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Horse Grooming Services Milwaukee WI

Local resource for horse grooming in Milwaukee. 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.

Cozy Pet Pals LLC
(414) 477-2162
South Milwaukee, WI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Have Leash Will Travel! Professional Dog Walker, Petsitting & PetCare Services
(262) 549-0090
Waukesha, WI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks, Errand Service
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Diane's Pet Grooming
(414) 546-3155
2430 South 80th Street
Milwaukee, WI
Description
A full service grooming salon providing friendly and enjoyable environment for all your grooming needs! Your pets grooming will include nail trim, bath with Earth Bath, an all Natural Product line, and appropriate Pet Styling! Evening and weekend appointments are available, Monday-Saturday. Appointments required, no drop-in.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

KerMor Pet Grooming
(262) 241-8575
10000 N. Port Washington Rd
Thiensville, WI
Description
Ker Mor Pet Grooming serves pet owners in the North Shore area. We groom all breeds of dogs--including geriatric, special needs and behavior-challenged dogs. Cat grooming is also offered! All baths and grooms include nail trims, anal gland expression, sanitary trims and brushouts. The shop is open Tuesday-Saturday.

7 Mile Pet Boarding & Grooming
(262) 835-4005
8181 W. 7 Mile Road
Franksville, WI
Description
I am a one groomer shop that specializes in personalized service. I groom a very limited number of dogs daily to enable me to provide a more intimate relationship with them. Some dogs are very intimitated by the mega shops that have as many and 2 or 3 handlers working on them. I try to give a more pleasant environment for them to relax and enjoy their pampering.

Animal Care Pro's
(262) 896-0288
Waukesha, WI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Central Bark
(414) 380-1846
Central Bark North
Milwaukee, WI
Description
A gentle caring professional Lorann Watts provides grooming services to several Central Bark locations. A former shop owner, Lorann has a loyal folowing and has been providing services for 7 years.

Tender Touch Grooming Salon, Inc.
(414) 321-4020
5017 West Howard Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
Description
A full service salon in business for over 26 years employing only the most experienced and professional groomers. You can be assured your dog will be handled and groomed with the utmost care and kindness.

Groom'n Time
(414) 422-9222
S74 W16832 Janesville Rd
Muskego, WI
Description
Groom'n Time offers pet grooming services for most breeds of dogs and cats. Upon meeting your pet, we will decide on an individual style that meets the needs and desires of both the pet and the owner with an emphasis on the lifestyle of the pet and owner. My goal is to give your pet a style that is flattering to the pet but still able to be maintained by the owner.

Four Paws Grooming LLC
(414) 699-4764
7333 W Burleigh St
Milwaukee, WI

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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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