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Horse Grooming Services Fort Mill SC

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Happy Tails Pet Services, LLC
(704) 717-9113
Charlotte, NC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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The Pristine Pet
(704) 707-4433
12429 Autumn Blaze Drive
Charlotte, NC
Description
The Pristine Pet is located in the Steele Creek community of Charlotte, NC. Brittney Huffman, grooming school graduate, who specializes in grooming lovingly cared for pets. We have a full-service in home salon and offer online booking.

Pawfection Grooming
(803) 327-5566
5480 Sugar Loaf Lane
Rock Hill, SC
Description
Cheri Bishop, an S.I.P.G. certified groomer, giving sweet, quality care to your pets. I groom to AKC specifications and also groom cats. Size of dog does not matter. Your pet will be groomed to pawfection, including hair out of the ears on breeds of dogs that need it, nail trim, clipping, bathing, conditioning and drying is included in a full groom.
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

Dog Gone Beautiful
(704) 752-6464
McMullen Creek Shopping Market
Charlotte, NC
Description
Formerly of Boca Raton, FL., our groomer and owner, Bruce Alpert, provides professional,all breed grooming in a clean,enjoyable environment using state of the art equipment and all natural products. Open Tuesday-Saturday
Services
Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

A Dog's Best Friend, Inc.
(704) 847-9842
9010 Monre Rd. Suite G
Charlotte, NC
Description
Gentle Grooming with Care. Gentle grooming given in a safe and comfortable environment, personal groomer assigned to your pet. Open Mon-Sat 7:30-6:00
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, 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, Pet Daycare Services

Fluffs of Luv, LLC
(704) 421-3492
Charlotte, NC
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Top Dog Grooming LLC
(803) 329-1004
1048 Mt.Gallant Rd
Rock Hill, SC
Description
I am a Certified Groomer,I am the only person who handles your dog, from start to finish. I offer all services,and, groom all size dogs. My main concern is making the grooming experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. I an open Tuesday-Saturday
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

Yuppy Puppy Pet Grooming Salon & Spa
(803) 980-7387
1653 Celanese Road
Rock Hill, SC
Description
Cat baths collars de-shedding. Dog grooming flea & tick treatments. Hand scissoring. Boarding kennels. Leashes, Nail trimming. Pet boarding. Pet clothes. Pet food.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Bark Street Dog Spa
(704) 525-9998
3930 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC
Description
Grooming: All styles and sizes, Tuesday to Saturday from 8:00AM to 7:00 PM. Self Dog Wash 100% Natural foods Fromm, California food and more.
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

Brandywine Pet Care
(704) 843-7665
3517 Sandberry Drive
Waxhaw, NC
Description
Brandywine Pet Care is owned and operated by Brandy Gazda. Brandy has 12 years experiance in th pet care industry. Our salon dedicated to providing proffessional pet grooming with personalized care. Your pup will enjoy a kennel free enviroment and non-assembly line approach to their grooming experiance. We use all natural line of shampoo and products as well as providing hand drying only. Please call to make your appointment today!

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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.)