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Horse Grooming Services Cedar Park TX

Local resource for horse grooming in Cedar Park. 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
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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The best little groom shop in Texas
(512) 259-2808
605 County Rd. 273
Leander, TX
Description
I am your all breed personal groomer, here for you since 2001. Focusing on becoming "Green" and using Natural Eco-friendly Products. 25% off your first groom and satisfaction guaranteed!

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.

Pet Hair Everywhere
(512) 869-2544
3010 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX
Description
We provide the most thorough and exceptional grooming care possible for your dog.

Cedar Park Animal Clinic
(512) 258-2221
119 N Bell Blvd
Cedar Park, TX
 
Happy Tails Cafe dog bakery & boutique
(512) 343-6238
3801 mia tia circle #d
austin, TX

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The Best Li'l Groom Shop In Texas
(512) 259-2808
605 C.R. 273
Leander, TX
Description
We are a full service salon on the cutting edge of the "Going Green" front. We pride ourselves on a natural & loving practice.

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.

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

Daycare Grooming
(512) 257-2292
600 S Bell Blvd Ste 3
Cedar Park, TX

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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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