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Horse Grooming Services Claremore OK

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Bark-a-Ritaville Pet Spa & Resort
(918) 343-0364
727 S. Moretz
Claremore, OK
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Bark-a-Ritaville is a full service pet grooming and boarding facility. We pride our selves in being Claremore Oklahoma's premier grooming and boarding facility. We also feature a 1 acre fenced dog park for our client pets and also open to the public.

Shampooch Dog Spa
(918) 266-7297
1603 N Highway 66
Catoosa, OK

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Barkingham Palace
(918) 948-9512
11300 N Garnett Rd
Owasso, OK

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Marde's Grooming
(918) 825-5680
323 W Graham Ave
Pryor, OK

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Oneta Animal Care
(918) 251-2544
9819 S 239th East Ave
Broken Arrow, OK
 
Shampooch Dog Spa LLC
918-266-Paws (7297)
1603 North HWY 66
Catoosa, OK
Description
A full service spa for dogs. We are Vet recommended. We will give your dog a regular shampoo, cnditioner, teeth brushing, nail trim, clean ears, bows (girls), bandana, and cologne. We are committed to making your dog happy. We also do the FURminator Shed-less treatment and have Maintenance Proprams available. We are open Tuesday-Saturday call for an appointment.

C J's Hometown Dog Grooming
(918) 274-9200
8263 N Owasso Expy Ste G
Owasso, OK

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PetSmart
(918) 272-1690
9002 N. 121ST E. AVENUE
OWASSO, OK

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Nancy's Groom Room
(918) 825-6262
449 S Wood St
Pryor, OK

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The Reliable Horse and Pet Sitter
(918) 292-9720
Broken Arrow, OK
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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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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