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Horse Grooming Services Plymouth MA

Local resource for horse grooming in Plymouth. 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.

The Kitty's Corner/Feline Aficionada
(781) 447-5489
Whitman, MA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Dedicated To Dogs
(508) 946-4333
134 Precinct Street
Middleboro, MA
Description
Take your dog to a FRIEND! Dedicated To Dogs provides home-styled grooming, daycare & boarding. When your dog is here, they are treated like family!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Melody's Pet Grooming
(508) 985-9855
74 Main St
Acushnet, MA
Description
Melody's Pet Grooming is family owned and operated. We have over 25 years of grooming experience. Melody's offers there services to all breeds of dogs and cats.Our services include basic grooming, dematting, and flea treatments as well.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Rover Makeover Pet Grooming
(508) 888-3906
2289 State Rd
Plymouth, MA
 
Petsmart
(508) 746-2077
88 Shops At 5 Way
Plymouth, MA
 
From Puddles to Cuddles Dog Grooming
(617) 605-4037
66 Fuller St.
Halifax, MA
Description
I am self owned and operated and have over 30 year experiance. All and any breed welcome.Day, Night & Weekend grooming by appointment. Your furry kid will be treated with care and compassion as well as a great smelling makeover.specializing in labadoodles of all sizes. In order to keep customer cost down. I have currently relocated my shop to 66 fuller st. Halifax, Ma
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Pooch Paws
(781) 792-0484
1212 Hanover St
Hanover, MA
Description
Cheryl Purcell is a Nationally Certified Master Groomer and a member of Groom Team USA. Also severs on the Board of NEPGP (New England Pet Grooming Professionals), and is the 2005 Groom Team Liaison. Her expertise and commitment for the field was combined with Massasoit Community College to develop a state of the art pet grooming certificate program. Come see the difference that our experience makes.
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, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

Cosmopawliton Pet Grooming
(508) 525-9111
358 Middle Road
Acushnet, MA
Description
We offer a wide variety of grooming services with flexible hours
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Petco
(508) 747-4132
216 Colony Place Rd
Plymouth, MA
 
Plymouth Animal Hospital
(508) 746-4232
100 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, 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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MA Equine Law

Massachusetts

Under Massachusetts law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to section 2D of chapter 128 of the General Laws.  (Sign posting required.)