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Horse Grooming Services Auburn AL

Local resource for horse grooming in Auburn. 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.

All Creatures Veterinary Clinic
(334) 826-2577
2050 Wire Rd
Auburn, AL
 
Liz's Pet Grooming Salon
(334) 887-4750
800 Mckinley Ave
Auburn, AL
 
For Paws Boutique
(334) 502-7900
1747 Ogletree Rd
Auburn, AL
 
Jenny's Pets
(256) 682-1424
Huntsville, AL
Services
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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Groomin' and Roomin'
(256) 878-PAWS
8972 US HWY 431
Albertville, AL
Description
Groomin' and Roomin' was founded by Jaime St.Clergy, a pet-lover and established groomer in the Sand Mountain area. We invite you to experience the difference at our Pet Spa and Resort. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Open Monday through Saturday. Call for an appointment or tour of our facility
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Parkway Animal Hospital
(334) 821-7672
1935 Opelika Road
Auburn, AL
 
Groomingdales
(334) 826-8195
435 N Dean Rd
Auburn, AL

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Groomingdale's
(334) 826-8195
435 N Dean Rd
Auburn, AL
 
Hoof N Paw
(205) 427-2797
Hoof N Paw Pet Grooming
Springville, AL
Description
Offering a great bath and groom with lots of TLC. Everything from Scotties to Rotties or Pugs to Poodles. Experience, skill and commitment to your pets health and care. Our approach is to provide your dog or cat with a pleasant grooming experience. Your pets needs will be addressed. Soapless shampoos, deshedding solutions and nail grinding are just some of the services offered. Evening and weekend appointments available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Vet Referred

Yuppy Puppy Palace
(334) 382-1442
Yuppy Puppy Palace is located at 81 Garrett Rd. Greenville
Greenville, AL
Description
We provide a full grooming service for small dogs only. We provide customers with free pick-up and delivery.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

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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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AL Equine Law

Alabama

Under Alabama Law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury or death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to the Equine Activities Liability Protection Act. (Sign posting required.)