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Horse Grooming Services Blackfoot ID

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Pet Styling Salon
(208) 523-6641
445 W 17th St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Statistica Incorporated
(208) 529-0091
855 N Capital Ave
Idaho Falls, ID

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Wizard of Paws Pet Salon
(208) 336-6604
1111 E. Boise Ave
Boise, ID
Description
The Wizard of Paws Pet Salon is a full service grooming salon. We offer a low stress environment where each furry client is well cared for and pampered. We strive to make each grooming experience enjoyable for both human and furry clients. Owner/groomer Andrea has over 14 years of professional grooming experience and is pet CPR/first aid certified. For more information please visit our web site or give us a call. Open Tues - Sat by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Shayla's Paw-fection Pet Grooming
(208) 922-9107
226 E Chapparosa Dr
Kuna, ID
Description
Professional All Breed Dog and Cat Grooming with over 14 years experience in pet grooming. I provide a safe and friendly environment here in my home. When you bring your pet over, you will have the comfort of knowing that I treat all of the animals like family! All grooming includes: bathing ,anals expressed, brushing, nails clipped, ears cleaned, polish(if desired) and cologne, and desired haircut. Please call for prices.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Spot-On Grooming
(208) 323-9095
10451 W. Woodhaven Ct.
Boise, ID
Description
With over 10 years grooming experience, we treat your pet to the works when it comes to grooming. Our small shop allows us to devote extra attention to each client, while keeping the environment low stress. We can tailor your pets haircut to your specifications. Consideration to the little details makes a big difference in the way your pet looks and feels after a groom.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Top Dog Grooming
(208) 524-9053
1775 Avalon St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Club Doggie Mobile Grooming Salon
(208) 344-SUDS
967 E. Parkcenter Blvd. # 313
Boise, ID

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Elite Pet Salon
(208) 553-3959
1725.5 Grelle Ave.
Lewiston, ID
Description
Elite Pet Salon is a full service pet grooming shop. I specialize in all breeds of dogs and cats. With over 25 years of professional, pet grooming experience, your pet will always receive the precise care and attention it needs. My goal, here at Elite Pet Salon, is to pamper your pet from head to toe and to bring out your pets natural beauty. With my experience and talent, Elite Pet Salon is among the most qualified in the pet grooming industry.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Palouse Pets
(208) 882-8075
Palouse Pets
Moscow, ID
Description
Our groomer and owner, Donna Wright, is a committed pet lover and grooming school graduate who emphasizes your pets comfort and enjoyment. Services include full grooming to breed standard or any pet trim, bath and brush, nail trims, carding, shedless treatments. Open Tues-Sat.

The Dog House
(208) 438-9074
219 N Main
Paul, ID
Description
All grooming is done by owner, groomer. Gentle patient care, and a quiet enviorment, will help your dog to enjoy receiving a lot of loving attention. Open Mon. thru Sat.

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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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