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Horse Grooming Services Yorktown VA

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Auntie A's Pet Sitting
(757) 814-1098
Newport News, VA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Judiths Natural Grooming Spa
(757) 229-8905
709 Monumental Ave
Williamsburg, VA
Description
Judith is the owner,groomer and stylist that has an amazing connection with dogs and cats. We offer one on one consultations and a full service salon with no cages and by appointment only.Your pet can have a choice of shampoo, conditioner,aqua message,bath, mud bath and facials. Designer Pawdicures,nail filing and pad conditioning. Every guest has available to them a deck with a view,coffee,tea and choice of music. Come and see us. Judith
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Bark at the Moon Grooming
(804) 654-9978
Gloucester
Gloucester, VA
Description
Offering free pick-up & delivery in the Gloucester, Virginia area. I do a limited number of dogs per day to provide the least stressful environment for your pet.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Colony Animal Hospital
(757) 877-6464
13187 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
 
Pet World Grooming
(757) 877-7144
14501 Warwick Blvd Ste B
Newport News, VA
 
Diamonds In The Ruff
(757) 817-0655
106 Rich Road
Yorktown, VA
Description
Tracey runs a home based shop specializing in one pet at a time for a quiet, low stress grooming experience. Grooming by appointment only M-F 8am-5:30pm with special appointments after 6pm. Every effort is made to provide a safe quiet environment for your pet with very little crate or cage time. Typical stay at the shop is 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Dirty Dogz
(757) 838-3299
Doggy Dayz Academy & Inn
Hampton, VA
Description
Full service Groomers for dogs and cats. We welcome all breeds and sizes from Chihuahuas to Mastiffs. Military, Fire and Police discounts. Inside Doggy Dayz Academy and Inn, a cageless doggy daycare and kennel.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

Kiln Creek Animal Care
(757) 886-1300
900 Brick Kiln Blvd
Newport News, VA
 
PetSmart
(757) 249-2007
12142 JEFFERSON AVE
NEWPORT NEWS, VA

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Denbigh Animal Hospital
(757) 877-8339
475 Denbigh Blvd
Newport News, VA
 
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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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