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Horse Grooming Services Eugene OR

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Horse Watch
(541) 513-5304
Cottage Grove, OR
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Tails-B-Waggin
(541) 688-2253
3641 Byron St.
Eugene, OR
Description
Premium service from a groomer with 25 years experience. Inexpensive, discounted prices tailored to your budget. Friendly home atmosphere for your pet's comfort and safety. Please call for an appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Show Grooming Services

Blue Ribbon Pet Grooming
(541) 895-5343
34118 E Cloverdale Rd
Creswell, OR
Description
We are a full service pet grooming salon and we love animals! We know your pet is an important member of your family and we promise to make him or her feel safe and comfortable while in our care. Regular grooming keeps your pet healthy and looking nice!

Mindys Muddy Paws
(541) 998-2227
287 W 5th Ave
Junction City, OR
Description
A full service dog grooming by skilled professionals. Your dog will be given first class care and service Open Tuesday-Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

PetSmart
(541) 683-3353
2847 CHAD DR
EUGENE, OR

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Pawsitively Perfect Grooming By Amanda
(541) 343-6833
2040 West 18th Ave
Eugene, OR
Description
Susan Walz & Pam Verner, Certified Master Groomers are here to give your pet expert care. We do breed correct grooming for all breeds. Specializing in Terriers & Poodles, pet & show grooming. Combined, we have over 50 years of grooming experience! Full spa treatment with FREE TLC! Anesthesia free tooth cleaning. No chemicals used. Open Monday thru Saturday. Call for appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Two Tails Dog Grooming
(541) 514-4979
Two Tails Dog Grooming
Springfield, OR
Description
Two Tails Dog Grooming offers full sevice grooming where your pet is treated with nothing but TLC. As we say "Have your pet pampered in a fun, friendly and stress free environment!"

Embarkadero Compassionate Grooming
(541) 988-3003
PO Box 744
Pleasant Hill, OR
Description
With forty three years of professional grooming experience, Molly Sargent offers compassionate grooming for dogs and cats in a small personal salon setting. We make grooming a pleasant experience and welcome pets with behavior problems. Our services include hydro massage baths, all natural shampoos, professional grooming, retail pet toys and Nutura pet foods with dietary consultations. Open Tues-Sat.

Avion's Pet Spa
(541) 942-7433
610 Wood Ave
Cottage Grove, OR
Description
A full service pet spa offering 30 yrs of gentle,loving and knowledgable nationwide experience in all breeds of cats and dogs. Show, Pet and farm clips, hard to handle pets and elderly pets a speciality. Certified also as obedience, pet manners, search dog consultant.
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, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Lucky Dog Salon
(541) 915-1221
1720 Evergreen Dr
Eugene, 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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