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Horse Grooming Services Flower Mound TX

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Peggys Ultimate Pet Sitting
(817) 913-8287
Roanoke, TX
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Personable Pet Care
(469) 252-4780
Frisco, TX
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Every Dog's Day Canine Resort & Day Spa
(972) 294-5477
8795 Preston Trace Blvd.
Frisco, TX

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Dog Days Day Spa for Dogs
(940) 497-3175
4451 FM 2181
Denton, TX
Description
The best dog salon & small dog daycare in Texas! Over 20 years pet styling experience. Member Member: Iternational Society of Canine Cosmetologists. Dog grooming, canine massage, small dog daycare & boutiuqe. Specializing in custom clips. Organic products, pesticide free flea shampoo, toothbrushing, nail trimming, coat carding.

Club Canine
(940) 383-2766
7800 East McKinney Street
Denton, TX
Description
A full service salon located at a beautiful and clean boarding facility. Our groomer Karen has over 15 years experience in animal care and grooming. She grooms all sizes and breeds, giving extra attention to elderly or disabled pets.

Hoof Claws and Paws Pet Sitting Services
(972) 313-5588
Lewisville, TX
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Starr Pet Services
(972) 741-1402
Grand Prairie, TX
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, 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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Pretty Paws Grooming Salon
(817) 491-2771
208 So. Oak Street
Roanoke, TX
Description
Our groomer & owner Kathleen has 25 years experience grooming, training and showing dogs. She will provide your pet with a stress free, relaxing environment by allowing your pet to "Hang Out" in the gated area of the salon. We use all natural Kelco Shampoo & Conditioners. Open Monday - Saturday.

Animal Hospital of Valley Ranch
(972) 409-0186
c/o Animal Hospital of Valley Ranch
Irving, TX
Description
Heather Tuthill, is a certified groomer/pet stylist in the DFW area. Offering friendly, all breed dog and cat grooming with a gentle touch. She is professionally trained and committed to providing superior care for your pet when they visit. See her portfolio and blog at her web site.

Pawsh Boutique LLC
(817) 545-7387
1014 Collin Drive
Euless, TX
Description
In my home based business I can provide you and your pet the quality care and service You desire! Located in the heart of Euless. For more info then I can't fit here, please checkout my website full of info and pictures. www.pawshboutique.net
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available, 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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