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Horse Grooming Services Keene NH

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The Snooty Pooch Pet Spa
(603) 209-5099
229 Monadnock St.
Troy, NH
Description
Our groomers have years of experience grooming all breeds of cats and dogs. Clean and calm atmosphere. Now offering pickups and dropoffs in our local area. Open Monday-Saturday anytime you need.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services

Pearly Pond Pet Salon
(603) 899-9663
1855 NH Rte 119
Rindge, NH

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Professional Pet Sitting Etc.
(603) 888-8088
Hudson, NH
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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A Bow And Beyond Mobile Pet Spa
(603) 652-3604
Evergreen Valley Rd
Milton, NH

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Country Brook Kennels
(603) 332-2972
184 Farmington road
Rochester, NH
Description
Country Brook Kennels offers professional all breed grooming 7 days a week.We are a full service pet resort that offers boarding, daycare, grooming, Wash your own days, free play groups, country store with great prices and more.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Dog Gone Beautiful Pet Styling
(603) 352-8112
690 Court St
Keene, NH

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Great Bay Pet Sitting Service
(603) 534-0515
Dover, NH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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All 4 Paws Pet Sitting LLC
(603) 432-4009
Derry, NH
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Paws On The Go Mobile Grooming
(603) 769-0002
19 Highland Ave.
Milford, NH

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Dee's Cat & K9 Design
(603) 895-2455
21 Main Street
Fremont, NH
Description
Full service grooming salon, ALL breed dogs and cat grooming. Massage bathing system, reduced shedding program, clean teeth club, referral program incentive,small intimate shop= low stress environment,hard to handle pets welcome, variety of shampoo's to suit your pets needs. Tues 10-2 Wed-Sat 9-4 Dee, owner and professional groomer over 15+ years experience in pet and show grooming; continued education in pet health and wellness, Dee has worked closely with veterinarians in the area for over 11
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

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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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