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Horse Grooming Services Marysville WA

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Critter Nanny
(360) 435-1197
Arlington, WA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Bathing Beauties Mobile Pet Salon
(360) 387-7627
1903 elhardt st
Camano Island, WA

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Shampooches Pet Styling
(360) 651-1400
1060 State Ave #B
Marysville, WA
Description
Spa like atmosphere for your pet's pleasure. Shawn has been grooming 18 years and is a Certified Master Pet Stylist. We are open Monday - Saturday and style your pet to your needs.

Hot Diggity Dog Grooming
(425) 335-0912
11020 - 60th Street N.E.
Lake Stevens, WA
Description
Your best friend will arrive to a clean, friendly, stress free home based environment. Professionally trained stylist, Laura Drager will personally groom to your satisfaction using quality products. Schedule by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Doggy Haven Resort
(425) 482-4472
5303 West Interurban Blvd
Bothell, WA
Description
A full service salon located within the finest all-suite dog hotel in western Washington. We offer a beautiful country setting with a highly trained staff that truly care for your dog. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes nails and dewclaw trimming, then bathed with the appropriate shampoo for your particular dogs coat. There is no hurry, your dog will be well cared for during their stay. We are open 7 days a week!

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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Pet Sitters International

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Pam's Bubble Mobile-Mobile Pet Grooming
(360) 708-8855
17702 North Road
Bothell, WA

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Mission Ridge Pet Styling
(360) 658-7825
1064 State Avenue
Marysville, WA
Description
A full service salon offering all-breed dog and cat grooming by skilled, caring professionals. Your pet will be given first class service including a massaging bath with our all-natural premium shampoo. Our salon has a relaxing spa-like atmosphere and is open Monday-Saturday.

Jillian's Dog Grooming
(425) 212-9827
Colby Ave
Everett, WA
Description
Affordable dog grooming. $20!! Experienced, home-based dog groomer. Specializing in small-medium dogs under 50lbs. I do amazing work and Groom your dog in a Safe, Calm, & Clean home environment. Offer quality grooming services at great prices and strive to provide an enjoyable Grooming Experience for you and your Dog! Many Affordable Grooming Packages offered!! Open Mon-Fre:9am-7pm & SAT-SUN 9am-5pm,
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

Angels Among Us Grooming
(360) 282-2612
125 East Main Street #102
Monroe, WA
Description
Our groomer is a master certified, grooming for 18 years.Our 2nd groomer has 25+ years. We offer full grooming services, 4 self-wash stations, home baked dog treats, boutique and dog parties.

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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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