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Horse Grooming Services Gainesville GA

Local resource for horse grooming in Gainesville. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to horse groomers, as well as advice and content on animal grooming, pet care, horse brushes, and horse auctions.

Catspells
(770) 337-1401
Flowery Branch, GA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
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Pet Sitters International

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Purr-A Cat Sitting Service, LLC
(404) 510-3697
Cumming, GA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pet Place Anita Strickland Inc.
(770) 965-1733
Anita Strickland
Flowery Branch, GA
Description
Anita Strickland Certified Master Groomer with 14 years experience offers Tender Touch Grooming with a Pat from Above. Compitent Staff. Boarding, pick up and delivery also available. Now offering Basic Grooming Courses 101 to keep your pet looking its best.Call for Appointment 770-965-1733.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Splish Splash Pet Salon
(770) 983-0800
Splish Splash Pet Salon
Clermont, GA
Description
A husband/wife team with a combined 16 years experience in professional all breed and specialty dog and cat gooming. We are certified veterinary technician, ABKA certified pet care technician, AKC certfied CGC evaluator, and master certified canine teachers. We offer boarding, daycare and pet retail, Blackwood pet foods.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

K9 Design
(706) 429-0240
4191 Hwy 53 East
Dawsonville, GA
Description
All breed dog and cat grooming, boarding, training, and supplies. Open Monday thru Saturday 7am-7pm for grooming. Boarding dogs are supervised 24/7. Located on Hwy 53 in Dawsonville, GA. Groomer is certified and has 16 years experience.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Companion Pet Sitters, Inc. (CPS)
(770) 205-5111
Cumming, GA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pet Grooming by Jean
(770) 262-3425
5542 River Valley Way
Flowery Branch, GA
Description
Owner Jean Chadwick is a pet lover with over 6 years grooming experience.I offer Home Based Pet Grooming to make grooming a relaxing and enjoyable experience for your pet.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

Pawsatively Purrfect Inc.
(770) 965-0192
7419 Spout Springs Road
Flowery Branch, GA
Description
A full service grooming salon that offers all breed dog and cat grooming.Schedule an appointment with one of our caring and highly qualified groomers.Give your pet the pampering they deserve.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Foothills Veterinary Clinic
(706) 216-1356
375 Auraria Rd.
Dawsonville, GA
Description
Foothills Veterinary Clinic is a full service facility. Offering the latest in Veterinary services, boarding and grooming. Kym our groomer has been a professional groomer for more than 25 years. She is an all-breed groomer and enjoys attending seminars and trade shows to further her education and to keep up with the latest dog grooming tools and procedures. She will make every effort to ensure your pet enjoys the grooming process.
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, Vet Referred

Bloomin' Tails
(770) 831-5530
3300 Hamilton Mill Rd.
Buford, GA
Description
Full service grooming in a retail pet supply shop. Personal & personalized service - not assembly line. Pets don't stay all day. Your pet gets the same groomer each time.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare 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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GA Equine Law

Georgia

Under Georgia law, an equine activity sponsor or 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, pursuant to Chapter 12 of Title 4 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.  (Sign posting required.)