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Horse Grooming Services Leavenworth KS

Local resource for horse grooming in Leavenworth. 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.

Carol's Pet Sitting
(816) 808-9994
Leavenworth, KS
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Hair of the Dog LLC
(913) 250-5386
301 Cherokee
Leavenworth, KS
Description
Opening July 2009! A full service salon and pet boutique offering professional pet grooming using natural products. All breeds welcome. We also groom your non-canine furry pet too. Big and small..we groom them all. Open Sunday through Thursday.

Shampooch Pet Grooming
(913) 299-7297
9100 Leavenworth Rd
Kansas City, KS
 
Barnharts Dog Grooming
(913) 299-8370
3362 N 70th Ct
Kansas City, KS
 
Shampooch Pet Grooming
(913) 299-7297
8617 State Ave
Kansas City, KS

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Kathy's Klippery
(816) 330-4111
Holistic Mobile Pet Stylist
Platte City, MO

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Just Four Paws Day Spa
(913) 796-6627
204 Westview Rd
Mc Louth, KS
Description
Welcome! Thank you for choosing Just Four Paws Day Spa for your pets full service grooming needs. Taking care of your pets hygienic health is of the utmost importance, we work with you to achieve an optimal grooming regimen that will compliment your lifestyle as well as your pets. Again, Thank you for the privilege you have extended by sharing an important part of your pets life with us!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Bethel Animal Hospital & Kennels
(913) 334-2792
7100 Leavenworth Rd
Kansas City, KS
 
Shampooch Pet Grooming
(913) 299-7297
9100 Leavenworth Rd
Kansas City, KS

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PetSmart Pet Grooming
(816) 746-5392
8970 N Skyview Ave
Kansas City, MO
 
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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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KS Equine Law

Kansas

Under Kansas law, there is no liability for an injury to or the death of a participant in domestic animal activities resulting from the inherent risks of domestic animal activities, pursuant to sections 1 through 4.  You are assuming the risk of participating in this domestic animal activity.  (Sign posting required.)