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Horse Grooming Services Anchorage AK

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Alaska Canine Services
(907) 561-9279
7100 Old Seward Highway Unit J
Anchorage, AK
Description
All Breed Pet Dog Grooming. It is our goal to make grooming and training an enjoyable experience for your pet and a convenient valuable service to you. We consider the pets we groom and train to be family members and they are given the care and consideration we give our own.

Arctic Tail
(907) 644-1040
7820 King St
Anchorage, AK
 
Golden Days Pet Grooming & Dog Daycare
(907) 770-3566
6209 Mike St
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska Pet Boarding & Daycare
(907) 868-7387
1614 N Post Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Kitty Kache
(907) 344-2287
3200 Tayshee Cir
Anchorage, AK
 
Canine Design Pet Grooming and Spa
(907) 522-3644
11520 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK
Description
Anchorage's Finest All Breed Pet Grooming. I make it my goal that you and your pet feel happy, safe, and satisfied on every visit. I offer the best in dog and cat grooming,with flexible appt.times. The most highly qualified groomer in AK. If you want your pet to look his best, in a low stress, affordable atmostphere, Look no further. Call Jennifer today.

Dog Tired Doggie Daycare
(907) 334-6963
310 E Fireweed Ln
Anchorage, AK
 
Dog Wash Resort
(907) 522-9274
1000 W 66th Ct
Anchorage, AK
 
Northern Lights Veterinary & Laser Center Inc
(907) 279-7123
2002 W Benson Blvd
Anchorage, AK
 
Doggie Motel
(907) 344-2484
2728 E 68th Ave
Anchorage, AK
 

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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