Horse Grooming Services Waterville ME
A full service kennel and grooming spa. Pamper your pet with one of our Spa treatments. Our heated floors keep your pet warm in cold winter months.All boarding animals have views of TV. Check out the latest showing.So call for your Spa treatment today. Open Monday thru Friday for your convenience. Owner lives on premises, and is a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred
Groomers & owner, Sarah Cunningham is certified in pet CPR/First Aid. Dogs are bathed with the Hydro-Surge Bathing System, a massaging system used to promote good skin health in pets and significantly decrease shedding! The salon offers an array of goodies in its boutique! As well as same day appointments based on availability! Pick Up & Delivery Service Available as Well! Call for Pricing!
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services
Heidi J. Blood, owner of The Pet Groomer has relocated to The New England Road in Searsmont. Years of animal experience, degree in Veterinary Experience, Certified Animal Control Officer and Certified Equine Massage Therapist. Hard to handle or special needs pets welcome. All breeds and species welcome. Professional, knowledgable service, reasonable rates. Veterinary Reffered.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Pet Sitters International
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Pet Sitters International
The original Canines & Cats. Full service salon. Owner and groomer is Leslie Main and has experience in a vet's office. 13 yrs. grooming experience. Specializing in one on one grooming and cats. Your pet is only here as long as it takes to be groomed. Appt. required. No walk-ins. Open Monday-Wednesday and Friday.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred
Specializing in a one on one pet grooming experience to limit your pets stress. We have state of the art grooming equipment to pamper your pet. Open Weds. and Thurs. and some Sats. by appointment.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Doggie Day Care, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
Pet Sitters International
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...
ME Equine Law
Under Maine law, an equine professional has limited liability for an injury or death resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities. (Sign posting required.)