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Horse Grooming Services Groton CT

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Linda's Love On A Leash
(860) 572-0841
Mystic, CT
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, 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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Mystic Dog Grooming
(860) 536-7425
Edgecomb Street
Mystic, CT
Description
Over 30 years experience grooming with love and a gentle touch. Offering: reasonable prices, pick-up and delivery, most pets finished within 3 hours.

Canine Design
(860) 599-4707
169 South Broad Street
Pawcatuck, CT
Description
Top quality grooming and care salon for your canine. Low stress homey atmosphere. We cater to the best for your fur canine family. Skilled and knowledgeable staff in grooming and handling. Holistic food & products to enhance your pets health. State of the Art equipment and technology. In short, we love your pet!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pampered Pooch
(860) 376-7808
39 Wedgewood Dr
Jewett City, CT

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Debbie's Dog Grooming
(860) 395-0339
15 King St
Old Saybrook, CT

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HappyTails Dog Grooming
(860) 449-0506
125 Poquonnock Road
Groton, CT
Description
The owner, Linda, is a 1992 graduate of Connecticut K-9 School of Dog Grooming. She grooms with a gentle touch and never leaves your pet unattended. The salon is clean and cozy, and your inspection is welcome. Reasonable rates.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Classic Dog Groooming, LLC
(860) 739-8600
190 Flanders Road
Niantic, CT
Description
Classic Dog Grooming s a full service dog rooming studio. I groom by appt. only. This provides a relaxing, quiet environment for your dog. I use only natural products
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services

No Dogs Allowed L.L.C.
(860) 822-8383
P.O. Box 797
Baltic, CT
Description
A full service salon designed for the feline in mind. Quiet environment of no barking dogs on premise, stress free as much as possible and quietest grooming equipment available. 20 years of grooming and handling cats experience. We do allow small dogs of 30 lbs or under but on selective scheduled days. Open Tuesday to Thursdays from 9am to 4pm and Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays by appointment only.
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

Pampered Pets Grooming Salon
(860) 388-1862
775 Boston Post Rd
Old Saybrook, CT

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Waggin' Trails
(203) 374-8488
Bridgeport, CT
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
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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