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Horse Grooming Services Crown Point IN

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The Pooped Pooch
(708) 418-0706
Lansing, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pampered Paws Grooming
(219) 464-2359
3253 Wintergreen Dr
Valparaiso, IN
Description
New to the Valparaiso Indiana area, serving porter county area Pampered Paws In home grooming service. I will come to your home to groom your pet or pets.experenced everything you get at the groomers except your loving pet leaving his or her home to go sit in a cage for hours to get groomed. let me take all the hassel out of going to the groomers your pet will love you for it . Thank you!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

K-9 Style & Shine
(219) 374-6618
13925 Lauerman St
Cedar Lake, IN

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Love My Pet
(219) 865-0228
1039 Sheffield Ave
Dyer, IN

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The Hydrant Dog Grooming
(219) 923-3649
8638 4th St
Hammond, IN
 
Hungry Hound
(219) 365-5543
8243 Wicker Avenue
Saint John, IN
Description
A relaxing atmosphere awaits your pet at Hungry Hound's spa and salon. We schedule by appt, allowing us to groom each pet in a one-on-one session. Our groomers use only natural products. Our services include bathing, clipper cuts, hand scissoring, nail clipping, and appropriate styling. Grooming can be stressful, but by offering one-on-one attention in our cageless, low-volume, friendly salon your pet will feel safe, loved, and beautiful.

Arbor View Animal Hospital
(219) 762-7267
Arbor View Animal Hospital
Valparaiso, IN
Description
Low stress home atmosphere. Any size breed welcome. Pre-groom consultation. Special attention for puppies & older dogs. Thorough handbrushing & gentle de-matting. Shedless treatments. Double bath & hand blow dry. Coat conditioning. Nails clipped & filed. Ears plucked & cleaned. Pretty bows or bandanas and cologne if desired. Personalized gifts made from your pet's "After Grooming" photo.

PetSmart
(219) 864-0411
711 US HWY 41
SCHERERVILLE, IN

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Petco
(219) 924-9219
10235 Indianapolis Blvd
Hammond, IN
 
Dode Dog Grooming
(219) 838-0192
2527 Highway Ave
Hammond, IN
 
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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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IN Equine Law

Indiana

Under Indiana law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities.  (Sign posting required.)