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Horse Grooming Services Auburn WA

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Pampered Pets Plus
(253) 278-4168
Tacoma, WA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Greyt Grooming Mobile Pet Care
(253) 804-9460
412 U Street SE
Auburn, WA

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Dog S'paw All Breed Styling
(253) 735-2224
32201 Kent Black Diamond Rd SE
Auburn, WA
Description
Dog S'Paw All Breed Styling, is renowned for its aesthetically pleasing and soothing atmosphere, made possible because it is a low-volume, appointment-only salon. Here at the Dog S'Paw, the average dog in good condition will be ready to go home in 1 to 2 hours. Evening appointments are available on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Golden Shears Pet Salon
(253) 927-7784
1500 S. 336th St.
Federal Way, WA
Description
Specializing in geriatric dogs, terriers and scissor finishing. Two IPG Certified Master Groomers on staff. Gentle, quality grooming.

Kendra's Grooming at Wash the Dog
(253) 376-3952
503 S. Meridian
Puyallup, WA
Description
Professional Dog Grooming available downtown Puyallup. Calm, quiet, gentle grooming will have your precious pooch loving their day at the spa. Every grooming package includes a bath, blow dry, brush out, nails clipped, anal glands expressed, ears cleaned, perfume/cologne, and a bow or bandanna for a finishing touch. Your dog will be treated with love. All breeds accepted. Call today for pricing and appointments.

Hot 2 Trot Dog Walking & Pet Services
(253) 380-6163
Spanaway, WA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Dog Training, Pooper Scooper Service, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks, Errand Service
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Blue Water Mobile Dog Grooming
(253) 278-0349
29738 91st Ave. East
Graham, WA

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101 Bark Avenue Dog Grooming
(206) 249-8888
4622 S. 288th PL
Auburn, WA
Description
Bark Avenue is located on the edge of Kent, Auburn, and Federal Way. We offer a variety of grooming services and reasonable prices! Federal Way to far to drive? We can pick up and drop off your dog for you! Please ask us about or pick up service when you call and make an appointment. Discount for service dogs.
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Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Daisy's Pet Grooming
(253) 864-6100
504 West Stewart Ave
Puyallup, WA
Description
Daisy's Pet Grooming is committed to offering the very best dog grooming services at reasonable prices. All of our groomers have at least 10 years experience and our passion for personal care and attention of you and your animal is second to none! Come in and "Experience the Daisy Difference" for yourself!

Centennial kennels
(425) 432-0893
21120 236th Avenue SE
Maple Valley, WA
Description
Centennial Kennels is now offering dog and cat grooming! We are offering Dog and cat grooming at affordable prices by a Certified Master groomer here at Centennial kennels in Maple Valley, WA. We also offer doggy daycare and boarding. Baths starting at only $25* and a full groom starting at $40* Nail trims only $10. Call today to book an appointment.

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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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