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Horse Grooming Services Asheville NC

Local resource for horse grooming in Asheville. 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.

Canine Shear Heaven
(828) 254-3386
422 McDowell St
Asheville, NC
Description
Voted Number 1 Groomers 2005 and 2008(the only 2 years groomers were listed!) by Mountain Xpress readers poll! The staff of Canine Shear Heaven have one thing in common with all of you?a love of animals. Please call us for your pet?s next grooming appointment or stop by and meet us anytime to see the difference we can make in your pet?s life. We are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, and Saturday 9am to 4pm.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Tidy Pups
(828) 299-0431
161 Haw Creek Mews Drive
Asheville, NC
Description
Tidy Pups...always neat and clean! Professional, experienced and affordable. Why go to the big chains when we can provide your fur-baby with special one-on-one attention! Ear/Eye/Nail packages, brush outs and full grooming services. Rescue organizations call for our low fee and no fee services. We donate a portion of our services and fees to help pet rescue. Evening & weekend appointments available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

K-9 Klips
(828) 645-3338
148-A Weaverville Hwy
Asheville, NC
Description
K-9 Klips is a full service grooming salon. We have 3 full time groomers, the owner, Carol has 20 years experience. Lisa has 8 years and Alison has been grooming for 3 years. Our goal is to give you and your pet the best care and your pet the trim you desire. We use all natural pet products. Our hours are Mon- Sat 9-5. Call for an appointment today.

Groomer on the Hill
(828) 664-9414
605 Old Hwy 70 E.
Black Mountain, NC
Description
Pets and grooming are my passion. All pets are treated with gentleness and compassion. We only use organic, tearless products. From Show grooms, hand stripping,personality clips, summer buzzs to just because my human like ne to look this way. We also offer services to special needs pets. Very large dogs welcome. Also do cats,equines, small rodents.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Laundropup
(828) 665-2284
33 Old Sardis Road Cir
Asheville, NC

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Canine Crown & Glory
(828) 515-0220
2114 New Leicester Hwy
Asheville, NC
Description
Asheville's newest upscale grooming salon. Angie Brown and Edwina Mintz bring over 30 years of experience to the trade of grooming and training dogs of all personalities. We offer show quality grooming at affordable prices. Our crate free environment allows the dogs to socialize and enjoy their day at the spa. We offer free pick up and delivery and will accommodate our client's schedules. We are open Monday - Saturday.
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Something To Bark About
(828) 298-0633
875 Tunnel Rd Ste C
Asheville, NC
Description
Something to Bark About is a Pet Bakery & Boutique as well as a full service Professional Pet Grooming Salon. We are a locally operated business located in Asheville, NC. Our Pet Grooming Salon offers full service professional pet grooming from breed specific cuts to stylish trims for your mixed-breed dogs.
Services
Hand Stripping Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Dirty Dog Grooming Co.
(828) 712-2397
Reeves Cove Road
Candler, NC
Description
We are a full service salon offering loving care for your pet! Located in Candler near the Biltmore Lake Neighborhood. Relaxing and stress free environment. Please visit our website for more details!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Dog House Doggie Daycare
(828) 252-2323
191 Lyman St Ste 160
Asheville, NC
 
A Pur-Fect Touch Pet Salon, Inc.
(828) 687-9696
1977 Hendersonville Road, Unit 5
Asheville, NC
 
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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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NC Equine Law

North Carolina

Under North Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of equine activities.  Chapter 99E of the North Carolina General Statutes.  (Sign posting is required.)