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Horse Grooming Services Simpsonville SC

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Anita's Cat Spa,LLC
(864) 288-3782
110 E Butler Road
Mauldin, SC
Description
Anita's Cat Spa, LLC is an exclusive Feline Grooming Spa,also offering vacation destinantions for your kitty to stay in while your away. Each destination is approximately 38-42 sq. feet. Please call today to reserve your kitties Vacation or to schedule a Grooming Spa Package.We do not sedate.We offer flexible appointments and the phone is always forwarded to a cell after hours. Can't wait to hear from you.

Fur-Babies Pet Salon
(864) 419-3534
102 Saxon Drive
Piedmont, SC
Description
We are committed to insuring that your pet has an enjoyable and safe grooming experience. Fur-Babies is a full service grooming salon for both dogs and cats. Our grooming package includes ear cleaning, nail trim, relaxing bath with massage, anal glands expressed and a hair cut tailored to your requests. We offer pick up and delivery in a limited area. We are open on Saturday and Sunday and evenings by request.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services

Critter Corner
(864) 292-8600
1302 Stallings Road
Greenville, SC
Description
Our groomer and owner, Maria Cromer, is a grooming school graduate and has been grooming since 1995 and provides a calm, quiet environment to make your pet feel at home and relaxed. No tranquilizers are used in our shop. We offer specialty services such as Blueberry Facial, shed control, geriatric and puppy grooming. Large dogs welcome. Open Tuesday-Saturday.
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, Show Grooming Services

Downtown Doggie
(864) 616-3788
12 Mayfair Drive
Taylors, SC
Description
Downtown Doggie created a kennel-free environment where individual attention in a non-assembly line approach for the safety and comfort of your doggie! NDGAA '96. Call for an appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Catty Shack
(864) 963-5689
1215B NE Main St
Simpsonville, SC

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Teresa's Mobile Grooming Salon
(864) 631-8235
Piedmont
Piedmont, SC
Description
A full service salon offering grooming by a skilled professional with years of hands on experience and references. Your pet will be given first class service, which includes bath, hand dryed, nails filed to profection, ears and anal glands. We specialize in small breed as well as the large breed grooming. Stress free for you and your pet as well. please call to ensure an appointment. I work Monday thru Saturday. Ask for Teresa Julian
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Bubbles & Biscuits LLC
(864) 877-0032
435 The Parkway
Greer, SC
Description
Full service grooming salon plus a do it yourself dog wash. We have 2 professional groomers on staff and a team with over 27 years of combined experience.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

House of Paws Pet Salon
(864) 370-8040
1162 Rutherford Road
Greenville, SC
Description
We are a full service pet grooming salon located on Rutherford Road in Greenville, SC. Salon owners and groomers, Debra Brown and Andrea Faulkenberry are lifetime pet owners, and are committed to providing quality care and service for your pets. We offer both grooming and spa services. We also carry a selection of gifts for pets and pet lovers! Your pet is always welcome at our house!
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, Show Grooming Services

All Paws On Main
(864) 497-3275
149 B West Main Street
Duncan, SC
Description
We are a full service pet grooming salon that grooms both cats and dogs. We have excellent quality with affordable prices! Best of all, we love your pets as much as you do!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Anita's Cat Spa
(864) 288-3782
110 E Butler Rd
Mauldin, SC

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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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SC Equine Law

South Carolina

Under South Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of equine activity, pursuant to Article 7, Chapter 9 of Title 47, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976.  (Sign posting is required.)