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Horse Grooming Services Fresno CA

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Grooming Tails Pet Salon And Sitting
(559) 432-7387
90 E Escalon #106
Fresno, CA
Description
We offer full-service grooming, Self-service, Pickup and delivery, Boarding and daycare. Family owned with a loving staff your friend is our friend!! reasonable rates.

Lorie's Pet Palace
(559) 647-5416
612 N. 6th St.
Fowler, CA
Description
Our groomer and owner, Lorie Grisso, is a commited pet lover and has patience with every animal. she has knowledge and will pamper your dog to the fullest.Call for appt. 559-647-5416 Open 7 days a week
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Animal Attic
(559) 268-1785
1551 N Palm Ave
Fresno, CA
 
PETCO Animal Supplies Inc
(559) 226-4941
4144 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA
 
Personal Touch Pet Grooming
(559) 226-4483
4178 N 1st St
Fresno, CA

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The Sudsy Mutt, Inc.
(559) 433-8895
10069 North Maple AVe.
Fresno, CA
Description
Open 7 days a week!Call for times. We offer full service grooming, (specializing in Kat kutz)a self service pet wash, & can do ANY show clip :) call for an appointment. No appointment needed for self service wash or nails. We also carry specialty items, foods & training products. What we don't carry in our groom shop we carry next door in our pet shop "Captive Critters" Featuring Fresh & Salt Water Fish

Animal Attic
(559) 268-1785
1551 N Palm Ave
Fresno, CA

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Olivia's Hot Dogs & Cool Cats
(559) 229-9720
2402 E Gettysburg Ave
Fresno, CA

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Elaine's Pet Resorts
(559) 227-5959
3912 N Hayston Ave
Fresno, CA
 
Poodle Town USA
(559) 222-3749
409 W Shields Ave
Fresno, CA

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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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