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Horse Grooming Services Holland MI

Local resource for horse grooming in Holland. 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.

Canine Antics Grooming Salon
(616) 796-2275
3225 132nd Ave.
Holland, MI
Description
"Your Dog's Favorite Groomers!" Your grooomers Lindsey and Sheena offer professional pet grooming for all breeds of dogs and cats; specializing in giving the best possible haircut to your pooch. We have a combined 10 years of experience professionally grooming dogs and cats. During that time,we have worked together as a team for 3+ years. Grooming is our passion in life, so we provide the highest quality grooming you will find! Open Monday-Saturday.

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!

Tulip City Barking Lot Inc
(616) 396-6800
11975 E Lakewood Blvd Ste 2
Holland, MI

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PetSmart
(616) 406-3344
4645 CANAL AVENUE SOUTHWEST
GRANDVILLE, MI

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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
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Pet Sitters International

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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

Ultimutt Doggie Designs
(616) 443-7996
11078 Walnut Drive
Nunica, MI
Description
A full service salon that gives your pet a stress free - home environment atmosphere. Only quality products that are safe for your pet and our environment are used. Your pet is groomed with loving touch and gentle voice. Please call with any questions or check out my website.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Diamond In The Ruff
(616) 394-0040
659 Douglas Ave
Holland, MI

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Platinum Pet Service
(734) 737-0363
Plymouth, MI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Happy Tails Pet Sitting & Grooming, Inc.
(248) 981-4064
Sterling Heights, MI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, 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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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.)