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Horse Grooming Services Corpus Christi TX

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Phyllis' Precious Pets
(361) 442-0321
Corpus Christi, TX
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Flour Bluff Grooming
(361) 937-7157
10530 S. Padre Island Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX
Description
Clean, Friendly, one-on-one environment. Over 20 years experience with all breeds of dogs and cats providing specialty clips, short clips, bathing, ear and nail care, and flea control. Appointments available Wednesday through Saturday.

VCA Oso Creek Animal Hospital & Emergency Center
(361) 994-1145
7713 S Staples St
Corpus Christi, TX
 
Grooming Boutique
(361) 241-8131
10926 Leopard St
Corpus Christi, TX
 
All Pets Bathe & Groom
(361) 939-9597
529 Glenoak Dr
Corpus Christi, TX
 
All Pets Bath and Groom
(361) 939-9597
529 Glenoak Dr
Corpus Christi, TX
Description
Specialising in small dogs under 30 lbs. For the very discriminating pet owner who wants only the best! Low volume. High quality. No pesticides used. Professional pet styles with over 30 years experience. Open Tuesday- Friday. By appointment only. Offering Oxyfresh Oral Hygiene Solution For Bad Breath. Custom made Magnetik Jewelry. For pain rrelief of arthritis, injuries and healing for both your pet and yourself.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Dog House
(361) 992-9525
4237 S Alameda St
Corpus Christi, TX
 
Barking Lot Grooming
(361) 991-4734
5921 Yorktown Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX
 
Animal Hospital Of Padre Island
(361) 949-8200
14802 Compass St
Corpus Christi, TX
 
Bruno's Bath House
(361) 937-7729
1217 First National Blvd
Corpus Christi, 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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