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Horse Grooming Services Dover DE

Local resource for horse grooming in Dover. 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.

Top Dog Styler Mobile Grooming Salon
(302) 437-5298
Smyrna
Smyrna, DE

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Sharons Pet Salon
(410) 438-3345
1304 Foxx Ct
Sudlersville, MD
Description
Sharon has been grooming dogs in the Annapolis/Edgewater area for many years. Sharon is now grooming out of her home in Sudlersville, MD. Best reputation and best results for new and loyal returning customers.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Scruffy To Fluffy
(302) 653-7297
17 Village Sq
Smyrna, DE

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Paws & People Too!
(302) 838-5140
Middletown, DE
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, 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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New York Avenue Dog Grooming
(302) 479-0413
412 Marshfield Rd.
Wilmington, DE

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Fetch
(302) 632-9145
682 Bison Rd
Dover, DE
Description
A full service salon and kennel offering dog grooming dog boarding and walking by loving professional. I offer all levels of grooming from, bathing, brushing, shed control, puppy cuts to breed specific styling. I believe it's important to be a resource for my clients questions or concerns at all times. Your pooch to have that "just like home" feeling by calling today and requesting an appointment with Liz.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

PetSmart
(302) 736-5260
1390 NORTH DUPONT HIGHWAY
DOVER, DE

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First State Pet Valet
(484) 459-5295
Wilmington, DE
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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The Content Critter
(302) 235-7387
Newark, DE
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, 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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Top Dog Styler Mobile Grooming Salon
(302) 437-5298
Smyrna
Smyrna, DE

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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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DE Equine Law

Delaware

Under Delaware Law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to 10 Delaware Code Section 8140.  (Sign posting required.)