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Horse Grooming Services Monroe NC

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A Dog For All Seasons Inc
(704) 843-1565
6424 Providence Road South
Waxhaw, NC
Description
We are a professional, all-breed grooming salon located 2.5 miles south of Waxhaw, NC. Jimmy Hudson has many years of professional and show grooming. Grooming includes nail clipping, anal glands expressed, gentle shampooing and conditioning, and a bandana. Pick up and delivery service is available. Please call for an appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Show Grooming Services

Wash & Wag Grooming, Inc.
(704) 231-8393
Wash & Wag Grooming
Matthews, NC
Description
Weekday & Weekend evening appointments. Dog Bathing and selective Grooming. Special Care appointments for puppies, aged and disabled pets. Pet Sitting services. Professional Pet Portraits available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services

A Dog's Best Friend, Inc.
(704) 847-9842
9010 Monre Rd. Suite G
Charlotte, NC
Description
Gentle Grooming with Care. Gentle grooming given in a safe and comfortable environment, personal groomer assigned to your pet. Open Mon-Sat 7:30-6:00
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Midget's Grooming Station
(704) 292-1357
4831 Old Charlotte Hwy Ste D
Monroe, NC

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Kelly's K-9 Kuts
(704) 882-5009
14015 Hwy 74 Ste L
Indian Trail, NC

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Brandywine Pet Care
(704) 843-7665
3517 Sandberry Drive
Waxhaw, NC
Description
Brandywine Pet Care is owned and operated by Brandy Gazda. Brandy has 12 years experiance in th pet care industry. Our salon dedicated to providing proffessional pet grooming with personalized care. Your pup will enjoy a kennel free enviroment and non-assembly line approach to their grooming experiance. We use all natural line of shampoo and products as well as providing hand drying only. Please call to make your appointment today!

Fuzzy Faces Dog Grooming
(704) 545-2300
14301-C Albemarle Rd
Charlotte, NC
Description
Full service, all breed,groom shop operated by skilled and gentle professionals. Open Tuesday through friday 8am-4pm & Saturdays 9-3.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Dog Gone Beautiful
(704) 752-6464
McMullen Creek Shopping Market
Charlotte, NC
Description
Formerly of Boca Raton, FL., our groomer and owner, Bruce Alpert, provides professional,all breed grooming in a clean,enjoyable environment using state of the art equipment and all natural products. Open Tuesday-Saturday
Services
Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

PetSmart
(704) 225-9447
2875 WEST HIGHWAY 74
MONROE, NC

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Reigning Cats & Dogs
(704) 243-1946
700 N Broome St
Waxhaw, NC

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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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NC Equine Law

North Carolina

Under North Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of equine activities.  Chapter 99E of the North Carolina General Statutes.  (Sign posting is required.)