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Horse Grooming Services Poulsbo WA

Local resource for horse grooming in Poulsbo. 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.

Your Grl Friday
(360) 731-4581
Poulsbo, WA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Oscar Paws Pet Sitters
(206) 767-6882
Seattle, WA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Bed, Bath, Biscuit
(360) 697-7297
22135 Woodward Way NW
Poulsbo, WA
Description
Grooming need not be a hair-raising experience for you or your pet. At Bed, Bath Biscuit my gentle ways will leave your pet not only looking good but feeling good too. I specialize in hand scissor trims and extreme makeovers with individual styling. And if your traveling and simply can't take your pet with you we provide a home away from home.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

PJ's Paws and Claws Grooming
(206) 281-9663
3320 W McGraw St. #3
Seattle, WA
Description
Pamper your pet with professional all-breed grooming in our safe, clean and tranquil salon. Schedule your appointment today.

Amore Petcare
(206) 420-8825
1210 N 155th St
Seattle, WA
Description
Come to the best in town! Low-stress professional grooming in a home-like setting. All natural, cruelty-free products, the best of grooming technology, and love! We offer everything except what your vet does! Amore Petcare offers full-service grooming, self-wash tubs daycare, boarding. Open 6 days a week Closed Sunday. Stop by or call for your pets free grooming consultation!

Elite Pet Care
(480) 620-9790
Seattle, WA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Magic Whiskers Cat Sitting
(206) 518-7148
Seattle, WA
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
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Pet Sitters International

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The Fluffy Ruff Dog Spa
(206) 842-3599
344 Tormey Lane NE
Bainbridge Island, WA
Description
Our mission is to offer quality dog grooming, in a safe and compassionate environment. Every pet is a unique individual that deserves to look his or her best. For some, this is targeted to be as close to the AKC breed profile as possible. For some, the pattern may need to be modified for the comfort of the dog, or owner preferences. Award-winning pet stylist and National Certified Master Groomer, Julie Rust, also offers hand stripping and shedless services.

Canine Groomers
(206) 801-7366
Canine Groomers
Seattle, WA
Description
We are a full service all breed grooming salon located in Shoreline Wa., near Seattle. All our products are natural and organic, we offer one on one service, no kennel drying at all, most dogs done in 2 hours or less, no stress for your best friend. By appointment only. Please visit our web site for more information.Get $10.00 off per dog on your first grooming.

The Paw Spa
(360) 377-0399
6710 B Kitsap Way
Bremerton, WA
Description
The Paw Spa is dedicated to clients and their dogs and/or cats. I provide only the highest quality care and products for a very affordable fee. I enjoy all breeds grooming both large and small breeds. Come see what people are bragging about.

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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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