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Horse Grooming Services Cave Creek AZ

Local resource for horse grooming in Cave Creek. 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.

Got Pets? Pet Sitting, LLC.
(602) 361-4642
Cave Creek, AZ
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Shear Estacy Pet Grooming
(623) 939-3020
4715 W Olive Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Description
Gromming at business location. A small full service shops for customers that look for a groomer how cares about what she puts out. Kindness and love for the work is most important.Tues through Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

A Groomin Tyme
(602) 866-1566
1512 W Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Description
GROOMER'S: Grace Munger-Joanna Allan We are a small comfortable salon with a aaa+ rating from our furry friends.Large or small we groom them all. We have many shampoos,conditioners and re-moisturizers to make your pet feel, look and smell their best. We are open from Tues thru Sat. Special days and hours can be arranged with your groomer. Walk-ins welcome as well as nail trims or a visit just to check us out.

Bow Wow Pet Boutique
(623) 561-8815
20165 North 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ
Description
Pet grooming all breeds of dogs, puppies and cats. Quality is our best feature not quantity. Open Mon thur Sat. 7am to 4pm

Animal Attractions LLC
(602) 942-9000
15224 N 59th Ave. #17
Glendale, AZ
Description
A full service salon offering all breed dog and cat grooming by skilled professionals. Grooming always includes nails trimmed, ears cleaned and hair plucked, bath, hand drying (no cage dryers), haircut, bows and cologne. Most grooms are complete in 2 hours. Open Tuesday- Saturday.

Sonoran Desert Pet Resort
(623) 551-5299
42323 N. Vision Way
Phoenix, AZ
Description
Full service pet resort. Includes grooming, daycare, boarding, training, canine therapy and rehab. All breeds grooming.

My Dogs Hair Salon
(480) 951-9402
7136 E Mercer Lane
Scottsdale, AZ
Description
Full service dog and cat grooming. grooming,and pet supplies.Owner has 30 years grooming experience, same owner operated since 1985. Our motto is "Gentle professional care done the way YOU want." Open Monday thru Saturday.

Groomin Tyme
(602) 866-1566
1512 West Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ
Description
NO kennels or cages! We hand dry all of our clients. Big or small. Our older dogs are done in a timely fashion. New puppies are treated with patience and care. All breeds are welcome. Flea and tick dip, de-shedding, medicated baths and conditioners availible, or bring your own. Stop in for a nail trim. Open Tuesday thru Saturday.

Colleen's Grooming
(602) 595-9335
12450 N 35th Ave. Ste 65
Phoenix, AZ
Description
Full service grooming for all breeds of cats and dogs regardless of size or temperment.Cage free environment with outdoor enclosed play yard.We focus on your pets happiness as much as we do there grooming.

Canine Designs
(480) 342-9663
4325 E Barwick Dr
Cave Creek, AZ

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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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