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Horse Grooming Services Athens GA

Local resource for horse grooming in Athens. 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.

Wonder Woman Pet Sitting Services
(706) 254-1104
Athens, GA
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, 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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Bark Dog Spa and Boutique Inc
(706) 353-1065
1850 Epps Bridge Parkway
Athens, GA
Description
Athen's premier pet styling salon where we combine state of the art grooming with all natural grooming products to give your pet a relaxing day at the spa!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Fur'st Class Pet Resort
(706) 769-5129
1450 Odom
Bishop, GA
Description
All the modern conveniences with good old fashioned care . we take are time ..
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

Lazy Bonez Pet Stuff
out of bussiness
1689 Old Pendergrass Rd
Jefferson, GA
Description
I am a professional pet stylist since 1988 and operator.My husband and I run the shop.We are commited to your pets (baby)every need.We also are full line pet shop.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available

Bark Dog Spa & Boutique
(706) 353-1065
1850 Epps Bridge Pkwy
Athens, GA

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Classic City K9 Grooming
(706) 850-8585
548 Hawthorne Ave
Athens, GA
Description
Full service grooming salon dedicated to dogs only. We offer a variety of services including spa treatments, Nail Caps, dental care and more! We also have a retail selection! We are Athens, Georgia's PREMIER grooming salon!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Diva Dogs Day Spa
(706) 355-9911
297 Cedar Creek Dr
Athens, GA
Description
Diva Dogs is a full service dog grooming spa in Athens, Georgia. We pamper your pet with spa services and all the comforts of a home environment. Bows, a bandana & cologne are complimentary! Spa services are massage, teeth brushing, conditioning wrap, all natural flea dip/bath, nail caps, nail polish and de-skunk. Let us pamper your dog!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

The Groom Room
(770) 725-5726
2048 Hwy
Statham, GA
Description
Dog Grooming and bathing. Low volume. By appt. only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Yaps Fifth Avenue Pet Grooming
(706) 227-2833
160 Sharon Cir
Athens, GA
 
The Pet Store
(706) 546-9906
3190 Atlanta Hwy Ste 109
Athens, GA

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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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GA Equine Law

Georgia

Under Georgia law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to Chapter 12 of Title 4 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.  (Sign posting required.)