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Crazy Canines, Inc.
(978) 230-1544
Tewksbury, MA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Muddy Paws
(781) 389-3427
Woburn, MA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Kitty Care & More
(978) 772-6537
Harvard, MA
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Bren-Lin Farm Pet Services
(978) 430-9236
Still River, MA
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, 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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Pet Sitters International

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FancyTails
(978) 957-7867
778 Hildreth st
Dracut, MA
Description
I have a beautiful shop added on to my house. a complete grooming would be a brush out/clippered hair cut, nails, ears,anals, 2 baths and a conditioner. We also have a hydro-surge and specialize in special shampoo's for your pet that needs extra special care for there skin. 2005 1st place winner terrier class "B" div. 2006 3rd place winner intermediate mixed and misc class (Shih-Tzu)! 2007 Rising Star Compitition Bronze Metal Handstripping class Terrier.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Professional Pet Sitting Etc.
(603) 888-8088
Hudson, NH
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Home Buddies, Boston NW
(781) 254-9492
Wakefield, MA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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All 4 Paws Pet Sitting LLC
(603) 432-4009
Derry, NH
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Pet Butler
(800) 738-2885
16 Biscayne Dr
Chelmsford, MA

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Happy Tails Pet Grooming & Spa
(978) 475-6860
7 Lupine RD
Andover, MA
Description
Our groomers and owner, Tina, Margareta and Andrea are committed pet lovers who endeavor to provide a friendly and enjoyable environment catering to all of your dog and cat grooming needs. We are grooming school graduates and past teacher will make every effort to ensure your pet enjoys the grooming procedure. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Open Monday-Saturday. Call 978-475-6860.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

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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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MA Equine Law

Massachusetts

Under Massachusetts law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to section 2D of chapter 128 of the General Laws.  (Sign posting required.)