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Horse Grooming Services Mount Vernon WA

Local resource for horse grooming in Mount Vernon. 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.

Skagit Pet Nanny
(360) 770-1453
Mount Vernon, WA
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, 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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Pampered Pets and Grooming
(360) 424-7101
2201 Contintental Place
Mount Vernon, WA
Description
Pampered Pets and Grooming is a full service grooming salon for dogs and cats. We provide an extra loving touch and treat every pet that comes in the door like our own! Let us Pamper your Pet for you!

Pampered Pets & Grooming
(360) 757-3270
9570 Old Highway 99 North Rd
Burlington, WA

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Heads To Tails Pet Grooming
(360) 240-1314
41 NE Midway Blvd Ste 101
Oak Harbor, WA

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The Cats Meow
(360) 679-3378
Oak Harbor, WA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
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Pet Sitters International

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Lickety Clips Grooming
(360) 424-2036
2130 E. Parkway Dr.
Mount Vernon, WA
Description
Owned and operated by Nancy Thomas Certified groomer, catering to all of your pets grooming needs. Graduate of Mission Ridge Pet Styling Academy. Providing an in home friendly comfortable grooming experience. We groom your pet how you want it groomed. Easy access off of Riverside Dr. Great discounts for seniors, veterans, military and multi pet families. Vet recommended, Member of the Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

The Caravan Dog Grooming
(360) 682-5210
1419 North View Rd
Oak Harbor, WA
Description
Affordable grooming, in a family-like setting. Grooming by Rebecca Brown, who has a Pet Grooming diploma - offers a friendly approach to grooming. She knows every dog is different, and caters to their special needs, taking the time to get the job done right. Big or small, she grooms them all! Offering great prices and pick up and drop off. Can also groom at your home, if needed!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services

Pawash
(360) 293-2194
2720 Commercial Ave
Anacortes, WA

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Dog Style Grooming & Bath Hse
(360) 652-4199
6302 Happy Hollow Rd
Stanwood, WA

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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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