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Horse Grooming Services Rockwall TX

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Love Your Pet! Sitting
(972) 741-6816
Sachse, TX
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Petpurr'ie Grooming Salon
(972) 463-2992
3534 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett, TX
Description
All Breed Grooming Salon located in Rowlett, TX servicing both dogs and cats in a caring and nuturing environment. We provid a friendly and enjoyable environment for your pet's needs. Pets are bathed with the appropriate all natural shampoo and conditioners. We are opened Tuesday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are located in the same shoppng center as CVS and Nick's Sports Grill.

Mi Buddy Academy
(972) 926-5230
613 W. Centerville Rd
Garland, TX
Description
A full service salon offering dog grooming and training services by professional groomers. Puppy's first haircut specials offered. Your pets health and happiness is our first priority. All natural flea shampoo offered, special needs pets and owners are catered to. Evening and weekend appointments available, no walkins at this time.

Jean Kelly Dog Grooming & Cat Baths
(469) 865-8651
Mesquite
Mesquite, TX
Description
All breed and sizes welcome. Quiet and calm environment. Older, nervous or pets with health issues are given extra care. This is not your traditional grooming shop, no loud barking dogs, no little cages for your pet to set in all day. I can charge less, spend more time making your pet look beautiful and still get plenty of puppy kisses. Very competitive rates. Daytime and evening appointments, everyday. 5 years grooming experence.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services

PetSmart
(972) 722-5333
931 E INTERSTATE 30
ROCKWALL, TX

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Grooming by Jackie
(469) 348-4755
421 Pin Oak Ln
Royse City, TX
Description
Dog grooming in my home with one on one attention. No extended caging. Decrease the time your loved one spends at the groomer away from home. We strive to get you pet back to you quickly to decrease stress for you and your pet.

Mr. Mutt Self-Service Dog Wash & Grooming
(214) 607-9404
3330 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett, TX
Description
Fun concept in grooming. We offer everything from self- service bath to the only industry Certified Master Groomer in the area. Do as much or as little of the grooming as you wish. Grooming instruction available at the same hourly rate that we charge for grooming your dog. Groomer also has a Degree in Veterinary technology and has trained dogs in obediance and agility for many years.

Groomingdale's
(972) 658-7121
716 Creekview Court
Mesquite, TX
Description
Groomingdale's Professional Pet Grooming All Breed Grooming. Angie has been grooming since 1992 trained by a Master Groomer. She will treat your pet as her own. Boarding also available. Located in Mesquite, Texas. Angie also breeds and shows Standard Poodles as a owner-handler and does her own show cuts. Call 972-658-7121.
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Poochie's Salon
(972) 495-3913
3443 W Campbell Road
Garland, TX
Description
Professional Dog Grooming and Doggie Day Care. We offer full service breed grooms, Baths and nail trims, Summer cuts....And Dog daycare for dogs that need social interaction while you are gone. Off Jupiter Road and Campbell...Call for an appointment.

Dog Gone Pretty
(469) 698-0135
5371 FM 3097
Rockwall, TX

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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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