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Horse Grooming Services Albuquerque NM

Local resource for horse grooming in Albuquerque. 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.

'Happy Meows'
(505) 508-5753
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pin Up Pups Pet Salon
(505) 884-0545
3228 San Mateo NE
Albuquerque, NM

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Groomingdale's Pet Spa
(505) 822-1000
7321 San Antonio Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM
Description
Professional grooming for all breeds in a gentle, clean, comfortable spa environment. Also offering a "do-it-yourself" dog & cat wash.

Beck 'n Coll Pet Services
(505) 294-5004
9308 Susan Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM
Description
A full service salon and kennel offering dog grooming, daycare and boarding services by skilled professionals. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes nails and dewclaw trimming, then bathed with the appropriate shampoo for your particular dogs coat. We offer pickup and delivery services of your pet. Open 7 days per week.

A Pawfessional Sheik Boutique
(505) 892-2335
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Description
Licensed professionally trained pet groomer and pet owner. Your pet will receive first class service catered to your particular pet breed. Your pet is our priority. We offer a clean, safe, friendly environment. Pets are seen by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Fetch! Pet Care of East Albuquerque
(866) 338-2463
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Bath Brush and Beyond Pet Spa
(505) 345-4386
3848 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM

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The House Call Groomer
(505) 803-3785
2908 Candelita Ct. NE
Albuquerque, NM
Description
Compassionate and competent house call groomer serving the Albuquerque/Bernalillo area. Full-service spa treatments offered for small dogs and cats only. Reasonable prices as well!
Services
Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services

Mtn Rose Grooming
(505) 269-6171
Ventana Ranch - West Side
Albuquerque, NM
Description
If you looking for special tender care to your loving pet we help to make them feel comfortable. Specialize in small breeds under 30 pounds. We manage your dogs care and make sure that your pet is intitled to some specail massage treatment while taking care of the necessities such as: anal glands, ears and nails. You will note that your pet is well groomed and will enjoy the home and special enviornment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Doggie Doos
(505) 889-3667
2423 San Pedro Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM

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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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