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Home and Happy Pet Sitting
(614) 403-2144
Columbus, OH
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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LuvPup Pet Sitting & Dog Training LLC
(614) 863-8603
Reynoldsburg, OH
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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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
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Top Knot-ch Dog Grooming
(614) 394-2311
1458 Chelmsford Square South
Columbus, OH
Description
All breeds and mixed breeds groomed by a certified groomer. Full service grooming including bathing, brushing, nails, ear cleaning, and styling. Your pets will feel as comfortable in my home as they do yours. Hours by appointment only, Monday-Friday and one Saturday per month. Call for details.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

All About The Dogs Pet Wash and Grooming
(614) 444-9274
207 Thurman Ave.
Columbus, OH
Description
All About the Dogs does something pet owners can appreciate: it gives them a place to bathe their dogs without clogging their bathtub drains, having water splashed all over the place and stinking up the good bath towels. Cindy Hunter opened her self- and full-serve dog wash business several months ago with exactly those considerations in mind."

Brenda's Pet Sitting Service
(614) 832-3891
Columbus, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Atomic Dog Pet Services
(740) 816-5881
Delaware, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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The Dogfather - Mobile Dog Grooming
(614) 260-5900
614 Dogfather Ln.
Columbus, OH

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Lynn's Pretty Pooch
(614) 231-8606
860 South Yearling Road
Columbus, OH
Description
Professional groomers with 50 years combined experience with all breeds of dogs and cats. We have been in the same location for 37 years and have recently added a location to the New Albany, Westerville, Sunbury and Johnstown areas with one centralized location. We love our clients like they are own and treat them with special care. We can't wait to meet your baby!

Uncle Keith's Doggie Daycare LLC
(614) 443-1414
1275 South Front Street
Columbus, OH
Description
Uncle Keith provides a positive and supervised environment for dogs to play and interact with other dogs. Our services include daycare, grooming, and boarding. We employ only skilled, experienced, and professional groomers that are commited to groom your dog with love, care, and respect. We do accept clients that are not enrolled in Daycare. Please call for appointments and additional information.

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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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