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Horse Grooming Services Fort Wayne IN

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Pooch Parlor Pet Grooming, Supplies & Gifts
(260) 471-4440
3704 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Vickie Bailey-Moon, certified pet stylist, believes that if a dog is treated with kindness he will welcome coming back to be pampered and groomed by a friend. Based on that philosophy, Pooch Parlor soon grew and now has two additional pet stylists grooming alongside Vickie and a new much larger building that has an addition a pet boutique up front to further pamper pets and those who love them.

Waynedale Grooming Salon Inc
(260) 747-5483
2715 Lower Huntington Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Lynn Swager owner has 25 years in the grooming business. I make your pet my priority. We only use all natural products at my salon. All pets get a hydro-surge bath which deep cleans as well as massages. All groomers must attend seminars to keep up to date on what best for your pets. We also sell all natural pet foods, treats and supplements to help keep your pet clean healthy and happy.

Amanda's Countryside Pet Retreat
(260) 672-1040
9158N - 250E
Roanoke, IN
Description
Our relaxed, state-of-the-art countryside facility offers skilled grooming, low-stress boarding, pet-related retail, and expert breeder referral. Our owner, Amanda, has groomed dogs for 18 years and shown dogs for 5 years. She is a member of several prestigious breed-related dog clubs. Mon-Fri grooming hours, also Sat & Sun boarding hours.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Joy's Poodle Grooming
(260) 483-0237
2227 N Clinton St
Fort Wayne, IN

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Aboite Animal Clinic & House Call Practice
(260) 432-5525
4142 Covington Road
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Fort Wayne Grooming
(260) 415-0898
2414 Glenwood Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Pet Stylist Natalie Hoskins has been grooming for 13 years, specializing in puppies and difficult dogs. Evening and weekend appointments are available! Pick up and delivery available.
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, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Go Dog Go! Pet Salon
(260) 490-6848
1536 W. Till Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Our groomer/owner Jasmine Pokorny and groomer Kimberly Yaggi are committed pet lovers with combined 17 years experience. We Strive to provide a safe and friendly environment for your furry four legged friends. Evening and weekend appointments are available and we are open Monday-Saturday. Kitties are welcome too!

Paws-N-Suds
(260) 484-7837
2812 Hillegas Rd
Fort Wayne, IN

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Westside Animal Hospital
(260) 440-7637
4550 Illinois Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Heidi's Pet Paradise
(260) 493-7387
6222 E State Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
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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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IN Equine Law

Indiana

Under Indiana law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities.  (Sign posting required.)