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Horse Grooming Services Corvallis OR

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All Natural Dog Grooming
(541) 829-0523
5285 Philomouth Blvd
Corvallis, OR
Description
Damiana uses all natural products and is an expert in holistic health for pets. She Has been a groomer for 33 yrs She is frendly and personable, She is a skilled professional and has produced award winning results as a Groomer and Trainer. Available mon thru Fri for Appts

Judy's pet grooming
(541) 905-4104
1426 6th Ave SE
Albany, OR
Description
We groom dogs, cats, and pets of all breeds and sizes. All of Judy's Pet grooming staff provide a loving, patient, and professional atmosphere. Judy has been grooming for 25 years. Having a family owed business allows Judy to work the job she loves and spend time with her grandchild. All of the products used in our shop are all natural and hypo-allergenic which makes your pets feel and look great!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Retail Pet Products Available, Show Grooming Services

Divine Canine Mobile Dog Grooming
(541) 231-4135
Corvallis Or
Corvallis, OR
 
Happy Tails Professional Pet Grooming
(541) 752-3898
2355 Ne Merloy Ave
Corvallis, OR
 
Sully'S Stay & Play Doggie Day Care
(541) 981-2789
617 Nw Hickory St, Suite 120
Albany, OR
 
Happy Tails Professional Pet Grooming
(541) 752-3898
2355 NE Merloy Avenue
Corvallis, OR
Description
Vet recommended with 13 years professional dog and cat grooming experience. Graduate of the New York School of Dog Grooming. My goal is to provide compassionate and knowlegdable services to all my clients.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Dirty Dog Self Service Pet Wash
(541) 758-0764
920 Nw 9th St
Corvallis, OR
 
Petco 203
(541) 766-8997
2365 Nw Kings Blvd
Corvallis, OR
 
Doggy Day Spa Natural
(541) 753-0583
5285 Sw Philomath Blvd
Corvallis, OR

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Petco 1243
(541) 926-0286
717 Geary St Se
Albany, OR
 
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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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