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Horse Grooming Services Mc Kinney TX

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Personable Pet Care
(469) 252-4780
Frisco, TX
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Every Dog's Day Canine Resort & Day Spa
(972) 294-5477
8795 Preston Trace Blvd.
Frisco, TX

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Waggin Tails Daycare
(972) 398-6008
1151 W. Parker Rd #207
Plano, TX
Description
The grooming shop in Waggin' Tails daycare is a relaxed "day at the spa" for your dog. Dogs are never left all day in a cage. They always have cool fresh water, a soft place to rest and toys. The dogs feel safe and comfortable. Groomer Jean Kelly graduated from the Texas All Breed Grooming School. Special needs dogs are given extra care and kindness.

Bentley's Dog Wash and Fine Grooming Spa
(972) 964-9274
3013 W. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX
Description
Our experienced pet stylist has a gentle touch and works with owners to ensure their pet is properly groomed to their satisfaction. Our goal is for your pet to have a plesant experience at Bentley's Grooming Spa. Full grooming services include hand scissoring, show styling,blueberry facials, and mineral treatments. Potty breaks make a stress-free environment. We provide a clean, fun, and relaxing atmosphere for yourpal. Tues-Sat 8:30am-5:30pm Call 972 964-9274 for appt.

Windmill Hill Pet Resort
(972) 346-9463
833 N. Preston Rd.
Prosper, TX
Description
All breed dog grooming including custom clips, coatcarding and expert scissoring. Each groom includes luxury shampoo, coat conditioning and blow dry, nails trimmed, ears cleaned, anal glands expressed. Cat grooming by appointment only. All pets must show proof of current vaccines.

Love Your Pet! Sitting
(972) 741-6816
Sachse, TX
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pet Palace
(972) 208-3530
7200 Independence Pkwy #220
Plano, TX
Description
All breed grooming service that has been serving the Plano area for over 30 years. Gentle, highest quality dog and cat grooming in Collin County. All groomers are very experienced and have been with Pet Palace for a very long time.

Legacy Grooming
(972) 491-7321
6905 Coit Rd. #107
Plano, TX
Description
We are a family-owned and operated grooming shop. Our groomers have 15 years of experience, and are well-trained to groom all breeds of both cats and dogs. At Legacy Grooming, we are devoted to making both you and your pet feel comfortable, with the best possible grooming results!

Classy K9 Cuts
(972) 618-4085
3020 Legacy Dr #260
Plano, TX
Description
All breed grooming ,excellent scissoring,handstripping,or just plane old mutt cuts.Express service and great staff.

Legacy Veterinary Hospital
(972) 335-9292
5399 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
Description
Legacy Veterinary Hospital is located in the Dallas suburb of Dallas, TX. Dr. Julius is considered a leading professional in the veterinary field. His love for animals shows through in all aspects of his care.

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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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