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Horse Grooming Services Trumbull CT

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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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Dogland Grooming Services LLC
(203) 667-2690
957 Evers Street Extension
Bridgeport, CT
Description
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.
Services
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

Doggie Styles
(203) 922-0075
128 Center Street
Shelton, CT
Description
Doggie Styles Pet Grooming, full service dog and cat grooming, flexible drop off/pick up hours, family owned and operated,
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

Doggie Day Spa, LLC
(203) 922-0628
507 Howe Avenue
Shelton, CT
Description
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.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Puppy Kaboodle
(203) 459-5300
268 Main Street
Monroe, CT
Description
Our experienced groomer is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Our full service grooming salon uses only the top of the line soap free shampoos and conditioners. Whether its puppy's first groom or Senior canine day our packages offer something for every little dogs needs. Shop our chic' boutique where you will find high quality fashions at reasonable prices. From diamond jewels to leather bombers there is a fit for your dog. Open Monday Thru Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

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

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Who's Your Doggie, LLC
(203) 496-9331
105 Canary Place
Stratford, CT
Description
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.
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, Pet Daycare Services

TLC Kennels LLC
(203) 925-9126
40 Oliver Terrace
Shelton, CT
Description
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.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Happy Tails at Ash Creek & Ash Creek Grooming
(203) 382-1301
3008 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT
Description
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.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Head to Tail Grooming
(203) 254-3274
39 Sanford St.
Fairfield, CT
Description
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.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

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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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