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Horse Grooming Services Foley AL

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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

South Paws Pet Spa
(251) 928-0750
6 S Bancroft St
Fairhope, 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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Pawsitively Purrfect Grooming Salon & Pet Spa
(334) 524-3309
605 US Hwy 29 N
Valley, AL
Description
A full service salon and kennel offering dog grooming and boarding services by skilled professionals. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes nails and dewclaw trimming, bath with the appropriate shampoo for your particular dogs coat .Spa speciality packages are available as well as toothbrushing. We specialize in giving your pet a perfect pampering experience;they won't want to leave. Open Monday-Saturday.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

The Grooming Shoppe
(205) 786-3664
3160 Mulga Loop Road
Birmingham, AL
Description
A full service salon offering dog grooming by a skilled professional. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes nails trimmed, then bathed and then properly groomed to your satisfaction. We specialize in small breed grooming only at this time. Open Thursday - Monday
Services
Special Care Appointments

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

Dog Daze
(251) 928-8064
357 Morphy Ave
Fairhope, AL

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Model Pets Resort & Spa
(706) 518-6988
3016 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Lanett, AL
Description
We are a full service salon and spa for both dogs and cats...we also offer hotel service for 24 hour care while your away, and we have a pet boutique onsite for all your pet care needs
Services
Special Care Appointments , Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Paradise Pet Resort & Spa
(256) 772-1197
128 Cleghorn Blvd.
Madison, AL
Description
Suite-Style boarding for dogs and cats, grooming, spa treatments, dog daycare, pet parties, training and pet boutique.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred

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

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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.)