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Horse Grooming Services Parkersburg WV

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Winding Road Boarding Kennel
(304) 428-3518
1886 Winding Rd
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Full service salon/spa and kennel offering dog & cat grooming & boarding services by skilled professionals.Owners Ron and Denise Rodeheaver, Denise head groomer has 15 yrs experience, attended grooming school and has extra schooling for her compaion animal hygenist, We have 3 groomers on staff with professional bathers. We use highest quality shampoos and conditioners selected for each animal depending upon their skin.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Winding Road Kennel, Inc
(304) 428-3518
1886 Winding Road
Parkersburg, WV
Description
We offer a wide variety of services including a full line of spa products and packages. Everything for your pet to look and feel it's best.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Peke-A-Boo Pet Styling Salon
(304) 428-3690
3209 Dudley Ave
Parkersburg, WV

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Kelly's Shedding Shack
(740) 376-0129
102 Pike St
Marietta, OH

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Designer Dogs Pet Salon
(304) 229-8082
17 Hovatter Drive
Inwood, WV
Description
Renee' Turner, owner and professional dog groomer with over 25 years experience is vet referred and provides lots of TLC. References are gladly given.Grooming is by appointment.All dogs must be current on vaccinations & owner must provide proof of such from their vet. This policy is to help assure that all pets entering the salon are healthy. Due to limited space, regretfully, I can not accomodate large breeds or cats. My small salon is cozy and homey, not cold and uniform, making your pet feel
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

4 Paws Salon
(304) 588-6294
1085 Dutch Ridge Rd.
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Pets are scheduled by appt. Early drop offs welcome! Full grooming service provided. 17 years experience.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Vet Referred

The Pet Groomer
(304) 422-5775
3009D Murdoch Avenue
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Full-service pet salon/spa.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Best Friends Grooming Llc
(740) 373-3838
745 Silver Globe Rd
Marietta, OH

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The Pet Groomer
(304) 422-5775
3009D Murdoch Avenue
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Full-service pet salon/spa.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Winding Road Boarding Kennel
(304) 428-3518
1886 Winding Rd
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Full service salon/spa and kennel offering dog & cat grooming & boarding services by skilled professionals.Owners Ron and Denise Rodeheaver, Denise head groomer has 15 yrs experience, attended grooming school and has extra schooling for her compaion animal hygenist, We have 3 groomers on staff with professional bathers. We use highest quality shampoos and conditioners selected for each animal depending upon their skin.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

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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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