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Horse Grooming Services Mechanicsburg PA

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Brady's Pet Services
(717) 805-5569
Camp Hill, PA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, 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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Angie's Animal and Pet Sitting Service
(717) 383-1062
Lebanon, PA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Fresh Petz Grooming
(717) 918-1297
Raspberry Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA
Description
Grooming services available in my Mechanicsburg home. Calm, clean environment where your pet will receive the care they deserve without the stress of other dogs and cages. Fair prices and flexible hours, including weekends! I also offer pet sitting!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Tail Chasers Grooming
(717) 259-7024
503 West King Street
East Berlin, PA
Description
A complete full service grooming shop with a General Store feel. A complete line of products for your pet as well. Over 16 years experience, hours by appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services

PetSmart
(717) 795-2449
5900 Carlisle Pike
MECHANICSBURG, PA

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Lebanon Valley Pet Sitting
(717) 274-8609
Lebanon, PA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Angie's Bark Avenue
(717) 766-7400
4912 Louise Dr.
Mechanicsburg, PA
Description
Angie's Bark Avenue opened July 17,2006. We special in all breed dog/cat grooming. Already having 16 years experience in managing a shop and grooming pets you know your best friend will feel quite comfortable in our care. Come see our clean, calm and friendly atmosphere.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Best FURends Grooming
(717) 412-8470
106 Rife Street
Middletown, PA
Description
Complete grooming care for your dog or cat with over 10 years experience.Yor pet gets a lot of love and one on one time while they are in my care.A hometown grooming salon where you and your pet will enjoy being treated like one of my own.
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, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Waggoners Gap Pet Grooming
(717) 805-7972
4968 Waggoners Gap Rd.
Landisburg, PA
Description
Rachel Kennedy, groomer and owner, offers one on one personal attention to your pet in a quiet relaxing environment. Natural products used, modern equipment and training, flea and tick control, and deshedding. Evening appointments available. Open Monday-Friday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Groomingdale's
(717) 730-9890
49 S 8TH St
Lemoyne, 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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