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Horse Grooming Services Raleigh NC

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Purrfurred Pet
(919) 671-2733
Raleigh, NC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Michelle Loves Your Pet
(919) 306-7760
Fuquay Varina, NC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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You Lucky Dog Daycare Inc.
(919) 788-8388
8604 Jersey Court
Raleigh, NC
Description
Our groomer, Kathy Lopes, is very experienced in all types of cuts and grooming services. She is available by appointment to take care of all your dog's needs. We are also a doggie daycare and boarding facility.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

Beauties And Beasts Grooming
(919) 771-5080
5176-F NC Hwy. 42 West
Garner, NC
Description
Full service grooming for all breeds. Open Tuesday-Saturday with late appointments available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

GONE WITH THE FUR
(919) 329-2844
1304 Cool Spring Road
Raleigh, NC
Description
An exclusive home-based grooming business accepting a limited clientele. I will give your pet my undivided attention from start to finish. I only do one dog per day unless you have a multiple dog family. I offer a full range of grooming and styling services. By appointment only. References available.

Paws Up
(919) 417-7040
Morrisville, NC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Comfort Zone Pet Sitting & In Home Grooming
(919) 672-3378
Durham, NC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Bark Grooming, LLC
(919) 665-9767
6300 Limousine Drive Suite 102
Raleigh, NC
Description
By Appointment pet grooming. For appointments (919)665 - 9767 please leave message. We do not groom aggressive, or tick/flea infested pets at Bark. We are trained groomers with a hands on training from Nash Academy of Animal Arts. Grooming since 2003. Environmentally friendly products and state of the art equipment. Ask for a tour! Absolutely no heated cage dryers. Minimal crate usage facility, if any. No all day stays.
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, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Chatham Animal Hospital
(919) 342-5487
105 Oceana Place
Cary, NC
Description
Our groomer Leigh is very compassionate. She is skilled in breed standard as well as "puppy" cuts, face feet fanny trims, summer shave downs and de shedding baths. All dog are bathed, brushed, toenails trimmed and ears cleaned.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Shaggy to Chic
(919) 239-0041
107 S. Ellington St.
Apex, NC
Description
Shaggy to Chic is a home-based grooming shop in Wake County, NC. Owner and groomer, Jody Whitehurst, is dedicated to providing quality grooming for your pet in a safe, calm, quiet, low-stress, caring environment with lots of one-on-one attention. Please call for an appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) 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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NC Equine Law

North Carolina

Under North Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of equine activities.  Chapter 99E of the North Carolina General Statutes.  (Sign posting is required.)