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Horse Grooming Services Saginaw MI

Local resource for horse grooming in Saginaw. 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.

Looking Pretty Pet Grooming
(989) 695-1066
6785 Hospital Road
Freeland, MI
Description
Looking Pretty Pet Grooming, has been in service now over twenty years. Your pets are very important to us! We offer full grooming to both large and small animals. We are open Monday thur Sunday by appointments. With over twenty five years of experience. Always satisfaction garenteed.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

K-9 CUTS
(989) 624-6241
11970 Gera Rd Bldg #4
Birch Run, MI
Description
Professional all breed grooming, 2 certified groomers, TLC for your pets. since 1996. Open Tue-Sat.

Dog-Gone Classy
(989) 239-7842
933 Gratiot Ave. Suite 4
Saginaw, MI
 
Cachet Pet Salon
(989) 792-1805
3145 Shattuck Rd
Saginaw, MI
 
PetSmart
(989) 793-4266
3431 TITTABAWASSEE ROAD
SAGINAW, MI

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Dirty Paws Pet Salon
(989) 894-2971
1507 Columbus Avenue
Bay City, MI
Description
We're all about dogs. We just can't get enough of them. Dirty Paws Pet Salon has skilled groomers that can teach your dog to love being groomed. We pride our selves on our ability to gain a dogs trust. That says alot about us. Come see for your self. We are all about dogs.

Wallace David R
(989) 792-8665
3304 Davenport Ave
Saginaw, MI
 
Hairy Paws Dog Center
(989) 607-2222
3545 Bay Road Suite 5
Saginaw, MI
 
Hairy Paws Day Center
(989) 792-2900
3545 Bay Rd
Saginaw, MI
 
Petsmart
(989) 793-5710
3431 Tittabawassee Rd
Saginaw, MI
 
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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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MI Equine Law

Michigan

Under the Michigan equine activity liability act, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from the inherent risk of the equine activity.  (Sign posting required.)