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Horse Grooming Services Ann Arbor MI

Local resource for horse grooming in Ann Arbor. 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.

Platinum Pet Service
(734) 737-0363
Plymouth, MI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Dash and Splash LLC
(734) 992-2835
16295 Wildfox ct
Romulus, MI

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Paw Print Inn Pet Resort & Spa
(248) 615-8500
41249 Vincenti Ct
Novi, MI

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Ann Arbor Kennels
(734) 253-2211
7555 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI
Description
Ann Arbor Kennels is a small facility with loads of hands on care and with a professional, experienced staff, located in Ann Arbor, MI.

Bark'ers Pet Salon
(734) 254-9703
633 S. Main St.
Plymouth, MI
Description
Professional pet grooming for an inexpensive price. All breeds welcome including cats. 20 years of combined experience. Offering everything from bathing to show cuts, nails and teeth cleaning. Pick up and delivery if needed. No Tranquilizers used!

Comfy Creatures Dog Walking & Pet Sitting
(888) 273-8748
Livonia, MI
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Delicate Paws LLC
(734) 469-4714
9917 Marie St.
Livonia, MI

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Kelly Kennels
(734) 426-4700
7555 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI
Description
A full service salon and kennel offering dog grooming and boarding services by skilled professionals. Since 1991, Kelly Kennels has striven to provide a safe, clean and comfortable environment for every pet boarded with or groomed by us to ensure that their visit with us is as pleasant as possible. Over the past 16 years, Kelly Kennels has established a reputation for giving the highest quality care for your dog or cat.

Waggle N Whiskers Grooming Btq., Inc.
(734) 429-7687
100 S. Ann Arbor Street
Saline, MI
Description
A full service pet salon offering dog & cat grooming/ pampering by skilled groomers with Hydrosurge bathing, premium shampoos & conditioners, FURminator Shed-Less treatments and more.. Open Monday - Saturday

Parkway Professional Grooming
(734) 453-9488
418 N. Main Street
Plymouth, MI
Description
We are celebrating our 21st year serving the Plymouth, Northville, Canton area. Your pet is the heart of our business. We specialize in the Bichon Frise, Shih Tzu, long haired cats and Havense. We offer 30 years experience showing, breeding and grooming Bichon Frises. We also offer cat boarding. Open Monday thru Saturday 9 to 5. At Parkway Professional Grooming Dogs Rule!

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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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MI Equine Law

Michigan

Under the Michigan equine activity liability act, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from the inherent risk of the equine activity.  (Sign posting required.)