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God's Gift Pet Sitting Services LLC
(301) 831-5014
Mount Airy, MD
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, 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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Barks N Giggles N Whinnys Mobile Dog Grooming
(410) 751-9364
2085 Manchester Rd
Westminster, MD

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Perrin Pet Parlor LLC
(410) 635-2625
3190 Vista Ct
New Windsor, MD
Description
Professional pet grooming with a personal touch. Owner and skilled groomer, Hal Perrin, provides quality service and makes every effort to ensure your pet's comfort during the grooming procedure. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Belquest
301-831-7507 or 410-795-8395
18745 Penn Shop Road
Mount Airy, MD
Description
Certified Master Groomer & Trainer that offers Professional All Breed Grooming Service for Dogs & Cats State-of-the-Art Grooming Facility 1974 Graduate of The National School of Dog Grooming,Certified Companion Aniaml Hygienist, Member of National Dog groomers Association of Americia Certified in Canine CPR,Canine Nutrition - 1992, Cornell University,
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, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Morning Breeze Farm Critter Sitter
(301) 758-8422
Sykesville, MD
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, 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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Sit Stay Style
(410) 598-3492
439 Sycamore Avenue
Westminster, MD
Description
Mobile pet grooming for cats and dogs at your doorstep. This stress free option keeps your pets from being crated at the salon all day and are usually back inside within about an hour! Specializing in senior, anxious, and special needs pets of ANY size!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

A Dogs Day Off, LLC
(301) 929-1083
6742 Runkles Rd
Mount Airy, MD
Description
Dog groomer & trainer with over 35 years experience. Opened own business in 2008 for grooming and training. Master Groomer - 1973, Baltimore School of Dog Grooming, Canine Nutrition - 1992, Cornell University, CPR Canine Certified - 2004, Animal Behavior College
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, Pet Daycare Services

Belquest Kennels & Cattery
301-831-7507 OR 410-795-8395
18745 Penn Shop Road
Mount Airy, MD
Description
All breed dog & cat grooming - by expert stylists awarding winning certified master groomers, We specialize in precision scissor cutting and breed specific Styling-hand stripping and show dogs. Full spa treatments available. Shed-Less Furminator treatment specialties! REDUCE SHEDDING up to 60 to 90%! The HydroSurgebathing & relaxing massage is wonderful and the pets LOVE it! NDGAA members.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

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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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