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Horse Grooming Services Mankato MN

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Refurbish Pet & Pdgr Grooming
(507) 317-0789
1003 N 5th St
Mankato, MN

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Cindy's Pet Grooming
(507) 386-1733
2621 E Main St
Mankato, MN

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Dog City Walkers
(612) 327-8617
Minneapolis, MN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Paws At Your Door Grooming
(612) 499-0399
944 Beacon Lane
Apple Valley, MN

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A Diamond In The Ruff Pet Grooming
(651) 455-5753
536 5th Ave. So.
South Saint Paul, MN
Description
The groomer, Jenny, is a life long lover of dogs and cats. I am a grooming school graduate with a true passion for working with our furry friends. My shop offers a low stress environment, little distraction and a lot of specialized attention your pet may require. Since every pet is unique... you choose the doo! The average stay is usually less then 2 hours. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Specialized services are available.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Vanity Fur
(507) 625-2505
1800 Adams St
Mankato, MN

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Paw Inc
(507) 625-7070
1741 Premier Dr
Mankato, MN

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Lori L's Best Friends
(763) 856-9611
Clear Lake, MN
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, 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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Animal House Pet Styling
(651) 787-0691
2612 Rice St.
Saint Paul, MN
Description
A full service styling salon offering grooming for any breed of dog or cat. Uses only top quality shampoos and equipment. All Stylists have 1st class service. Open Monday-Saturday by appt. only.

The Doggie Salon
(763) 475-2419
New Location
Wayzata, MN
Description
Our goal is to return a happy and healthy pet to you. Our groomers all have many years experience and use quality products and tools. Open Mon-Saturday by appointment.

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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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