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Horse Grooming Services Chehalis WA

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Pink Poodle Pet Boutique
(360) 273-8220
20933 Old Hwy 99 SW
Centralia, WA
Description
Groomer/Owner Robin is a very dedicated pet groomer and pet lover who enjoys grooming and caring for all small to medium breed dogs. Robin has been grooming since 1976 and has been in business since 1988. Pink Poodle just relocated to a 500 square foot salon. Groomings are by appointment only and the shop is open Monday - Friday. She specializes in Poodles and mixed breeds, with individual styling being the main focus. All pets are fluff dried.

Clip Joint
(360) 864-4800
PO Box 632
Toledo, WA
Description
Reopened after not grooming for several years. Full service specialized for small breeds - grooming, styling. Owned & operated by 30-year-experienced Master Groomer. We offer pickup and delivery to select areas and believe in giving your pet the time and care they deserve and need. Open by appointment Mon-Fri. Some weekend appts can be arranged.

Sandy Nolan
(253) 254-9333
Gig Harbor, WA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pampered Pets Plus
(253) 278-4168
Tacoma, WA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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The Cats Meow
(360) 679-3378
Oak Harbor, WA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pawsitively Pampered Pet Salon
360-273-2813 or 360-239-5654
18105 Pendleton S.W.
Rochester, WA
Description
Offering a wide variety of services from basic Bath and Brush to elegant Spa packages with aromatherapy, mineral wraps, treadmill, and peticures, your Master Groomer Andrea Jean will make each experience perfect for your companions so they will leave happy, rejuvenated and wanting to return for more. The special needs of puppies and geriatric dogs are always met. All breeds are welcome at this safe, secure, relaxed salon.
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, Show Grooming Services

2 Dogs & A Cat, LLC
(425) 379-6136
Everett, WA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Oscar Paws Pet Sitters
(206) 767-6882
Seattle, WA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Home Buddies In-Home Pet Care
(360) 834-2275
Camas, WA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Critter Nanny
(360) 435-1197
Arlington, WA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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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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