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Horse Grooming Services Land O Lakes FL

Local resource for horse grooming in Land O Lakes. 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.

Barks N Bubbles Mobile Grooming
(813) 244-7435
Land O Lakes
Land O Lakes, FL
Description
Barks N Bubbles Mobile Grooming services Pasco and Hillsborough county! I am a committed pet owner and lover. I have 3 dogs myself and a cat. I am available Monday - Saturday. I offer full-service grooming and spa treatments!
Services
Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Barks and Bubbles Sakon and Spa
(813) 205-9722
12402 Tarpon Springs Road
Odessa, FL
Description
I'm the proud owner/groomer of Barks and Bubbles. I treat every furry baby as it was my own with compassion, patience and LOTS of TLC. I will make every effort that your pet has the upmost enjoyable grooming experience since I will never settle for less. Please check out our website for more detailed information.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Critter Boarding & Grooming
(727) 856-8964
15240 County Line Road
Spring Hill, FL
Description
Critter Boarding offer luxury boarding for dogs, cats, and other small animals like birds,rabbits & turtles in comfortable, clean, and stress free home-like environment.

Paw Wash Plus of Trinity
(727) 375-7070
2319 Seven Springs Blvd
New Port Richey, FL
Description
Paw Wash Plus is a professional grooming salon, self-service pet wash, bakery & boutique. Our groomers have over 15 years experience in salons and vet offices. We can offer your pet spa treatments without the spa prices. Grooming available 7 days a week. Our bakery and holistic foods make us a one stop shopping experience. We supply everything but the dirty dog!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Lidia's Touch Pet Grooming
(813) 907-5080
10341 Cross Creek Blvd
Tampa, FL
Description
New Tampa Wesley Chapel, FL, Salon hours Tue. - Sat from 8:00 to 4:00. We are a full-service professional pet grooming salon with impeccable customer service, at an affordable price. We welcome all breeds and all sizes, cats too. Lidia is a competitive award winning groomer with many years experience, and member of the NDGAA. We have a comfortable, immaculately clean, beautifully appointed salon. Walk-in or call us for your appt.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Canine Country Club
(813) 334-1241
1403 Jen-Ma-Jo Lane
Lutz, FL
Description
A full service grooming salon by a skilled professional. Groomer and owner, Christine Hubbard, a Bay Area Pet Grooming Academy graduate, is dedicated to deliver five-star service to all her clients. Rest assured your loved one will experience a safe, stress free environment with private, individualized attention. Plus she caters to senior dog needs. Please call for appointment.

Barks and Bubbles Salon and Spa
(813) 205-9722
12402 Tarpon Springs Road
Odessa, FL
Description
Dog Grooming: From breed-specific grooms to once-a-year shave downs, I am committed to giving your pet the spa treatment they deserve and I take seriously the kind of cut you want for your dog. Your dog is my top priority! Dogs not brushed and clipped regularly can develop skin problems as well as painful tangles and matts. Dogs that are groomed regularly are better socialized and happier around people.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Fetching Dog Spa
(727) 944-4112
2336 Seven Springs Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL
Description
Fetching Dog Spa

A Dog's Life
(813) 962-6246
14912 N. Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL
Description
Kelly (owner) and Becky are committed to making your pets grooming experience friendly and enjoyable. We have about 18 yrs experience between the two of us. Our hours are Monday thru Saturday 8:00am to 5:30 pm.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Bow Wow Boutique
(813) 903-9663
17018 Palm Pointe Drive
Tampa, FL
Description
Upscale grooming salon and boutique. Deana Magliano-Mazurkiewicz owner/groomer has 12 years of experience and is an award winning competitive groomer. Shop has three full time experienced groomers with knowledge of all breeds of dogs and cats.Open Tuesday through Saturday 8am to 6pm by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

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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FL Equine Law

Florida

Under Florida law, an equine 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.  (Sign posting required.)