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Horse Grooming Services Saco ME

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All Breed Dog& Cat Grooming
(207) 772-1462
71 LONGWOOD DR
Portland, ME

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All Breed Dog & Cat grooming
207-772-11462
71 Longwood dr
Portland, ME
Description
Grooming is done in my home ,in a quiet atmosphere,,dogs do not have to be left all day. I have been in business since 1966.references available upon request.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Blacksmith Brook Grooming
(207) 646-4688
1862 Post Road
Wells, ME
Description
Janet, an avid animal lover and professional groomer, has been in the business since 1977. We groom all breeds. Limited day care available. Hours are Tue-Fri, 7:30-5:30. Please call for an appointment 207-646-4688
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, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Muddy Paws Pet Grooming
(207) 850-1665
59 Walnut Hill Road
Shapleigh, ME
Description
A full service grooming service for all breeds of dogs and cats. I am a certified groomer, who loves animals and making them look, feel and smell great.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Casco Bay Veterinary Hospital
(207) 761-8033
1041 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME
 
Spoiled Rotten
(207) 929-3935
489 Cape Rd
Hollis Center, ME
Description
The grooming is done by our Master Groomer Tracey Benson. Tracey has been working with pets for 25 plus years To help relax your pet Tracey has created a stress free enviroment and uses positive handling techniques. Our hours are by appointment only. We also offer pet portaits for those who are interested. Pet portaits make excellent gifts.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services

Lebel Dog Grooming
(207) 641-2027
1501 Post Road Route 1
Wells, ME
Description
Lebel's clientele varies anywhere from puppies to senior dogs and even special needs dogs. We are a full service salon offering dog grooming, doggie day care, self bathe and hydro therapy services. A pampering experience for your dog in a relaxed, clean, gated and friendly environment. Monday - Saturday
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Furs A Flyn, Dog Grooming & Self Service Dog Wash
(207) 646-2121
175 Depot Road
Wells, ME
Description
Owner / Groomer, Amy, has 7 yrs. grooming experience and is known for her "love of dogs". Call 646-2121 for an appt. We also offer Self Service bathing. We have everything you'll need to get your pet squeaky clean and feeling great! No appt. is needed for this service. Gather up the family and your fur-kid(s), and pay 1/2 the price! The best part is that you leave the mess for us! We offer evening and Saturday appt.'s. as well.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

PetSmart
(207) 283-6546
208 MARINER WAY
BIDDEFORD, ME

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Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic
(207) 772-3385
192 Brackett St
Portland, ME
 
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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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ME Equine Law

Maine

Under Maine law, an equine professional has limited liability for an injury or death resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities.  (Sign posting required.)