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Horse Grooming Services Bridgewater MA

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The Kitty's Corner/Feline Aficionada
(781) 447-5489
Whitman, MA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
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Pet Sitters International

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Rehoboth Pet Care
(508) 269-4915
Rehoboth, MA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Bristol's Fun Dogs
(508) 386-3647
Milton, MA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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From Puddles to Cuddles Dog Grooming
(617) 605-4037
66 Fuller St.
Halifax, MA
Description
I am self owned and operated and have over 30 year experiance. All and any breed welcome.Day, Night & Weekend grooming by appointment. Your furry kid will be treated with care and compassion as well as a great smelling makeover.specializing in labadoodles of all sizes. In order to keep customer cost down. I have currently relocated my shop to 66 fuller st. Halifax, Ma
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Dedicated To Dogs
(508) 946-4333
134 Precinct Street
Middleboro, MA
Description
Take your dog to a FRIEND! Dedicated To Dogs provides home-styled grooming, daycare & boarding. When your dog is here, they are treated like family!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Pet Sitting & More
(774) 319-3756
Norton, MA
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Boston's Best Dog Walking
(617) 291-7055
Quincy, MA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Yankee Clippers Mobile Dog Wash and Groom, LLC
(508) 226-3924
P.O. Box 705
Rehoboth, MA

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Classie Canines LLC
(508) 230-1701
795 Washington Street
South Easton, MA
Description
Our groomer/owner, Linda Allen has 19+ years experience working with dogs. in grooming,working in a kennel,foster work for many homeless babies and a little tech work from time to time. A 1987 graduate of "Pedigree" Grooming School.Our full grooming salon and doggie daycare allow you to leave your precious pooch with us all day in a worry free and safe enviorment. We are dedicated animal lovers and only employ the same.See our website for more info. Hours; Monday - Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Dee's Pet Salon
(781) 767-3316
864 South Franklin St
Holbrook, MA
Description
Sometimes with busy schedulesit is hard to keep up with shedding and grooming. We understand this thats why we offer a clean friendly environment where you can drop your pet off at the spa while you run your errands. We treat your pets as if they were our own.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

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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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MA Equine Law

Massachusetts

Under Massachusetts law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to section 2D of chapter 128 of the General Laws.  (Sign posting required.)