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Horse Grooming Services Alabaster AL

Local resource for horse grooming in Alabaster. 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.

Fox Valley Dog Grooming
(205) 358-8263
6683 Hwy 17
Maylene, AL
Description
"Quality not quantity!" We pride ourselves in a quality job and pleasant experience for your dog. With over 25 years experience owner, Rhonda Peel, is a groomer with your dogs best interest at heart! We are open tues-sat and have morning and evening appointments.Give us a call today. We have a spot reserved for your best friend!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Doggie Styles
(205) 917-3718
195 West Valley Avenue STE 124
Birmingham, AL
Description
Years of experience. Poodles to pit-bulls, maltese to mastiffs. In Homewood, Alabama. Shop hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 8am to 6pm. We also sell pet products.

Paw Perfect Grooming
(205) 620-9606
3122 Highway 52 W
Pelham, AL

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Posh Pets Inc
(205) 621-4254
300 Yeager Pkwy
Pelham, AL

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PetSmart
(205) 437-0254
5025 Highway 280
Birmingham, AL

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Paw Perfect Grooming
(205) 620-9606
3122 Highway 52 West
Pelham, AL
Description
Full Service Salon offering Day Care and Special needs. Debbie is a Grooming School graduate and has been in the Buisness for over 20 years.We are commited to your dogs well being and never use any type of Sedation. We pride ourselfs in treating your Pet as if it were our own. We are opened Tue - Fri from 700am-600pm and Sat 800am- 300pm by Appointments
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

PetSmart
(205) 663-2389
100 COLONIAL DR
ALABASTER, AL

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Ms Mary's Pet Grooming Llc
(205) 620-4511
3154 Highway 52 W
Pelham, AL

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PetSmart
(205) 682-9556
3780 RIVERCHASE VILL
HOOVER, AL

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Liberty Animal Hospital
(205) 970-0411
3810 River Run Dr
Birmingham, AL
 
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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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AL Equine Law

Alabama

Under Alabama Law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury or death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to the Equine Activities Liability Protection Act. (Sign posting required.)