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Horse Grooming Services Austin TX

Local resource for horse grooming in Austin. 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.

Kelly's Pet Care
(512) 300-7387
Austin, TX
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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The Collie Cottage Pet Resort & Spa
(512) 285-3442
15805-B Giese Ln.
Manor, TX

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Groomingdale's of Austin
(512) 524-1484
1108 W. Koenig Lane
Austin, TX
Description
For a 'new experience in pet care, visit Groomingdale's of Austin.Cagefree, open concept salon in a relaxing atmosphere, complete with large, sunlight filled windows.Separate grooming area for cats. Owner-operator ,Tomay grooming in the greater Austin area for over 20 years establishing an excellent reputation for care and quality. Paige, specializing in scissoring both small and large breeds. Tuesday thru Sunday by appointment

Petco
(512) 892-7804
5601 Brodie Lane
Austin, TX
Description
A full service salon offering only the best. Our well trained and talented Groomers are dedicated to quality not quantity. We offer several different shampoos and conditioners customed to your Dogs coat and skin type. Nail trims and ear cleaning included. Open seven days a week for your convenience.

Carley's Pet Grooming
(512) 771-8756
1605 Cattle Cove
Austin, TX
Description
I am a certified pet groomer with more than two years experience. I groom out of my home, which means less stress for your pet! I do not use kennels, kennel dryers, or muzzles. Much more info, including pictures and prices, can be found on my website.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Happy Tails Cafe dog bakery & boutique
(512) 343-6238
3801 mia tia circle #d
austin, TX

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Bark n Purr Pet Center
(512) 452-3883
4604 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
Description
Our professional grooming staff takes gentle care of your pets. From our soothing hydro-surge bath and blow dry, to nail clipping and coat trimming, your pet will look and smell fabulous. Grooming available seven days a week, by appointment and walk in. A trusted Austin business for over 50 years.

Doggie Styles Spa
(512) 696-2164
2105 Justin Lane Suite 111
Austin, TX
Description
Dedicated to becoming Central Texas Finest K-9 Day Spa & Boutique. All dogs welcome! Please call for an appointment or request one on out website.

Posh Paws Dog Grooming
(512) 364-8268
Brodie Lane
Austin, TX
Description
I'm located in South Austin. I'm an active member of the National Dog Grooming Association. I'm in the process of becoming a Certified Master Groomer. I specialize in hand scissoring, drop coats, hand stripping and show grooming. I also love teaching owners and future groomers the art of grooming and proper coat maintenance.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pride & Groom Pet Salon
(512) 413-3835
8512 Croydon Loop
Austin, TX
Description
Comforts of my home. We offer full service grooming and boarding here at my home. Pet Taxi for pick up and delivery service. Vet tech exp. 20 yrs animal care exp. www.prideandgroompetsalon.com
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

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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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