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Horse Grooming Services Spokane WA

Local resource for horse grooming in Spokane. 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.

South Hill Pet Nanny
(509) 869-1786
Spokane, WA
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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Excel Grooming Salon
(509) 474-9513
8702 N. Division St.
Spokane, WA
Description
Our salon is a new facility. We have 25 years of experience and we are very passionate about the safety and needs of your pet. We groom all breeds and we provide free grooming consultation.

Dog Haven, LLC
(509) 276-2565
6297 Sundown Rd.
Newman Lake, WA
Description
A full service salon, boarding kennel, and training facility offering personal, interactive care with each dog that comes through our door. Please tell us how to make your dog feel at home. We do full grooms, bath/brushouts, pawdicures (nail trims), and in-between trim ups. We are happy to offer advice for at home care of your dog, just call with your questions!

All Creatures Grooming
(509) 483-0447
4107 N. Division
Spokane, WA
 
Laundrapet
(509) 326-0522
5507 N Alberta St
Spokane, WA

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Quality Pet Care
(509) 328-3117
2115 W. Grace Ave.
Spokane, WA
Description
We are newly in the Spokane Area. I have been grooming since 1990 in Denver, CO. Decided to move closer to grandkids. I'm very flexable with hours and days to be open. I am here for my clients and will do whatever it takes to make both ends of the leash comfortable. We want everyone to leave happy and wagging tails. Call to set up a time to meet you & your furry friend. We look forward to talking with you. Petsitting is also available
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

The Yuppy Puppy, LLC.
(509) 467-8221
9425 N. Newport Hwy.
Spokane, WA
Description
"The Yuppy Puppy" is a unique concept in pet pampering for discerning pet owners who like their puppy pretty but don't like the mess of a home-shampooing.

Dogtown Co
(509) 534-4880
518 S Thor St
Spokane, WA
Hours
M-F 9AM-7PMS 10AM-5PM

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Pink Poodle Pets & Grooming
(509) 590-2936
3209 N Monroe
Spokane, WA
 
Dee's Dog Grooming
(509) 325-0017
3809 N Walnut St
Spokane, WA
 
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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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