Horse Grooming Services Stratford CT
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Pet Sitters International
Our goal is to create a warm, friendly environment and love and care for your pet like you do. We walk, play, train, feed, groom and love your animal while you are away.We have an open crate policy which means your dog can mingle with the others or have private time. We do not consider ourselves a kennel, we have private rooms. We offer pick up and drop off (24 hour)service.
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, Pet Daycare Services
Owner and graduate of NY School of Dog Grooming Bob Deveau is dedicated to providing a pleasurable grooming experience for both you and your dog. He offers a full service salon and will cater to your pet's specific needs. Open Tuesday - Saturday.
Doggie Styles Pet Grooming, full service dog and cat grooming, flexible drop off/pick up hours, family owned and operated,
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery
Let us pamper your best friend to a relaxing day at the spa! We are a full service grooming salon and offer aromatherapy shampoos, hot oil treatments, deshedding program, pawdicures, teeth brushing & more. Open Tuesday-Saturday, flexible hours.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services
House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Pet Sitters International
A full service salon offering dog grooming services by skilled professionals. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes nails and dewclaw trimming, then bathed with the appropriate shampoo for your particular dogs coat followed by appropriate conditioner. We offer pickup and delivery services of your pet. Open Tuesday-Saturday.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services
We use only natural and organic grooming products. Low stress environment with classical music playing. We carry the best in natural and organic foods and treats. #1 Pet Boutique 2009 in Fairfield Weekly Readers Poll.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available
Come visit our state-of-the-art facility for your boarding and grooming needs. Now offering training and therapeutic massage. 6,000 sq. ft., all indoor, climate-controlled kennel with ample natural lighting. Weekdays Monday thru Friday opening at 6:30am thru 6:00pm, Saturdays 7:00am thru 4:00pm, to better serve our clientele. We will also be open on Sundays from 9:00am-11:00am for pickups only.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services
Head to Tail provides professional dog grooming services in the heart of Fairfield, CT. Do-it-yourself and transportation available. Customized appointments for puppies and dogs with special needs. Very skilled and experienced groomers. Open Mon-Sat.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services
Pre-Purchase Evaluation Process
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...
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...