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Horse Grooming Services West Columbia SC

Local resource for horse grooming in West Columbia. 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.

Specialty Pet Care LLC
(803) 348-5273
Gilbert, SC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Canine Paradise Grooming Salon
(803) 750-7334
736 St Andrews Rd Suite J
Columbia, SC
Description
Ultimate pampering for your pet! At Canine Paradise we specialize in exceptional care for your pet. We offer full service grooming for all breeds. We have an open floor plan so that you may watch us and your pet at anytime. In December 2005 we built three daycare rooms loaded with toys, toddler beds, and mirrors on the wall so thay your dog can check himself out after his groom! Open Monday thru Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Show Grooming Services

Diva Dogs, LLC
(803) 787-3226
3600 Rosewood Dr
Columbia, SC
Description
We are a full service grooming salon that offers custom styling, bathing, and spa packages. We pride ourselves on cleanliness and outstanding customer service. Specializing in small breeds and Puppy's First Haircut. Open Tuesday-Saturday 8-6.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services

Alpha Dog Mobile Grooming
(803) 781-6598
10611 Broad River Rd.
Irmo, SC
Description
Our groomer is Toni Carter. We are serving Irmo to Timerlake and Lexington. Appts. available Mon-Fri. Pleas call for further information
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, 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

Mill Creek Grooming
(803) 748-9809
2841 Millwood Ave
Columbia, SC

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A Spaw At Your Door Mobile Pet Grooming
(803) 237-0726
1792 S. Lake Dr.
Lexington, SC

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Diva Dogs Grooming, LLC
(803) 787-3226
3600 Rosewood Dr.
Columbia, SC
Description
Full service grooming salon that offers custom styling, bathing, and spa packages. We pride ourselves on cleanliness and outstanding customer service. Specializing in small breeds and Puppy's First Haircut. Open Monday-Saturday 8-6.
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Special Pets
(803) 951-3313
1481 Pisgah Church Road
Lexington, SC
Description
Special Pets, located in Lexington, SC, caters to small "diva dogs", elderly and disabled dogs. We offer aroma therapy baths, flea control, shavedowns, nail trims, pet and breed styling. We are a small shop and take only a few dogs turning out high quality work. By appointment only, please call 803-951-3313. Over 25 years experience as a groomer.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Val's Pretty Pets
(803) 794-3647
1505 Charleston Hwy Ste B9
West Columbia, SC

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Shandon-Wood Animal Hospital
(803) 254-9257
912 Daly St
Columbia, SC
 
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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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SC Equine Law

South Carolina

Under South Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of equine activity, pursuant to Article 7, Chapter 9 of Title 47, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976.  (Sign posting is required.)