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Horse Grooming Services Charlottesville VA

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Housecalls For Cats
(434) 589-4383
Palmyra, VA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pet Motel and Salon
(434) 295-3679
1187 5th St. SW
Charlottesville, VA
Description
A full service boarding and grooming facility. We were established in October of 1975 and in September of 1997 moved into our current facility which provides the ultimate in boarding and grooming. Feel free to stop by and inspect our facility - tours are always welcome!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pet Salon and Spa
(434) 293-2424
504 Pantops Shopping Center
Charlottesville, VA
Description
Welcome! We are a full service salon and spa specializing in canine clips, bathing, and therapeutic treatments. We understand the importance of your pet so it is our goal to provide the most pleasent spa experience for you both! We believe that your satisfaction determines the health and stability of our business. Please visit our website for information, directions, and pictures! M-F 8-5
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 Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Animal Hospital of Ivy Square
(434) 658-0967
2125 Ivy Road Suite #2
Charlottesville, VA
 
Fietz Michael R
(434) 977-4600
200 Georgetown Way
Charlottesville, VA
 
Pampered Pets
(434) 293-7387
601 Concord Ave
Charlottesville, VA
Description
Our grooming team headed by Bianca Woodson is committed to provide a pampering environment catering to all of your dog and cat grooming needs. Grooming appointments available Monday through Friday and bathing appoints are available Monday through Saturday. We start at 7:30 and would like all pets in by 10 AM.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Pantops Pet Salon & Spa
(434) 293-2424
504 Pantops Shopping Center
Charlottesville, VA
Description
Charlottesville's Professional Dog Grooming. A full-service salon and spa specializing in canine clips, bathing, and therapeutic treatments. We understand the importance of your pet. It is our goal to provide a pleasant spa experience for your pet and to deliver a professional bath and haircut for you.
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

The Canine Clipper
(434) 978-4602
5120 Burnley Station Rd.
Gordonsville, VA
Description
Offering professional grooming, home style boarding and doggie daycare. Over 30 years combined grooming experience. Providing a trusting, caring relationship with your pet that lasts a lifetime is our goal.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Animal Connection LLC
(434) 296-7048
1701 Allied St
Charlottesville, VA
 
Creatures Great & Small Inc
(434) 973-4437
3036 Berkmar Dr
Charlottesville, VA
 
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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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