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Horse Grooming Services Livermore CA

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Play Pals Pet Services
(925) 437-8322
Brentwood, CA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Wine Country Pet Spa
(925) 606-0946
1365 Hilliker Place
Livermore, CA
Description
All breed dog & cat grooming in a hilltop country estate setting. All grooming performed by the spa owners. "Pampering Pets in the East Bay Since 1985". Formerly the Bark Station Pet Grooming in San Lorenzo, California.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pyrenees Pets
(925) 648-7387
3440 Camino Tassajara
Danville, CA
Description
We indulge your dog with a revitalizing bathe, stimulating blow & towel dry, 15 min brush out, breed specific or parent requested haircut, as well as clean out ears, trim/file nails and check anal gland. Dirty Paws Spa service is by appointment only. Grooming Hours: Tues, Thurs & Sat. 9:00-5:00 Cost: Depends on Breed/Size. Store Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-7:00 Sat & Sun 10:00-6:00

Doggie Depot
(925) 516-7224
1300 Central Blvd. Suite E
Brentwood, CA
Description
We are a full service salon offering grooming, spa packages, massage by our talented award winning staff. We are commited to providing your pet with the finest in pet care. We've been voted "Best of Brentwood" by our community for 7 years in a row now. We offer pet taxi service, express grooming and pet bed laundry. Unique items available for sale in our boutique. Gift Certificates available. Open Tues-Sat. Call to schedule an appt.

Puppy Love
(510) 792-2237
5174 Mowry Ave
Fremont, CA
Description
Proper grooming will keep your dog or cat healthier and looking better, with less shedding. Our professional grooming services include: Warm bath and drying; flea bath, if needed; brushing, including removing mats; nails trimmed; ears cleaned; anal glands; hair trim; desired breed haircut. For appointments or any questions, please call,

The Woof Gang - Wolfgang Wechsel, Owner
(510) 676-8808
Fremont, CA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Purrfection Mobile Cat and Small Dog Grooming
(925) 337-6369
849 E. Stanley Blvd Unit 103
Livermore, CA
Description
We specialize in cats! Our groomer is certified and professionally trained by a grooming school licensed by the State of California, with years of experience competitively show grooming cats and registered with Cat Fanciersof America. We offer mat removal, bathing, trimming and styling with cat-safe products, performed by a groomer that loves and understands the special needs of cats.

Nicia's Pet Depot
(925) 803-0238
Nicia's Pet Depot
San Ramon, CA
Description
Nicia's Pet Depot offers expert grooming services including a 7-Point Doggie TuneUp Service! We have one groomer and a bather. Grooming Hours: 10am to finish. Velda grooms toy breeds on Mondays and Wednesdays, Sharon does Doggie Tuneups on Tuesday,Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Decadent Pets
(209) 834-8067
925 Central Ave
Tracy, CA
Description
A full service grooming salon featuring over 5 groomers with a vast amount of experiences including showing of dogs and cats. All groomers have 8- 45 years experience in actual pet grooming. We also feature a pet boutique for your unique pet needs. Your pets are our passion. We are open 7 days a week. We specialize in special needs pets and take the time to make you and your pet more comfortable. Veterinarian reccommended.

Tails R Waggin Mobile Pet Grooming
(925) 443-2840
5424 Sunflower Ct
Livermore, 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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