Horse Grooming Services Latrobe PA

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Carrie's Home Safe Pet Sitting Service
(724) 225-9962
Trafford, PA
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Dogs By Design
(724) 527-2231
500 Harrison Avenue
Jeannette, PA
A full service holistic spa offering grooming, spa services such as Blueberry Facials with mini face massage and Almond Exfoliating Scrub, canine massage, reiki, and canine massage workshops. All pets pampered and given individual attention. Small pets in and out in 2 hours or less! Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday by appointment. Also specializing in natural nutrition for cats & dogs. We offer frozen raw diets as well as super-premium canned and kibble.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Gentle Grooming with Donna at KT Pets
(412) 759-3249
403 Main St
Irwin, PA
Tired of Grooming Shop Assembly Lines? Visit Gentle Grooming for one on one attention, one dog at a time. Most dogs done in 2 hours or less. No cage dryers used. Premium shampoos and conditioners used on every dog. Striving to make your dog's grooming a safe and stressfree experience.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

All About Dogs
(724) 925-1577
121 Post Ave Ste A
New Stanton, PA

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Cassie's Top Dog Grooming
(724) 863-1569
70 Carpenter Ln
Irwin, PA

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McMillen's House Of Dog Grooming
(724) 838-1237
1529 Parr St.
Greensburg, PA
Owner and the groomer your pet gets the same groomer all the time. Clipper Vac Clipping System, hand scissoring, nail clipping, fluff drying, flea control, show cuts. All breeds.Mon. - Sat. by appointment.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Show Grooming Services

Pampered Pet Palace
(724) 887-7300
142 Airport Road
Mount Pleasant, PA
Caring dog and cat grooming professional that also runs a boarding kennel. Certified dog obedience trainer. Open Mon - Sat. Pets get a full service groom including nails, ears and double bath with friendly service.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Clippingdale's Elite Pet
(724) 327-9233
3700 William Penn Hwy
New Alexandria, PA

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Heather's Best Dog Gone Salon
(724) 523-3454
205 Carbon St
Penn, PA

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Jan's Paws-N-Claws
(724) 479-3788
90 E Tennyson St
Homer City, 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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