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Horse Grooming Services Cumming GA

Local resource for horse grooming in Cumming. 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.

Purr-A Cat Sitting Service, LLC
(404) 510-3697
Cumming, GA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Catspells
(770) 337-1401
Flowery Branch, GA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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PawSpa Resort
(770) 888-7291
6196 Hwy 400
Cumming, GA
Description
All breed grooming

Ruff House Inc.
(770) 619-4282
12995 New Providence Road
Alpharetta, GA
Description
Ruff House, Inc. is a full service dog boarding, grooming, and daycare facility conveniently located in Alpharetta, Georgia. Ruff House offers expert pet grooming as well as humane pet care.

K9 Design
(706) 429-0240
4191 Hwy 53 East
Dawsonville, GA
Description
All breed dog and cat grooming, boarding, training, and supplies. Open Monday thru Saturday 7am-7pm for grooming. Boarding dogs are supervised 24/7. Located on Hwy 53 in Dawsonville, GA. Groomer is certified and has 16 years experience.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Companion Pet Sitters, Inc. (CPS)
(770) 205-5111
Cumming, GA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Rachel's Pawssion for Pets, LLC
(404) 314-3849
Roswell, GA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Petite Pet Grooming
(770) 271-0500
3745 Roxwood Park Drive
Buford, GA
Description
We offer professional pet grooming for dogs under 35 lbs in our home. We are located 10 minutes from the Mall of Ga. in Buford, Georgia.Hours 8 am to 7 pm 7 days a week. By appointment.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

A Soapy Puppy Dog Spa
(678) 528-7546
6320 Hwy 9
Alpharetta, GA
Description
A Soapy Puppyis your dog's grooming paradise! Full grooming services available to pamper your pup with individualized attention. We treat your dog as if it was our own! Full grooming, self wash baths, doggie massages, training & bakery. We are a new concept dedicated to pampering your pet with HydroMassage Baths, Spa Quality Shampoo, & services conducted by caring individuals in our Spa Environment. April 2007
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services

Dog Wash Cafe
770-740-1888 & 770-475-4343
12635 Crabapple Rd.
Alpharetta, GA
Description
Full Service Salon offering Grooming, Full Service & Self Service Pet Wash. 2 convenient locations servicing Alpharetta and Milton Georgia. Our Groomers have a minimum of 11 yrs experience.
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

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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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GA Equine Law

Georgia

Under Georgia law, an equine activity sponsor or 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, pursuant to Chapter 12 of Title 4 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.  (Sign posting required.)