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Horse Grooming Services Akron OH

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Sarah Pauley
(330) 571-2471
Akron, OH
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
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Grrrs 'N Prrrs
(330) 696-0140
Akron, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Yuppee Puppee & Co.
(216) 407-0117
Brecksville, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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ABC's of Dog Grooming & Healthy Pet Foods
(330) 688-4554
1930 Portage Trail
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Description
ABC's of Dog Groomings is committed to the overall health of your pet. We offer a full line state of the art grooming saloon with the romani cliper-vac system, to hydro washing and humane bathing techniques by skilled master pet stylist. Were open 7 days a week to meet our customer and pet care needs.

Longhaven Kennels
(330) 666-4722
4081 Copley Rd
Akron, OH
Description
Our groomer, Nancy, is a true example of a person who loves their job. She treats every pet that comes in here like they are her own. She takes her time and gives them breaks to play or stretch to make being groomed more enjoyable for your pet. If you want a professional, loving groom please call and ask for Nancy!

SouthPaw Pet Sitting
(330) 310-8001
Akron, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Three Dogs Snoring
(330) 414-0082
Wadsworth, 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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It's A Dog's Life Pet Daycare, LLC
(330) 350-0222
Medina, OH
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Wash Wag
(330) 923-4902
1562 Akron Peninsula Rd
Akron, OH
Description
A full service dog wash and grooming salon using Hydrosurge bathing systems and natural shampoos. An environment that is non-stressful for your pet and fun for the whole family. We also offer organic dog ice cream and treats. Walk ins accepted for dog washing self and full service. Professional grooming by appoinment by a certified groomer.

Easdale: The Best Pet Care
(330) 666-2004
1814 N. Revere Rd
Akron, OH
Description
We offer expert terrier styles and have worked with many breeds for over 30 years. Head groomer, Nancy, is a LIFETIME member of the International Society of Canine Cosmetologists. Our guests have large areas to exercise and drink water if you have to work all day while they are here to be groomed. Don't worry because we will take good care of them! Appointment only please.

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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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