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Horse Grooming Services Boulder City NV

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Anytime Pet Sitters
(702) 430-8909
Las Vegas, NV
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Paws 'N Claws Pet Resort
(702) 565-7297
640 Eastgate Rd.
Henderson, NV
Description
Our team of award-winning stylists are prepared to perform a magical makeover on your pet! Our pet groomers have many years of training and experience and are skilled at performing show-quality cuts for all breeds. If you're looking for something specific or out of the ordinary, style and cut for your pet. Special requests have included mohawks, lion-style cuts and bright pink poodles. You're only limited by your imagination!

PetSmart Pet Grooming
(702) 558-9326
286 W Lake Mead Pkwy
Henderson, NV
 
Pooches-N-Pals
(702) 566-2140
1716 W Horizon Rdg Pkwy #120
Henderson, NV

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Legacy Animal Hospital
(702) 263-9004
2591 Windmill Pkwy
Henderson, NV
 
Professional Pet Room & Groom
(702) 294-3111
707 Canyon Rd #105A
Boulder City, NV
Description
Animal care provider certified, NDGAA certified master. Large and small dog boarding 4' x 6' and 4' x 8'. All indoor runs. Runs can be connected for large dog families. Cat boarding for cat families or single.

Barking Lot
(702) 456-5300
3742 E. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
Description
The Barking Lot, same location since 1985, is a full service salon offering dog and cat grooming by skilled professionals, over 100 years experience. Every bath and complete groom includes nail and dew claw trimming, brushing, bathing, ear cleaning and expression of the anal gland. Pick up and delivery service is available. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Henderson Animal Hospital
(702) 564-0900
360 S Boulder Hwy
Henderson, NV
 
Purrs & Wags Grooming Salon
(702) 914-9331
1651 W Warm Springs Rd
Henderson, NV

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Shiny Happy Pets
(702) 239-1315
2804 Mirage Rd
Henderson, NV

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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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