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Horse Grooming Services Florence AL

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Classic Clips Dog Grooming andThings
(256) 766-6888
871 Florence Blvd.
Florence, AL
Description
Classic Clips-specialize in grooming small to medium size dogs under 35 lbs to AKC Breed Standards,& offer Hand Stripping for Terriers and we also groom Airedales and Standard Poodles. By Appointment Only Tues-Thursday 7:30 -5:30 Give us a try, Your Dog will love us and You'll know why! Owner, Terri Curry, is an ISCC Certified Dermatech Specialist,& stays up to date on the latest developments in Dog Grooming, to better serve you.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Debbie's Tidy Dog Grooming Salon
(256) 766-6360
2401 Huntsville Rd
Florence, AL

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Jenny's Pets
(256) 682-1424
Huntsville, AL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Bonnie's Dog Grooming
(251) 865-6116
11288 Potter Tract Road
Grand Bay, AL
Description
Established in 1987 in Grand Bay AL and grooming small breeds since 2000 Specializing in poodles, which I show. I work by appointment only so that each client receives special attention. Normally available Monday through Friday daytime hours.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pampered Paws Pet Salon
(334) 730-4989
109 Ready St.
Wetumpka, AL
Description
Pampered Paws Pet Salon is a Full Service Grooming Salon for All Breeds of Dogs. We Offer a Clean Quiet & Friendly Enviroment. Our groomer Judy is a Graduate of WSPDG with over 30 Years of Pet & Show Experience. We offer Convenient Appointments, Senior Pets & Puppy Grooming is our Specialty.
Services
Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Show Grooming Services

Dog House Grooming Salon
(256) 766-2112
1209 N Wood Ave
Florence, AL

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Big Dog Grooming
(256) 386-7630
501 S Montgomery Ave Ste C
Sheffield, AL

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Holly's Country Canines
(205) 647-5832
21 Mountain Woods Lake Rd.
Warrior, AL
Description
New grooming salon located in Hayden, AL! I provide a clean and comfortable place for your pet to get his or her haircut. I am open Tuesday- Saturday by appointment only. Every new client receives $5 off their 1st visit so call today!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Debbie Duncan
(251) 540-8544
526 Retreat Lane
Gulf Shores, AL
Description
Private grooming service for less stress to your pet. Spa services available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services

The kAm Companies
(251) 233-7608
137 N Wren Lane
Robertsdale, AL
Description
A full service salon offering your dog a home-like, anxiety free grooming enviroment. Our groomers are all pet owners themselves, and are grooming school graduates with all breed certification. We limit our services to DOGS only. Our groomers have over 30 years combined experience. Open 7 days a week, with evening appointments available. We offer pick-up and delivery service on Saturday and Sunday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming 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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AL Equine Law

Alabama

Under Alabama Law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury or death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to the Equine Activities Liability Protection Act. (Sign posting required.)