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Horse Grooming Services Lancaster PA

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Animal Nanny Pet Sitting, Inc.
(717) 664-4355
Manheim, PA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Wags Wash and Groom Spa
(717) 517-8615
146 College Avenue
Lancaster, PA
Description
WAGS offers friendly full service dog grooming at reasonable prices in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Because WAGS is a small shop you won?t get lost in the shuffle and your dog will be treated like family.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Ears to Rears
(717) 799-5149
148 S Broad St
Lititz, PA
Description
At Ears to Rears, grooming dogs is our passion. Our highest priority is the health, well being of "the best dog in the world YOURS. When you see beautiful dogs on TV, remember a professional groomer keeps them that way. Good old fashion tried, true skills, commons sense are used. and yes, we are able to work with Corded Coats. Be assured when we are done your canine partner is ready to go from Ears to Rears.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Shelly's Pampered Pets
(717) 880-4071
172 S Broad St
York, PA
Description
Can currently do most dogs in my home. Please call or email to set up a time - very flexible - can also offer pick up and delivery within a 10 mile radius at no extra charge!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Neffsville Veterinary Clinic
(717) 569-5381
2555 Lititz Pike
Lancaster, PA
 
Oscar's Pet Resort of Greenfield, Inc.
(717) 397-0726
521 Willow Road
Lancaster, PA
Description
All inclusive service pet resort offering professional pet grooming inour modern, state of the art grooming shop. Your pet will be groomed by our professional groomer who is a graduate from the PA Academy of Pet Grooming. We are open Monday thru Friday. Saturdays available as needed.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Just 4 Petz
(717) 330-9200
1103 Williamsburg Rd
Lancaster, PA
Description
Our groomer and owner, Cyndi Cox, is committed to providing convenient, one-on-one professional pet care for your dog or cat at your home or office, while always keeping their pet's best interest and safety as her priority. Providing a relaxed, low-stress environment to ensure your dog or cat's comfort puts Just 4 Petz a bark above the rest! Daytime Appointments available, Monday thru Friday, serving Lancaster and surrounding communities.

Erin's Pet Grooming
(717) 755-4103
614 Kreutz Creek Rd
York, PA
Description
Cats, dogs and small animals. Bully breeds OK.Problem pets OK. Full service groom. Bath,clip,nails, teeth, anal glands, deflea and deskunk.I give individual attention during private appts.No mass drop offs, no cage dryers, no one size fits all cut or treatment.Flexible hours, easy to get in.By appointment only. Located just 1 mile off US 30 Hellam exit.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Fuzzy Mutts Dog Grooming
(717) 271-1381
739 Locust Street
Denver, PA
Description
Our groomer and owner, Jenn, is looking to pamper all pets for a reasonable price. She is a grooming school graduate, has a degree in Animal Science as well as several years of mobile grooming, pet sitting and veterinary experience before opening a home studio. Appointments only available on Saturday and Sundays. We do also offer mobile grooming option if needed.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

A Pooch Parlor
(717) 285-5826
1200 Corporate Blvd
Lancaster, PA

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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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