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Horse Grooming Services Ridgefield CT

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Stroll With Me Doggie
(203) 645-8702
Norwalk, CT
Services
House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Waggin' Trails
(203) 374-8488
Bridgeport, CT
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Happyfeet Petspa
(203) 792-6800
67 Newtown Road
Danbury, CT
Description
A full service dog grooming and day spa. Your pet will be given first class spa treatment including facial scrub, paw treatment, luxury massage bath as well as high quality grooming. We are a member of the National Dog Groomers Association of America. We provide lots individual attention to your pets in a relaxed atmosphere. Weekend appointments are available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of Dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Beyond The Flea
(203) 743-3474
20 P.T. Barnum Square
Bethel, CT
Description
A full sevice salon with state of the art grooming equipment substantial clientel list and great location. Open Tue-Sat.based on holistic and homeopathic treatments and products. Professional grooming of dogs all breeds. A la carte menu for walk ins available. Great business venture.

Grooming by Debbie
(203) 847-1933
250 Westport Ave
Norwalk, CT
Description
Serving the Norwalk/Westport area for 23 yrs. Special need dogs are given special attention. All natural shampoos and medicated baths and conditioners are used. Open Tuesday -Friday 8 am - 3 pm, Saturdays 8 am - 1 pm. Early drop off could be arranged. Vet recommended.
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

Unique HouseSitters
(203) 788-8511
New Fairfield, CT
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pets a Go Go LLC
(914) 458-4181
Briarcliff Manor, NY
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
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Weston Dog House
(203) 561-1638
2 Hidden Meadow Road
Weston, CT
Description
Services offered: Clipping and hand scissoring, pet sitting and walking. I do house calls as we.. I am Pet CPR Certified and I will groom all size dogs. All grooming is done in a loving and caring manner.

Bow-Meow Pet Grooming & Boarding
(845) 278-0504
bow-meow pet grooming& boarding
Brewster, NY
Description
Hello pet lovers, my name is Irene Gooden and I am committed to pampering your pets. We offer full service grooming for dog and cats. We offer cage free boarding at my home with 24 hr care. veterinarian recomended. I have been grooming for 20 years and look forward to serving you and your pets real soon.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pampered Pooch Pet Care LLC
(203) 329-7387
Woodbine Road
Stamford, CT
Description
Grooming one dog at a time by appointment only in a quiet relaxed atmosphere, a pampering experience for your pet.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

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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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