit ring, and snap it to itself, as shown in Photos 1 and 2. This configuration enhances your control, plus helps keep your horse balanced as he moves, thereby reducing strains and injury.

Longe your horse in a safe enclosure, such as a corral or round pen, b...

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