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Horse Grooming Services Nederland TX

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Dog Gone Grooming
313-6082
560 East Round Bunch
Bridge City, TX
Description
Grand Opening. All dogs welcome and cats too. Let me pamper your pet with lot of love and care call and ask for Angie open Monday-Saturday 9-5
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, Pet Sitting Services

Puppy Love
(409) 736-0800
2726 62nd St
Port Arthur, TX
 
Rutty Animal Clinic
(409) 727-2626
7610 N Twin City Hwy
Port Arthur, TX
 
The Groom Room
(409) 892-0089
2730 N 11th St
Beaumont, TX
 
Jennifer'S Pet Grooming
(409) 898-7111
4397 Calder Ave
Beaumont, TX
 
Doggie Day Spa
(409) 783-2192
195 West Bolivar St.
Vidor, TX
Description
A full service salon and kennel offering dog grooming and day care services by skilled professionals. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes nails and dewclaw trimming, then bathed with the appropriate shampoo for your particular dogs coat followed by a tea tree conditioner. We specialize in small breed dog grooming and offer pickup and delivery services of your pet. Open Monday thru Friday.

Petco
(409) 724-1853
8735 Memorial Blvd
Port Arthur, TX
 
Granger Thomas L
(409) 832-6592
2605 North St
Beaumont, TX
 
K-9 Kwick Klip
(409) 866-5015
5704 College St
Beaumont, TX
 
Barbara'S Pet Grooming
(409) 924-0555
3580 Blackmon Ln
Beaumont, TX
 

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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