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Horse Grooming Services Port Charlotte FL

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Waggin' Tails Pet Sitting
(315) 694-6906
Port Charlotte, FL
Services
House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Three Dog Night Petsitting, LLC
(941) 979-8918
Punta Gorda, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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The Artful Groomer & The Artful Canine
(941) 240-1686
2540 Pickard Lane
North Port, FL
Description
The Artful Groomer is a cage-free and creative home-based grooming salon. Our personalized full-service salon will deliver a great groom and low stress experience for your dog!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

Pink Pet Salon
(941) 697-3000
4880 Placida Rd.
Englewood, FL
Description
Allow us to pamper your pet. twenty years experience, offering express service,pick up and drop off service & varieties of shampoos. We also pledged to give a portion of our proceeds to cancer charities.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Happy Puppy Pet Spa
(941) 479-3083
728 Shamrock Blvd
Venice, FL
Description
We handle your pet like one of our own in a clean, fun and relaxed family atmosphere. We can comfort your pet during his stay in the spa in large ventilated cages, playpens, or playroom. Each pooch will receive Hug?s, Kiss?s and Belly Rubs at no additional cost.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Penny's Pals Pet Setting Service
(941) 661-1448
Port Charlotte, FL
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, 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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Paws Dog Grooming
(941) 258-3647
3681 tamiami Trail Unit C
Port Charlotte, FL
Description
Paws Dog Grooming is proud to provide the residents of Port Charlotte with the utmost quality in Pet Grooming, we are able to combine our Dog Daycare with our Dog Grooming services to create an experience your pet will love.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

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

Pets du Soleil Grooming Salon
(941) 460-0386
Pets du Soleil Grooming Salon & Boutique
Englewood, FL
Description
Pets du Soleil is geared toward professional grooming as well as impeccable customer service. We offer full service dog and cat grooming, toothbrushing, nail polishing and a variety of pet essentials. Salon hours are Tuesday-Friday from 8:30-4 and Saturday by appointment only. Pets do not stay all day. 4 hour max.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services

Shearer' Grooming Salon
(941) 488-1549
525 E. Venice Ave.
Venice, FL
Description
We are Shearer's Grooming Salon. Catherine Shearer owner has her certf from the Florida School of Dog Grooming and is a member of the National Dog Grooming Association of America. Catherine takes great pride in her salon. We are a salon with a difference we give love and kindness as well as a great groom.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

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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.)