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Tender Lovin' Care Pet Services
(281) 896-2772
Houston, TX
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Pet Care Plus
(713) 501-6076
La Porte, TX
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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Pet Sitters International

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Pampered Pet Sitting Services
(281) 684-1411
League City, TX
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Grooming, Pet Transportation, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Clear Lake Dog Wash
(281) 286-2641
16444 Sealark
Houston, TX
Description
Clear Lake Dog Wash offers both full-service all breed grooming and self-service bathing. Open Tuesday-Friday by appointment and Saturday is walk-in for self-service only. Raised bathing platforms, ramps, warm water, and quality shampoos, conditioners and professional equipment make bathing your dog quick, easy and pleasurable for you and your dog. We provide everything but the dog from aprons to dryers.
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Le Bone Grooming & Pet Motel
(281) 992-0900
1635 Broadway Street #105
Pearland, TX
Description
Full service salon and kennel offering dog grooming and boarding 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.. We specialize in small or Large breed dog grooming and offer pickup and delivery services of your pet. We also groom friendly cats. Open Tuesday-Saturday 8:30-6PM

Coddled Critters
(281) 728-9001
Houston, TX
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Fetch Pet Care of Pearland
(713) 568-7304
Pearland, TX
Services
Specialty Pet Products, 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
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Pet Sitters International

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Spa Pets Mobile Pet Grooming
(281) 744-7447
PO Box 592
League City, TX

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Animal House of Nassau Bay
(281) 744-7447
18021 Upper Bay Rd.
Houston, TX
Description
Full service, all breed dog & cat grooming. NASA, Clear Lake. Kennel & boarding. Daycare available. First class service with spa services including hydrospa baths, aromatherapy shampoos, natural flea remedies. Safe, friendly, professional grooming. Boarding including free playtime & doggie walks at our area lake and parks! All in the heart of Space Center Houston/Nasa.

Tracy & Cathy's TLC Pet Salon
(281) 996-7010
5131 FM 2351 Rd.
Friendswood, TX
Description
Tracy and Cathy are committed pet lovers who will make sure your pet has a wonderful day at the salon. You get a full salon package with us without the cost. We also have doggie day care and pick-up and delivery. Open Monday-Saturday 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

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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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