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Horse Grooming Services Bluffton SC

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SCOOPY DOO PET CARE, INC.
(912) 713-4728
Savannah, GA
Services
Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Vanity Fur Pet Grooming Salon
(843) 842-8100
J-7D Village At Wexford
Hilton Head Island, SC
Description
Professional pet grooming, all breeds of cats and dogs. Hand scissoring, hand blow drying, bathing. We give first class service. Our groomers have atleast 10 years experience.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

The Doggie Lama
(843) 252-2060
43 Meadowbrook Drive South
Ladys Island, SC
Description
The Doggie Lama is where your pets comfort and health come first. A professional full service grooming salon with hours from 6 am to 7 pm. Doggie Day Care and Boarding also available. Located in beautiful downtown Beaufort, SC.

PetSmart
(843) 836-2020
30 MALPHRUS ROAD
BLUFFTON, SC

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Ruff Cuts
(843) 645-9663
59 Riverwalk Blvd Ste 5A
Ridgeland, SC

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At Home Pet Sitters, LLC
(912) 355-9656
Savannah, GA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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SouthernBelle Pet Groomette
(843) 842-7297
26 Palmetto Bay Rd. suite 2
Hilton Head Island, SC
Description
Erica your Certified?Pet Grooming Stylist Professional here on Beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC 29928. Salon, Spa & Boutique. I am a graduate of Connecticut School of Dog Grooming. We use high end quality all Natural grooming salon products for your pets not sold in the retail market. By appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Rock Star Grooming
(912) 349-5838
2615 Skidaway Rd.
Savannah, GA
Description
Rock Star Grooming can make your pet look like a "Star"! We can make your dog look better than ever! Call us for an appointment for a consultation!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Poochie Goochie
(843) 671-6138
PO Box 3189
Hilton Head Island, SC

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Animal Hospital At Rice Hope
(912) 965-0330
7515 Hwy 21
Savannah, GA
 
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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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SC Equine Law

South Carolina

Under South Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of equine activity, pursuant to Article 7, Chapter 9 of Title 47, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976.  (Sign posting is required.)