Horse Grooming Services Porterville CA

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Tinas Tangled Tails
(559) 791-1588
87 W Laurel Ave
Porterville, CA
We offer a full service pet grooming salon. We provide specialty clips per your request. We offer pick up and delivery. The health and saftey of your pet is our number one concern. That is why number of appointments are limited daily. We take our time and treat all our pets as if they were our own. Evening and weekend appointments are available. All pets get a bathroom-excersize break water and a treat. Open Monday-Saturday. CAH Certified

Crystal's grooming Salon
(559) 687-0187
W. Tlare Ave.
Tulare, CA
Full service grooming for dogs and cats. 10 years experience. Large and small, good and difficult. Gentle experienced groomer.

Rosie's Dog House & Pet Groom
(559) 783-2096
1516 Pamela Ct
Porterville, CA

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Cathy's Paws & Claws Pet Grooming
(559) 782-9018
47 W Vine Ave
Porterville, CA
Tulare Pet Center
(559) 686-6675
236 E King Ave
Tulare, CA
Debbie's K-9 Grooming
(559) 783-9930
91 W. Laurel
Porterville, CA
A full service salon and kennel offering dog and cat grooming and boarding services by a skilled professional. Your pet will be given first class service, which includes nails and dewclaw trimming,anal glands expressed, ears cleaned, then bathed with the finest shampoo for your particular dogs coat followed by a conditioner. We specialize in all breed's, dog's and cat's . Open Monday - Saturday.

Plush Puppy Dog Grooming
(559) 781-1234
603 W Olive Ave
Porterville, CA
Fazzone's Pet Boutique
(559) 793-2808
93 N Main St
Porterville, CA
Cozy Clip Grooming & Tropical
(559) 592-1280
422 Rocky Hill Dr
Exeter, CA

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Precious Pets Salon
(559) 686-9020
701 N Bonita Dr
Tulare, CA
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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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