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Horse Grooming Services Charleston SC

Local resource for horse grooming in Charleston. 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.

Island Paws Pet Sitting, Insured, Bonded, Pet CPR Certified
(843) 452-3729
Isle of Palms, SC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Yuppie Puppy Pet Salon LLC
(843) 884-7666
732 S Shelmore Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC
Description
The company purchase Sherri Soules Pet Salon and retained Sherri as its head groomer. Sherri is committed to providing your dog with the finest of grooming services with over 23 years of experience. Located in Shelmore Village, we are open Monday-Friday 7:30AM-4:40PM. Please visit our web site for more information and specials.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Carolina Grooming
(843) 556-1604
1046 Wappoo Rd
Charleston, SC

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Carolina Grooming
(843) 556-1604
1046 Wappoo Rd
Charleston, SC
 
PetSmart
(843) 573-9220
2076 SAM RITTENBERG BLVD
CHARLESTON, SC

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PawPurri For Pets Boutique Day Care & Salon
(843) 795-5779
1120 Folly Road
Charleston, SC
Description
A full service salon, daycare and upscale boutique offering dog grooming & dog daycare services. We also provide dog & cat toys, clothes, leashes/collars, gifts & more. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes nail trimming, and bathed with the appropriate shampoo. We specialize in dog grooming and offer pickup & delivery of your pet. Open Monday - Saturday for retail, daycare and grooming. Please call for an appointment. We cater to your schedule.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, 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, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Low Country Pet Salon
(843) 573-0047
1757 Savannah Hwy Ste E
Charleston, SC
 
Coats & Tails Pet Grooming
(843) 763-6120
57 1/2 Windermere Blvd
Charleston, SC

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Kitties & Puppies Pet Salon & Spa
(843) 766-7106
1954 Ashley River Rd
Charleston, SC
 
Palmetto Animal Hospital
(843) 881-9915
2443 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC
 
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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.)