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Horse Grooming Services Newport RI

Local resource for horse grooming in Newport. 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.

Furry Friendly Pet Sitting
(401) 749-4898
warwick, RI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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The Wet Dogz & More
(401) 823-3649
723 Providence Street
West Warwick, RI
Description
We offer all aspects of grooming, including dogs, Cats and ferrets. Our prices are the most affordable around and we ARE fully insured. We also sell grooming products and bakery items. We offer morning, evening and weekend appointments. Give us a try and you wont be disapointed. We are independently owned and operated. We have references available upon request. We offer a soothing enviornment with music and candles. Free coffee or tea for you.
Services
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

De-Tails Pet Grooming Svc
(401) 788-9995
966 Boston Neck Rd
Narragansett, RI

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Sakonnet Grooming
(401) 624-9969
549 Main Rd
Fall River, MA
 
Short Cuts Mobile Grooming
(508) 678-7889
621 Mount Hope Ave
Fall River, MA
 
Furry Fellas Pet Service LLC
(401) 374-2230
Coventry, RI
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Paws Pet Grooming, etc.
(401) 213-6525
3769E Old Post Rd.
Charlestown, RI
Description
Your dog?s comfort is very important to us. We groom by appointment only, which allows each dog our undivided attention. By providing one-on-one grooming in a low-volume salon your dog can relax and learn to tolerate and even enjoy the grooming experience. Being groomed regularly not only keeps your dog looking, smelling, and feeling great,it also helps us build a trusting relationship with your dog.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Sitting Services

Monique's Grooming Salon
(401) 624-4273
1204 Fish Rd
Fall River, MA
 
Designer Dog
(401) 254-1118
15 Gooding Ave
Bristol, RI

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Gagnon Grooming
(508) 674-2349
2046 S Main St
Fall River, MA
 
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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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RI Equine Law

Rhode Island

Under Rhode Island Law, an equine professional, unless he or she can be shown to have failed to be in the exercise of due care, is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to this chapter.  (Sign posting is required.)