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Horse Grooming Services Grand Rapids MI

Local resource for horse grooming in Grand Rapids. 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.

Grand Rapids Pet Taxi and Services
(616) 821-2510
Grand Rapids, MI
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pet Styles by Rosann
(616) 363-5560
4735 Sundial Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
Description
Compassionate, caring grooming in my home. Specialties include AKC and pet trims, senior and puppy handling. First class service includes nail trims, ear cleaning, then bathed in a special tear-less facial cleanser and appropriate all-natural, biodegradeable shampoo for your particular dog's coat. All products used are made in the USA. Call for an appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Vanity Fur LLC
(616) 862-0314
2099 Jamestown Dr. SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Description
Owner and Groomer, Laura Dahnke, is a Paragon graduate with 10+ years experience grooming dogs. Dedicated to providing your pet the best experience possible. All dogs are groomed by appointment which means your pet doesn't spend time waiting in cages and most are in and out within an hour. Grooming includes bath, blow-dry, cut, ear plucking/cleaning, and nail trim.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Paragon School of Pet Grooming
(616) 667-7297
110 Chicago Drive
Jenison, MI
Description
The Paragon School is quickly becoming recognized around the country as being a premier training facility for Professional Pet Styling. You and your pet benefit from our progressive training philosophy, exceptional instruction and a group of students and instructors who absolutely love animals. At Paragon, we belive in producing high quality grooms that you and your pet will love. We hope that you will agree!

Karie Kirby, CMG
(616) 895-6726
8534 Warner
Allendale, MI
Description
Newly opened in Allendale! Home-based grooming done by Karie Kirby, Certified Master Groomer. Graduate of The Paragon School of Pet Grooming with 12 years of experience. My home offers a calm, quiet setting for your pet to be groomed, and with low dog numbers, every dog receives individualized attention!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services

Lakeshore Petsitters + Camp Canine LLC
(616) 850-0500
Rockford, MI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, 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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Pooches Dog Wash
(616) 301-3647
2763A 44th ST SW
Wyoming, MI
Description
Pooches Dog Wash is a premier pet grooming salon in Grand Rapids. We offer the best prices and customer service around. We also offer pick up and drop off service. Self service tubs are also available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Camp Bow Wow Grand Rapids Dog Grooming
(616) 977-9247
4150 40th Street
Grand Rapids, MI
Description
Camp Bow Wow Grand Rapids offers full service grooming as well as doggy daycare and overnight boarding.

AAA Pet Grooming, LLC
(616) 887-7060
480 E. Division
Sparta, MI
Description
AAA Pet Grooming is a full service pet salon. Our staff is fully trained. We offer most standard grooming services including; anal gland checks, nail trimming, hair cuts, and shampooing just to name a few.

Northeast Cat and Dog Hospital
(616) 451-2694
1527 Michigan St Ne
Wyoming, MI
 
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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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MI Equine Law

Michigan

Under the Michigan equine activity liability act, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from the inherent risk of the equine activity.  (Sign posting required.)