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Horse Grooming Services Forest Lake MN

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ACME Dog Grooming LLC
(651) 407-7090
Michele's Paw Spa
Hugo, MN
Description
As groomer and owner, Barbara Chapman is committed to offer a gentle and enjoyable environment for your dog's needs. Barb is a grooming school graduate will make every effort to ensure your pet's safety and comfort during the grooming session. Her priority is quality based rather than volume based. Please call for an appointment at Michele's Paw Spa 651-407-7090.

Pine Ridge Pet Care
(763) 755-5321
2172 Station Parkway
Andover, MN
Description
PineRidge Pet Care Grooming Salon provides a high quality grooming service combined with tender loving care for pampered family pets. The salon offers services that include all of the basic hygiene factors of pet care. Services are facilitated in a process tailored to meet the needs of clients who live busy and complex life styles.

Top Dog Groomery
(763) 585-4888
2953 Brookdale Drive
Minneapolis, MN
Description
Top Dog Groomery is a full service salon. We provide all breed dog, and cat grooming by appointment only. See our website for more information, as well as money saving coupons.

Grooming Station
(763) 767-6992
384 109th Ave NE
Blaine, MN

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PetSmart
(763) 421-0179
3589 RIVER RAPIDS DR NW
COON RAPIDS, MN

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Personal Touch Pet Grooming
(763) 784-4833
200 Marian Ct
Circle Pines, MN
Description
Owner/Groomer Deb Molin is a 1987 graduate of a grooming school and a Certified Master Groomer. She provides a calm home environment for most breeds of dogs and is frequently recommended by local vets. Grooming is by appointment, weekdays and Saturday. Closed Sunday and Wednesday.

Pawsitively Purrfect Grooming
(651) 204-3145
1889 Todd Drive
Saint Paul, MN
Description
Experienced groomer of 9 yrs with many preffered clients including many show dogs. I would like to show your animal how to have fun with their grooming experience.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet
(651) 982-1897
843 W Broadway Ave Ste B
Forest Lake, MN

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Anne Marie's Pet Grooming
(651) 484-7400
3590 Owasso St
Saint Paul, MN

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Paws & Claws
(651) 275-8939
1709 Greeley Street
Stillwater, MN
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6am-9pm, 7 days a week

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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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