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Horse Grooming Services Wallingford CT

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Wagging Tails Pet Sitting & Mobile Pet Grooming Service LLC
(860) 621-7387
Southington, CT
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Groomin N Roomin Kennels, LLC
(860) 346-1242
130 Meriden Road
Middlefield, CT

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Sit and Stay Dog Grooming LLC
(203) 484-7297
1387 Middletown Ave.
Northford, CT
Description
My name is Valerie. My salon is a bright, clean, warm, and comfortable place for your dog. I offer many types of services. Your dog will enjoy an all natural bath, with a style clip that meets any AKC breed standard, or modified to meet YOUR standard. Call for a appointment today.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Little Shop Of Howlers LLC
(203) 288-3330
Little Shop Of Howlers LLC
Hamden, CT
Description
Treat your pet to a day at our luxury salon and spa. Along with our traditional packages of bath, brush, and haircut, we offer hot oil treatments, botanical scrubs, moisturizing treatment, essential oil aromatherapy, pawdicures, teeth freshening, color enhancing treatments, texturizing treatments, hand stripping, hand scissoring, creative colouring, and much more to pamper your pet. Come experience the difference a day at Little Shop can make!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Camelot Kennels, Inc.
(203) 879-4280
802 Boundline Road
Wolcott, CT
Description
We have a family owned and operated boarding kennel with a full service grooming shop on premisis. We have professional pet stylist's that are skilled in hair styling for dogs and cats of all breeds. You can rest assured our products are all hypoallergenic, natural and chemical free! We have a large selection of shampoos and conditioners to fit the needs of your pet. Call for an appointment Mon-Fri 8am-5pm or Sat 8am-3pm!
Services
Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Paws Pet Resort & Spa
(203) 250-7297
312 E. Johnson Ave.
Cheshire, CT

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Village Pet Spa
(203) 269-3554
220 North Colony St
Wallingford, CT
Description
Village Pet spa has been a leading salon and kennel for over 20 years. We specialize in all breeds and feline grooming and we are open 7 days a week. Drop off grooms as early as 6:30 M-F. We have early pick-ups for special needs pets. All groomers are trained by Rod who has been a leading groomer for over 30 years having owned his 1st salon at 16 years of age.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Country Dog Training LLC
(860) 621-7297
1177 West St.
Southington, CT
Description
We are a state of the art dog facility. Offering a full grooming salon. Kate and Lisa have ten years experience grooming. Country Dog uses the finest shampoo's and organic shampoo's for sensitive dogs. We are located at 1177 West St. Southington, CT Off of I-84. We also offer dog training and cage free daycare!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Keystone-Best Friends Pet Care
(203) 393-3126
227 Cheshire Rd
Bethany, CT
Description
Full grooming service for dogs & cats. We groom 7 days a week. Please call ahead of time for an apoointment with one of our seasoned groomers.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Poochie's Parlor
(203) 488-1425
365 East Main Street
East Haven, CT
Description
Pet safety and comfort is our primary concern. Your dog will recieve professional, personalized and uninterrupted attention from our professionally trained and certified groomers. We feature "state of the art" equipment for faster, safer grooming. Walk-up ramps for ease of use. Even stainless steel tubs and kennels for a more hygienic environment Ambient air cage drying only.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting 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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