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Horse Grooming Services Melbourne FL

Local resource for horse grooming in Melbourne. 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.

Chance Encounters Pet Services
(321) 253-1533
Melbourne, FL
Services
Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Clipper Cottage
(321) 253-1978
1581 Aurora RD
Melbourne, FL
Description
We are a newly renovated shop that offers full service grooming for all breeds. The dogs are allowed a crate free environment before and after groom. Fresh water, beds and toys are available for all dogs. We have a wonderful SPA line to enhance the grooming experience. Our shop also has two groomers that service cat grooming. We are open Tues- Sat from 7am- 6Pm and Sundays from 9 AM- 4PM.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Doggie Do's
(321) 733-6611
2901-G Palm Bay Rd NE
Palm Bay, FL
Description
Grooming, training, doggie daycare and canine massage therapy all in one convenient location.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Canine Clips N' Snips
(321) 633-0703
1013 Rockledge Dr.
Rockledge, FL
Description
Hi! We offer quality dog grooming services at VERY affordable prices. For example, our nail trims are only $6.00! We are dedicated to customer satisfaction and will always try to make you, the pet owner, as happy as possible. Call to make an appointment, you will be glad that you did!!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

The Grooming Shop inc.
(321) 636-7453
The Grooming Shop At Peddlers Village
Rockledge, FL
Description
All breeds of dogs and cats are welcome Owner Operated 25 yrs experience organic and hypo allgenic shampoos and flea control. Holistic dog foods and treats full ine of dog supplies gift cards
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services

Pet Priorities
(321) 289-1738
Merritt Island, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Happy Paws Professional Grooming
(321) 956-6006
2539 Palm Bay Rd. N.E. Suite 7
Palm Bay, FL
Description
Full service grooming facility with over 24 years of experience. Grooming all breeds of dogs and cats. The cleanest, most professional grooming facility in Palm Bay.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs,Special Care Appointments ,Hand Stripping Services,Cat Grooming Services,Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services,Exotic Animal Grooming Services,Pet Pickup and Delivery,Pet Sitting Services,Pet Daycare Services,Vet Referred,Show Grooming Services

Happy Paws
(321) 956-6006
2539 Palm Bay Rd. NE
Palm Bay, FL
Description
A professional,full service grooming facility with 24 years of experience. From a simple bath to a full cut large breed we offer it all. We want your dogs grooming experience to be the best it can possibly be.Your dog is a important member of our family and rest assured,that we will treat your dog as part of ours with all the love and respect that it deserves. we offer pick up and delivery services if needed.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available

A Picture Perfect Pet
(321) 632-7273
Viera Village Shopping Center
Rockledge, FL
Description
Our owner and Groomer Vickie Delaney has over 20 years experience. She has been in business in the Brevard County area for 11 years and is veterinarian recommended. She loves what she does and strives to give the customer the safest and best grooming possible, without keeping your pet all day! Hours are Tues-Friday 8am-4pm Saturday 8am-1pm
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

Animal Works
(321) 724-9001
1432 N Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL
 
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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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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.)