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Horse Grooming Services Kirkland WA

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Doggy-A-Go-Go! Professional Pet Care Services
(425) 293-1328
Kirkland, WA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Magic Whiskers Cat Sitting
(206) 518-7148
Seattle, WA
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
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Pet Sitters International

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2 Dogs & A Cat, LLC
(425) 379-6136
Everett, WA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pam's Bubble Mobile-Mobile Pet Grooming
(360) 708-8855
17702 North Road
Bothell, WA

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Doggie Style Seattle
(206) 523-8920
9412 Roosevelt Way Northeast
Seattle, WA
Description
Doggie Style Seattle is an all breed professional grooming salon located in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of Seattle. We offer a wide range of services to help keep your pet in Style. Whether your dog needs a formal grooming, a cleansing bath or their nails trimmed doggie style seattle offers it all. We pride ourselves on providing your dog with personal attention in a clean friendly environment.

Oscar Paws Pet Sitters
(206) 767-6882
Seattle, WA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Elite Pet Care
(480) 620-9790
Seattle, WA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, 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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DERMagic
(877) 814-7497
227 Bellevue Way NE #122
Bellevue, WA

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Tia's Doggie SPA & Boutique
(425) 820-1000
12305 120th AVE NE
Kirkland, WA
Description
Call to book your Dog's Ultimate Grooming Experience.

City Paws Pet Salon
(206) 329-1054
345 15th Ave E. #202
Seattle, WA
Description
We are a full service pet salon offering all breed services, both dog grooming and cat grooming. Your pets are pampered and handled with the gentlest of care. We offer quick turn around time for your pet too if you prefer. Walks-in are welcome and evening appointments are available upon request.

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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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