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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Pets, Pest Control, Vets & Rescues

What a Good Dog

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Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Leesburg, Virginia to host an Open House on June 29

LEESBURG, Va.--You’re Invited!

Scott1Join us from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an exclusive Open House at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC), which will focus on the Center’s recently completed Sports Medicine Complex.

This event will highlight the Jane and Stephen Hale Equine Performance Evaluation Center, the Youngkin Equine Soundness Clinic, and the Paul Goodness Podiatry Clinic.

Learn about treatments and therapies that we offer to keep your equine athlete – or your trail buddy - performing at their best!

• Live Demonstrations: Watch our board-certified veterinary specialists perform diagnostic procedures and treatments.

• Q&A Sessions: Interact with our team of specialists and get answers to all your equine health questions.

• Speakers: Learn from renowned experts in equine veterinary medicine, surgery and sports medicine.

Scott 2• Refreshments: Enjoy a complimentary light lunch between 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. while networking with fellow equine enthusiasts.

• Activities for Children: Bring your young horse enthusiast!

Highlights of the Event:

• Demonstrations:

o Lameness flexion exam with Lameness Locator

o Learn techniques to assess the equine heart rate

o Keep your horse supple: Stretching exercises for the horse

o Upper Airway: Dynamic Endoscopy

Scott 3• Learn about:

o Imaging modalities available to equines for diagnostic purposes

o Evaluation and treatment options for poor performance

o The Intestinal Tract: Gastroscopy

• Visit:
o The Paul Goodness Podiatry Center: Ask the farrier! Do you have a question about therapeutic shoeing techniques?

Stay Connected: Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/equinemedicalcenter and Instagram: #vtemc for updates and sneak peeks leading up to the event.

We look forward to welcoming you and sharing our passion for equine sports medicine!

Virginia Tech | Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, 17690 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg, VA 20176.

For more information, call (703) 771-6800 or go to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Horse and Hound Gallery has dog themed gifts and items from pillows to rugs

A pup for every room and every reason!

Horse Hound 1Display your love of dogs with an accent pillow from our fabulous collection featuring a wide range of dog breeds in both hooked wool and European tapestry.

And add a colorful fun entry rug which is totally machine washable perfect for the dog loving home.

Horse and Hound Gallery has been offering dog themed home accessories and find gifts for over 30 years.

Horse Hound 2Our gift selection included exquisite dog figurine hinged boxes adorned with sparkling Austrian crystals, from Dachshund to Weimaraner.

Toast to the joy of dogs with a beautiful stemless wine glass decorated with detailed pewter dog portraits.

And lastly include a personal message from our extensive collection of fun greeting cards.

You will always find the unique at Horse and Hound.

For more information, go to HORSE AND HOUND GALLERY Horse hound 3www.horseandhound.com or call 502-214-8583.

Maui Meadow, Pennsylvania's Oldest Working Thoroughbred Farm Since 1946

WEST CHESTER, Pa.--Maui Meadow Farm is located on over 65 acres of beautiful land in the heart of Chester County. 

Maui 1For nearly 75 years, Maui Meadow Farm has been and still stands as the oldest working Thoroughbred farm in Pennsylvania.

We are proud to celebrate over 70 years of promoting the thoroughbred breed!

Maui Meadow specializes in equine rehabilitation, with extensive knowledge of unique injury cases.

The farm also offers low-key and comfortable boarding options, fitness programs in its indoor equine swimming pool, and training off-the-track thoroughbreds.

We welcome all breeds of horses while offering many services with diverse, experienced, and competent staff on hand.

Here at Maui Meadow, we strive to accommodate our client's needs and wishes which include rehabilitation, nutrition, grooming, and personalized care at an included cost to owners.

We guide our horses to reach their maximum potential under any circumstance in a caring and soft manner.

Maui 2Whether your horse is on the mend or are in need of training, we have a program to suit every owner and every horse.

In 1946 just after World War II ended, General Charles B. Lyman, a native of Hawaii, sought out the perfect place in Pennsylvania to start what is now Maui Meadow Farm.

He migrated from his home in Hawaii to Pennsylvania to establish what is known as the "Oldest Working Thoroughbred Farm in Pennsylvania".

Maui 3The farm's history is like none other, just as the dedication towards the horses in its care.

Set in picturesque Chester County, Maui Meadow Farm is not your "typical" boarding facility.

Specializing in the rehabilitation of injuries in horses as well as a structured and personalized experience, the atmosphere is a quiet, piece of land and a breath of fresh air to all who visit and those who reside on its sprawling 65 acres.

The farm is currently managed by third-generation horseman Charles B. Lyman III, and his mother, Erika Lyman.

The Lyman's have a long history with the thoroughbred breed and dedication like no other, excelling in breeding, racing, and showing their thoroughbreds since the 1930s at prestigious shows such as The Devon Horse Show and Madison Square Garden, additionally, judging many rated shows.

For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=4227850778571.

Brandywine Valley SPCA

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Brandywine Valley SPCA Leads Expansion of Lifesaving in Pennsylvania

Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) is celebrating a benchmark on the path to expanding lifesaving in the Commonwealth.

SPCA adoptionSince affiliating with the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) late last year, leadership has launched new policies and programs aimed at increasing lifesaving for the organization, which has been serving Central Pennsylvania for more than 100 years.

In the first quarter of 2024, HSHA reached a 93% Live Release Rate, celebrating 478 adoptions, and performing 862 spay and neuter surgeries aimed at slowing the number of unplanned litters in the community.

“We are so proud to reach these lifesaving benchmarks, but the work is just beginning, and we are committed to taking the steps necessary to bring our proven track record as a leader in animal welfare, and no-kill mission to this community,” said Adam Lamb, BVSPCA Chief Executive Officer and HSHA Executive Director.

New initiatives brought to HSHA include open adoption policies and dropping breed labeling for dogs to remove barriers to adoption, and focus on helping potential adopters find the right match for their homes.

SPCA open houseHSHA is also expanding spay and neuter surgeries for owned pets and community cats.

The evolution in these key areas has also allowed HSHA to launch the Second Chance Program, which pulls local and national animals from shelters where they are at risk due to time, space, or behavior, giving them another opportunity to find their forever home.

“We can’t take on ambitious goals like this, and continue to expand lifesaving for the animals of Pennsylvania without the support of the community,” Lamb said. “We are counting on those in the Central Pennsylvania community to embrace the partnership by supporting HSHA through adopting and donating, not only financially, but also with their time by serving as volunteers and fosters.”

SPCA 4Brandywine Valley SPCA and Humane Society of Harrisburg Area welcome adopters, donors, fosters, and volunteers to join this effort in expanding resources and care for animals across the Commonwealth.

Donations can be made to the respective organizations.

Find the nearest location to support at bvspca.org and humanesocietyhbg.org.



Get fecal egg counts for worming from Horsemen's Laboratory

Parasite resistance to dewormers in horses has been developing for some time due to selective breeding.

Horsemen 1What this means is that each time we deworm a horse or group of horses with a certain medication we are killing off the sensitive parasites and allow those few that are resistant to the medication to continue to multiply.

Horsemen 2Therefore, each time you deworm the resistant parasites compose a larger percentage of worms.

Without doing fecal egg count checks first, you do not know whether your horse has worms or at what level (high, medium or low) of shedder you have so you can target those parasites effectively.

Then doing a fecal check after deworming determines if the deworming product was effective to kill off the parasites.

horsemen 3HORSEMEN’S LABORATORY has made it affordable and convenient to have fecal egg counts done on your horses for over 20 years.

Visit www.horsemenslab.com or call (800) 544-0599 and take advantage of this great service to help protect your horse from worms.

Hay Pillow, best for all grazing animals

Although Hay Pillow slow feed bags were designed initially for horses, mules and donkeys, our customers quickly found that farm and zoo animals loved eating from them, and enjoyed the same physical and mental benefits.

H pill 1hay 1Plus, wasting less hay saves money - and that benefits everyone.

Foraging by Design - Browsers Vs. Grazers

Because herbivores are prey animals, sight is one of their main forms of defense.

Considering they are designed to forage for 16 to 20 hours a day, their head, neck and eye placement is designed to maximize their vision while foraging to detect predators.

H pill 2hay 2Browsers - such as goats, alpacas, llamas and camels - are designed to primarily forage on leaves, buds and twigs from shrubs, bushes or trees.

Therefore, their eyes are positioned centered and more upright on their head with their neck naturally in a more upright position.

Grazing animals - such as sheep, horses, donkeys, mules and zebras - are designed to primarily forage on grasses and vegetation in close proximity to the ground.

H pill 3hay 3 - their eyes are positioned high on the sides of the head with a lower natural neck position.

Although browsers graze and grazers browse, always consider your animal's natural design when choosing a slow feeder.

By providing free-choice forage, you will have a healthier, more content herd with the bonus of no longer being committed to multiple feedings day and night!

For more infromation, visit our website at www.thehaypillow.com.

See our Hay Pillow features and overview video: https://www.thehaypillow.com/pages/videos?_pos=1&_psq=video&_ss=e&_v=1.0.

Horses, Hamsters, Dogs... Oh My! at last Chance Ranch

QUACKERTOWN,, Pa.--Since 1999, Last Chance Ranch, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, has been a cornerstone of the Delaware Valley and beyond!

L C R 1Assisting all types of animals, LCR focuses on rescuing and rehabilitating dogs, horses, small companion animals and farm animals.

LCR is located on 35 beautiful acres in Upper Bucks County.

Our facility includes a nine-stall barn, an indoor riding arena, many pastures with run-in sheds, a15-run kennel, a small animal room, a grooming suite, and several meeting rooms that can be used for educational programs and events.

LCR is dedicated to promoting and educating the public to humane and responsible treatment of equines, farm animals and other domestic companion animals including dogs and cats.

LCR provides a safe and secure refuge for abused, unwanted or neglected animals.

LCR rehabilitates the physical ailments of these rescued animals and places them into homes where they receive the love, attention and care they deserve.

L C R 2Our follow-up programs, educational seminars and clinics ensure their continued well-being.

LCR also has many volunteer and internship opportunities available.

Looking to advance your handling and husbandry skills?

Trying to find a worthwhile cause to dedicate time to?

LCR is looking for volunteers to help with the farm, kennel, small animals, and thrift store!

To learn more about this rewarding experience, attend a volunteer orientation, held the first Saturday of every month at 10am.

L C R 3Considering adding a new member to your family?

Each year LCR places more than 1,200 animals!

Visit www.lastchanceranch.org to see all the animals available for adoption.

For more information, contact Executive Director: Jackie Burke - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 215-538-2510 Ext. 102

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A diagnosis is closer than you think from Dr. Stacey Kent at Equigen

At Equigen LLC, the equine veterinary practice of Dr. Stacey Kent, we focus on performance.

Kent 1Whether you are gearing up for the next World Equestrian Games or you enjoy riding your favorite horse out in the beautiful Chester County countryside, when your horse isn’t quite right, you want answers.

Answers are what we are all about at Equigen.

In addition to offering sports medicine focused ambulatory services including lameness evaluations, purchase evaluations, digital radiography, digital ultrasonography and acupuncture, Equigen is the only facility locally to offer standing magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI) services at our lovely clinic conveniently located in Cochranville, Pa.

Kent 2Standing MRI means no general anesthesia.

Your horse is in and out in usually under three hours and the images are read by one of the top veterinary radiologists in the world.

Dr. Kent has been involved with the care and support of sport horses since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999 and has enjoyed traveling to some great places as a USEF Team Veterinarian and as an FEI Private Treating Veterinarian.

Dr. Stacey Kent VMDDr. Stacey Kent VMDMore recently, Dr. Kent has been focused on working through the many challenging and interesting cases that she is presented with and working collaboratively with the referring veterinarians that send in cases for standing MR imaging.

Call today for more information at (610) 869-4366 or visit www.equigenllc.com.

All 4 Paws Rescue

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All 4 Paws Rescue Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

MALVERN, Pa.--Founded in May, 2009, All 4 Paws Rescue of Malvern, Pa., is celebrating its 15th Anniversary!

4 paws 1All 4 Paws Rescue is a non-profit, foster-based, all-breed, no-kill animal rescue based in Malvern, Pa., that offers rescue, rehabilitation, and sanctuary to animals in need.

Our goal is to offer each and every one of our animals a safe, permanent and loving home.

Since inception, All 4 Paws Rescue has saved nearly 16,000 needy animals and continues to grow and save lives daily.

For most of the animals rescued by All 4 Paws, we are their last chance.

Many reside in shelters that are not even open to the public but are instead holding facilities where the animals go to die.

Many come from commercial breeding facilities that throw them away like trash when they are no longer useful for breeding purposes or not fit for sale.

Puppies, purebreds, family pets - these are animals you would never expect to end up in these horrible situations but it is a sad reality.

Through our extensive rescue network, All 4 Paws has developed relationships nationwide that allow us to save countless lives that would otherwise have been ended.

4 paws 2As an all foster based rescue, All 4 Paws Rescue relies on foster homes to save the lives of countless animals who would otherwise die without our help.

The All 4 Paws Rescue foster program is also a lifeline for sick or injured animals that may need extra time before being adopted.

With the love and care of devoted foster families, these once helpless animals can thrive.

There is no greater feeling than releasing these wonderful animals into a safe yard and watching them run and play as they should.

4 paws 3They sleep curled up in soft beds in our homes when hours before they laid on concrete floors.

They feel grass beneath their feet when many have never experienced the outdoors.

Having never known freedom or a full belly, they are so very thankful.

This is why we at All 4 Paws Rescue do what we do - because they all deserve a home.

If you are interested in adopting or joining our team as a volunteer or foster family, please visit our website for more information. www.all4pawsrescue.com or go to https://fb.watch/s3yuvCpO9r/

Furry Friends need organic healthy treats from Emilie’s Small Batch Treats

I have always had a passion for baking and a love for animals.

Emile 1One day I thought, “Why not combine these passions to create wonderful baked goods for dogs?”

My goal was to create a quality product that would keep canine customers happy and coming back for more.

Since starting this business, the best part has been the smiles and wags I receive when a new customer tries my treats.

Emlie 2I love knowing that something I made in my home kitchen brings joy to both my furry friends and their owners who want the best for them.

To find my products in stores you can go to visit Barnard's Orchard or Farmer n Co.

You can also follow my small business on facebook and on instagram to place an order!!

Or you can email me for wholesale orders!

Emilie 3Go to Facebook:Emilie’s Small Batch Treats or Instagram:Emiliessmallbatchorganicdogtreats or Gmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Love Your Pets Photo Sessions with Ginny Jenkins are fun and memorable!!

Get some super new memories made up of your pets (and you!) that will last a lifetime with a LOVE YOUR PETS Natural Photo Session offered by Ginny Jenkins.

G J 1The casual sessions have your pets feeling comfortable right from the start while Ginny enjoys capturing the essence of their endearing personalities.

They make great gifts for loved ones too!

Kids and pets grow up way too fast – why not capture them for “always” in a fun photo session?

The all-digital photo sessions run anywhere from a half hour to one hour and are offered in Chester County, Pa., (and surrounding areas all year long).

G J2Dress your pet up or have them simply be themselves.

Many shots might even be made into art forms suitable for framing if you wish.

Ginny Is an accomplished award- winning artist, photographer, and author of several books, all of which showcase Ginny’s passion for animals of all kinds, always by promoting their well- being and personalities.

See an array of her new digital art showcased on her online Facebook art gallery page under the title of: Ginny Jenkins Art.

To discuss in more detail or to reserve a date with her, feel free to reach out to here via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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