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Horse Grooming Services Castle Rock CO

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Distinctive Pet Care, Inc.
(303) 904-0484
Littleton, CO
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Purr Y Paws
(720) 851-0312
10417 South Parker Road
Parker, CO
Description
We offer a fully equipped self service dog wash and full service grooming for dogs and cats

Smooch the Pooch
(303) 346-8009
3624 Highlands Ranch Pkwy.
Littleton, CO
Description
Welcome to Smooch The Pooch! Smooch the Pooch is an upscale pet boutique and Grooming Spa that makes pampering your pooch fun! We are a full service salon offering dog grooming with professional and loving dog groomers. We use only the finest all natural shampoos, conditioners and treatments on your pet. We cater to your dogs every need in a fun and stress free environment. You will leave our doggie salon smooching your pooch!

Doggy Stylz Grooming
(720) 202-6363
4136 S. Pennsylvania St.
Englewood, CO
Description
Independently owned and operated. Quiet, relaxed home environment. Central location. Competitive rates. Same day appointments available. open from 7am to 7pm 7 days a week. Seasoned in all breed standards including mixed and designer breed dogs.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Petsmart
(720) 733-6282
4654 Milestone Ln
Castle Rock, CO
 
In Home Grooming
(303) 781-1851
137 S. Bedford Ave.
Castle Rock, CO
Description
i come into your home to groom your pet, I have a Master Groomer Licence and Vet tech Licenece, I groom all breeds, you can watch while I groom, I do many extras, anal glads teeth, ears, and try to get done in an hour for the comfort of your pet, I have 36 years experiance
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Heritage Professional Pet Grooming, Inc.
(303) 841-5646
18901 E. Mainstreet
Parker, CO
Description
We are a full service salon offering dog and cat grooming for all sizes and types of dogs. Our groomers are skilled professionals who have worked in the grooming industry for many years. We are open Mon - Fri 7:30am - 6pm & Saturdays 7:30am - 5pm. We are closed on Sundays. Located at the corner of Mainstreet and Dransfeldt in the Town of Parker. Please call us today to schedule your pet's next appointment at 303-841-5646.

The Poodle Shop
(303) 730-3200
1500 W Littleton Blvd #118
Littleton, CO
Description
Your pet will feel frisky again! Offering all breed dog and cat grooming with spa treatments and loving attention. Our services are all inclusive. Open Monday-Saturday.

Koda's Kuts Dog Grooming
(720) 495-3378
9803 W. Saratoga Pl
Littleton, CO
Description
Koda's Kuts is a great place to bring your pets! I am a home based groomer, and keep it as stress free as possible for your little one. Appoitments are required, I can usually get you in the same day. Call today!!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available

Cat Specialist, P.C.
(720) 362-8746
612 Atchison Way
Castle Rock, CO
 
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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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CO Equine Law

Colorado

Under Colorado Law, an equine professional is not liable for the injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to section 13-21-119, Colorado Revised Statutes. (Sign posting required.)