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Sudz n Cutz
(419) 337-6667
16489 County Road F
Wauseon, OH
Description
A full service salon serving all sizes of dogs and cats. Your pet will be given first class service. Call for an appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services

Tiny Trims Small Animal Pet Grooming
(419) 877-5931
6630 Providence Street
Whitehouse, OH
Description
Pets must weigh less than 25 pounds. I groom fewer dogs per day, giving each and every pooch the individual attention that they deserve. My staggered appointment times mean a relaxed atmosphere with fewer dogs in the facility. This allows me to finish each pet from start to finish as they arrive so they no longer have to spend long hours waiting around in a cage Owner Jayne has 14 yrs experience.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services

Best Friends Pet Grooming
(419) 784-3647
8757 N State Route 66
Defiance, OH

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Home Away From Home, Petcare Services, LLC
(440) 563-5291
Rome, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Goldies Pet Sitting Service
(937) 239-4962
Bellbrook, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Hair Of The Dog
(419) 825-5510
223 N Main
Swanton, OH
Description
Professional one on one service for your beloved pet! 27 yrs experience. Supplements, toys, homemade treats, collars, leads, etc...member of NDGAA and Pet Sitters International. By appointment only. We now offer self service dog wash!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of Dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Kristi's Kanine Kuts
(419) 393-2229
23257 Watson Rd
Defiance, OH

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Little Buddies Pet Care, Ltd.
(614) 203-5884
Grove City, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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SouthPaw Pet Sitting
(330) 310-8001
Akron, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Pet Harbor Ltd
(440) 867-6414
Mentor, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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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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