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Horse Grooming Services Norman OK

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Pawsitive Pet Services
(405) 659-1560
Oklahoma City, OK
Services
House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Dog Training, Grooming, Pet Transportation, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pawfection Pet Salon
(405) 631-7297
Pawfection Pet Salon
Oklahoma City, OK
Description
Pawfection Pet Salon offers professional dog & cat styling services from baths to domestic cuts to show grooms. This is a non-smoking facility, with a large fully privacy-fenced yard, as the comfort and safety of your pet is my first priority. I also offer day and night care for small pets. All major credit cards and checks are welcome,as well as cash for your convenience. Call for appointment

Alameda Animal Hospital
(405) 360-0045
431 12th Ave Ne
Norman, OK
 
Posh Peters Grooming Centre
(405) 360-7387
402 N Porter Ave
Norman, OK
 
Candace's Pampered Pets
(405) 360-3934
1011 N Flood Ave
Norman, OK

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Knight's Fluff-A-Pup
(405) 549-8258
1708 Cottonwood Ln
Newcastle, OK
Description
Knights Fluff-A-Pup is a family owned and operated all breed dog grooming salon. We love on your pet with treats, toys, hugs, and positive reinforcement from the door, to the tub, to the grooming table, and home again into your arms. We offer an at-home feel to better the health and longevity of your pet and send you home a clean tail-wagging canine family member.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

University Animal Hospital
(405) 329-6889
1218 Lindsey Plaza Dr
Norman, OK
 
Posh Pets Grooming Centre
(405) 360-7387
402 N Porter Ave
Norman, OK

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Pet Agrees Pet Salon Dog Groomg
(405) 329-2606
529 E Main St
Norman, OK
 
Pet Agrees
(405) 329-2606
317 E Acres St
Norman, OK

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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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