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Horse Grooming Services Alvin TX

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Fetch Pet Care of Pearland
(713) 568-7304
Pearland, TX
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
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Pet Sitters International

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Spa Pets Mobile Pet Grooming
(281) 744-7447
PO Box 592
League City, TX

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Tracy & Cathy's TLC Pet Salon
(281) 996-7010
5131 FM 2351 Rd.
Friendswood, TX
Description
Tracy and Cathy are committed pet lovers who will make sure your pet has a wonderful day at the salon. You get a full salon package with us without the cost. We also have doggie day care and pick-up and delivery. Open Monday-Saturday 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

Paws & Friends LLC.
(281) 489-8669
3602 Bailey Ave.
Manvel, TX
Description
We are a full service salon offering professional grooming, to any size pet, by trained associates. Pick-up and delivery available.

Pearland Pet Grooming
(281) 804-2260
3939A Allen Rd
Pearland, TX
Description
Mechele has over 20 years experience in all breed grooming. She has won awards in Terriers, Mixed Breeds, Sporting and Non Sporting groups. She is also highly recommended by local veterinarians. By appointment only.

Pampered Pet Sitting Services
(281) 684-1411
League City, TX
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Grooming, Pet Transportation, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Fabulous Fur Fluffers
(281) 968-7480
121 E. House St.
Alvin, TX
Description
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Tracy and Cathys TLC Pet Salon
(281) 996-7010
5131 FM 2351 Rde.
Friendswood, TX
Description
Tracy and Cathy have over 20 years experience between the two of them. They love grooming dogs and cats. The salon has a very relaxed atmosphere where the dogs can run free while waiting to be groomed. They are always happy when they leave and can't wait to come back.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

the pink paws pet spa
(713) 436-8530
12155 Shadow Creek Parkway ste.114
Pearland, TX
Description
We are a full service pet spa, offering a variety of packages for dogs and cats.Our mission at The Pink Paws is to provide an environment for all pets that is safe, comfortable, and clean. We only use all natural products that do not contain harmful detergents and chemicals.We are here to not only groom your pet, we want to build a bond with them so that we can gain their trust and give them a fabulous relaxing day at the spa!

Pooch Pad Country Kennel
(281) 489-9727
5115 Mcknight Rd
Pearland, TX
Description
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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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