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Horse Grooming Services North Fort Myers FL

Local resource for horse grooming in North Fort Myers. 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.

Critter Sitters
(239) 689-8435
Fort Myers, FL
Services
Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Poodle Boutique & Bakery & Spa
(239) 936-5533
1933 Winkler Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Description
Welcome to our established 30 year all inclusive grooming salon. We offer one on one grooming, boarding, bakery and boutique with upscale items including carriers, collars and clothing. We specialize in toy breeds and poodles. I also breed and show papillons and salukis and devon rex cats. New for 2006 we are opening a boarding facility at our residence.We work by appt only so please call or visit our web site.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Show Grooming Services

A Touch of Class Pet Grooming
(239) 549-2211
3013 Del Prado Blvd. Suite 15
Cape Coral, FL
Description
Friendly, experienced, staff caters to your pets needs on every level. All phases of cat and dog grooming with years of growing with our clients. Referrals are many, complaints are few. From Spa services to flea and tick removal. Expert hand scissoring and all breed experienced. Family owned and operated. All sizes and shapes. A monthly vet clinic for your convenience. Pet sitting by appointment
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Pink Poodle Grooming Salon
(239) 829-0001
120 #3 Santa Barbara Blvd
Cape Coral, FL
Description
A full service grooming salon offering grooming for all breeds of dog and cats. Our full service grooming includes a relaxing bath with appropriate shampoo for your pets coat and a Moisturizing Cream Rinse. Full grooming also includes nails and ears . Upgrade your service to include teeth brushing. Pink poodle is committed to providing a friendly safe and enjoyable environment that caters to all your pets needs. Open Monday- Saturday
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, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Doggie Day Spa Inc
(239) 995-9595
710 Pondella Rd Ste 4
North Fort Myers, FL
 
Brower Boarding and Grooming
(239) 543-5427
16991 Slater Rd.
North Fort Myers, FL
Description
Boarding and Grooming in a relaxed, cage-free enviroment by experienced proffessionals with lots of hands on love and attention. All breed, show and pet grooming available. Extensive scissor knowledge. Nine huge playards, climate conrtrolled and filtered water. You love them and we spoil them.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Paws -N- Claws Pet Grooming
239-277-paws (7297)
12226 Palm Peach Blvd
Fort Myers, FL
Description
we are family owned and groom all breeds of dogs,cats, and horses. we are open mon. - friday from 9:00 to 5:00 tuesdays or thursdays we are open later for those who need to bring there animals in after they get off work. pick up and delivery available. great prices with great service call today for your next appointment

Dog Days Delight Inc
(239) 471-0414
1405 SE 47th Ter
Cape Coral, FL
Description
Dog Days Delight, Boarding, Barkery, & Boutique is a one-stop shop experience. You can just get your dog groomed or you can have them stay at our Cageless facility for daycare and boarding. We offer Daycare, Boarding, Grooming, Healthy Baked Treats, and have a boutique filled with fun affordable items. All prices are at prices so that almost anyone can afford to spoil their furry friends.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Laurels Pet Grooming
(941) 637-3858
429 San Carlos Dr.
Punta Gorda, FL
Description
Small dogs are my speciality.I have been doing grooming for many years in PuntaGorda, Florida and take great pride in my work.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

A Barking Lot
(239) 995-5200
560 Pine Island Rd
Fort Myers, 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.)