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Pet Sitters Plus
(412) 628-7677
Pittsburgh, PA
Services
Pet Massage, 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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Pet Sitters International

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Faithful Friends Pet Sitting Service, Inc.
(412) 330-0050
Glenshaw, PA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Carrie's Home Safe Pet Sitting Service
(724) 225-9962
Trafford, PA
Services
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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Pet Sitters International

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Furry Tail's Pet grooming and Photographs
(412) 596-5419
125 Spring Grove Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Description
13 years experience. All dog breeds welcome. Pick up and delivery available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Grand Slam Grooming, Inc.
(412) 221-5081
2100 Bower Hill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Description
Owned and operated by DeAnne & Otto Orive, Grand Slam Grooming is a brand new state of the art grooming salon, located in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. DeAnne, an IPG Certified Master Groomer offers grooming services for all dog & cat breeds. We are open Monday Saturday Offering early morning drop offs for our customers convenience. Please call for an appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

King of Pet Care, LLC
(412) 726-8876
Pittsburgh, PA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, 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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Pampered Petcare
(412) 249-8160
Carnegie, PA
Services
Pet Massage, 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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Pinky's Pet Parlour
(412) 682-1050
4510 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
Description
Pittsburgh's NEW trendy pet parlour located in Bloomfield. We offer 1 Hour Bath Service, flea treatments, Dog walking, pet birthdays and weddings, and our fresh made dog treats in our barkery! Call us or email.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services

Paws-Itively Pets
(412) 371-7297
1124 South Braddock Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
Description
We are a full service canine and feline grooming salon located in the heart of Regent Square. Large dogs are welcome. Marge and Sue are graduates of an accredited grooming school. Open Tuesday through Saturday by appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Show Grooming Services

Precious Paws Pet Salon, Inc.
(412) 319-0048
382 Carol Avenue
Bridgeville, PA
Description
A first class, full service salon for all your pet grooming needs, including; hand scissoring, shedless treatment (Furminator), teeth brushing, nail trimming and speciality concierge services. Open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday-Saturday.
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, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show 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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