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Fur Paws Pet Care
(443) 631-5579
Baltimore, MD
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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PET EXPERTS Professional Pet Services, LLC
(410) 504-2422
Owings Mills, MD
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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O'Neill's Pet Sitting
(443) 794-3460
Manchester, MD
Services
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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Bark-N-Style
(410) 265-5807
8824A Dogwood Road
Windsor Mill, MD
Description
Bark-N-Style is a professional full service grooming salon that comes to you in the convenience of your driveway. We provide a friendly and enjoyable emvironment catering to all of your pets grooming needs. Evening and weekends appointments available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

All Sitting Pretty Dog Grooming Spa
(443) 804-4050
7700 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD
Description
Gentle and stress free grooming. We groom each pet to bring out thier personality and best features. Timid and shy dogs love our easy handling. Vistit our site or email us.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Barks and Blooms
(443) 655-5882
Baldwin, MD
Services
Specialty Pet Products, 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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My Lady's Manor Pet Sitting
(410) 666-5577
Monkton, MD
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Happy-Pet LLC
(410) 280-2940
Annapolis, MD
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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SoBo Dog Daycare And Spa
(410) 539-7626
1624 Beason Street
Baltimore, MD
Description
We are a doggie daycare, we also offer overnights and grooming, Our groomer Jamie has over 8 years experience grooming dogs, she is a very committed groomer, We are making Appointments monday-friday 10:00am-5:00pm And Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services

Puttin on the Dog, Inc
(410) 744-3776
28 Bloomsbury Ave.
Catonsville, MD
Description
Professional grooming services for dogs and cats performed by NDGA and PIJAC Certified groomers. We take pride in providing a fun atmosphere where you pet is truly pampered. We groom by appointment only. All new customers must have an initial consultation before an appointment is booked.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

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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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