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Horse Grooming Services Annapolis MD

Local resource for horse grooming in Annapolis. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to horse groomers, as well as advice and content on animal grooming, pet care, horse brushes, and horse auctions.

Happy-Pet LLC
(410) 280-2940
Annapolis, MD
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Doggy D'Tails, Inc.
(410) 956-9559
196 #B Mayo Road
Edgewater, MD
Description
Full service grooming, pet supply and pet food store providing first class grooming services by skilled professionals and selling healthy provisions for your pet. Open M-F 7:30am-6pm Sat 9am-5pm
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

WeeBreed Dog Grooming
(443) 534-3035
917 Cloverfields Dr.
Stevensville, MD
Description
Your dog will jump for joy when they see Julie coming! Why?Because her 8 years as a Vet Tech and 20 yeays as a groomer will keep them healthy and beautiful.Specializing in hand scissoring and undercoat removal.Julie will meet and exceed your every expectation.Plus only 2-3 dogs are groomed per day, so your dog will get plenty of personal attention. Pick-up and delivery are free in the Annapolis and Kent Island areas.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Noahs Ark
(410) 969-0100
1084 Veterans Highway
Crofton, MD
Description
I am a National Certified Master groomer with over 28 years of grooming experience here in the United States and Europe. I am experienced in all breeds,and offer skilled and compassionate grooming for your special dog. I am available by appointment only Monday-Friday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

All Sitting Pretty Spa
(443) 804-4050
Rte 2
Brooklyn, MD
Description
We pamper you & your pet with Stress Free grooming.We value the trust you place in us. All staff is trained, experienced, caring K9 handlers. All breds welcome. We pick-up & drop-off.

Denise Rogers
(410) 956-2932
85 W Central Avenue
Edgewater, MD
Description
Specializing in hand scissoring, handstripping, and all dog breed haircuts. Grooms consist of bath, nails, ears, haircut, bows or bandannas.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

It's a Pet Thing LLC
(410) 544-5533
8220 Ritchie Hwy
Pasadena, MD
Description
I have over 15 years experience in grooming all breeds of dogs and cats. I have extensive experience with all Terrier breeds and offer handstripping for all harsh-coated dogs. We're compassionate animal lovers and also offer a wide variety of pet supplies and holistic all natural dog foods.
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

Groomingdales Pet Salon LLC
(410) 987-2284
8258 Veterans Hwy. Suite 3B
Millersville, MD
Description
We offer full service dog and cat grooming. Spa services now available. Both groomers have 15+ years grooming and animal experience.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Odenton Veterinary Hospital Grooming
(410) 674-3266
8393 Piney Orchard Parkway
Odenton, MD
Description
Our four legged clients love to visit us! A full service grooming salon for dogs and cats is located in the Odenton Veterinary Hospital. We offer all breed grooming in a safe, clean, quiet, relaxing enviornment. Our groomer, Nancy, is dedicated to client and owner happiness and satisifaction. Appointments available Monday-Friday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Sitting Pretty Dog Grooming Spa
(443) 804-4050
Rte 2
Brooklyn, MD
Description
Stress-free grooming with pick-up and drop service. Experienced and trained staff. Safety is our 1st concern.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

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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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