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Horse Grooming Services Washington PA

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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
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Hot Diggity Dog Grooming
(724) 745-9313
28 Walker Rd
Canonsburg, PA
Description
Individual attention is my priority. I am a National Certified Master Groomer and am available by appt.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

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

Mary's Dog House
(412) 851-1111
4947 Library Rd
Bethel Park, PA

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Woody's Dog Wash & Boutique
(412) 714-4644
5843 Brownsville Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
 
DeLuca's Canine Country Club
(724) 941-3647
196 So. Spring Valley Rd.
Canonsburg, PA
Description
A full service salon and kennel offering dog grooming and boarding services by skilled professionals. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes nails and ear cleaning, then bathed with the appropriate shampoo for your particular dogs coat followed by a special conditioner. You'll find our groomers very patient and caring for your pets. We bath and groom all size.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Vet Referred, 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

Harley's Angels Pet Grooming
(724) 483-2939
204 Lookout Avenue
Charleroi, PA
Description
I Provide "One on One" Pet Grooming. I Treat Your Best Friend Like My Best Friend. I am a groomer because of my love for all animals. I respect and love all animals as if they were my own. You can relax knowing that when your pet is with me being groomed that he/she is in a peaceful setting, not stressed in a crate all day waiting to be groomed. I groom "By Appointment Only" ..to keep this promise.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred

Grand Slam Grooming
(412) 221-5081
2100 Bower Hill Rd
Scott Township, PA

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Pleasant Hills Pet Hospital
(412) 386-3515
171 Green Drive
Pittsburgh, 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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