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Horse Grooming Services Chapel Hill NC

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CRITTER SITTER
(919) 732-6452
Hillsborough, NC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Pooper Scooper Service, Daily Dog Walks, Doggie Day Care
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Paws Up
(919) 417-7040
Morrisville, NC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Max's Dog Wash & Snack Shack
(919) 968-6000
11624B US Hwy 15 501 N
Chapel Hill, NC
Description
We are a full service grooming salon, also offering self service washing and a small retail area. We are open Tuesday - Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Chatham Animal Hospital
(919) 342-5487
105 Oceana Place
Cary, NC
Description
Our groomer Leigh is very compassionate. She is skilled in breed standard as well as "puppy" cuts, face feet fanny trims, summer shave downs and de shedding baths. All dog are bathed, brushed, toenails trimmed and ears cleaned.
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, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Shaggy to Chic
(919) 239-0041
107 S. Ellington St.
Apex, NC
Description
Shaggy to Chic is a home-based grooming shop in Wake County, NC. Owner and groomer, Jody Whitehurst, is dedicated to providing quality grooming for your pet in a safe, calm, quiet, low-stress, caring environment with lots of one-on-one attention. Please call for an appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Comfort Zone Pet Sitting & In Home Grooming
(919) 672-3378
Durham, NC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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The Pet Wagon Pet Sitting and Pet Taxi
(919) 757-6085
Jackson Rd
Durham, NC

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Beth's Barks N Bubbles, LLC
(919) 824-5947
810 Hope Valley Rd
Durham, NC
Description
I am NDGAA certified and Pet CPR trained. We feature: Bathing and grooming for all breeds of dogs. Quiet and calm atmosphere with natural lighting, peaceful music and green products. Open 7:30am-5:30pm Mon-Friday and selected Saturday hours. Over 20 year experience grooming animals, come by and see for yourself what I have to offer you and your pet.
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, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Cameo's Pet Spa and Boutique
(919) 304-2077
Carolina Court
Mebane, NC
Description
Cameo's Pet Spa and Boutique offers professional grooming services in an intimate and upscale setting, providing a lower stress environment. Available in our boutique, you will find a diverse selection of products and merchandise designed to spoil even the most pampered pet. Open Tuesday - Saturday
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Beauty Meets The Beast
(919) 967-7593
112 W Main St
Carrboro, 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.)