Horse Grooming Services Saline MI

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Platinum Pet Service
(734) 737-0363
Plymouth, MI
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Kelly Kennels
(734) 426-4700
7555 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI
A full service salon and kennel offering dog grooming and boarding services by skilled professionals. Since 1991, Kelly Kennels has striven to provide a safe, clean and comfortable environment for every pet boarded with or groomed by us to ensure that their visit with us is as pleasant as possible. Over the past 16 years, Kelly Kennels has established a reputation for giving the highest quality care for your dog or cat.

Bark'ers Pet Salon
(734) 254-9703
633 S. Main St.
Plymouth, MI
Professional pet grooming for an inexpensive price. All breeds welcome including cats. 20 years of combined experience. Offering everything from bathing to show cuts, nails and teeth cleaning. Pick up and delivery if needed. No Tranquilizers used!

My Dog's Groomer
(734) 844-8280
4000 N. Lilley Rd.
Canton, MI
My Dog's Groomer offer our customers a full service pet salon with talanted and very experienced groomers with the latest equipment and services in the industry. We offer a wide variety of special services or treatments that your pet may enjoy - "SPA treatments", Furminating, Scissor trimming, and breed cuts. My Dog's Groomer offers special needs programs, puppy specials, and Truck Driver no appointment necessary service.

Park Avenue Grooming
(734) 891-6121
41395 Wilcox Rd
Plymouth, MI
Our groomers and owners, Julie Heatley and Tina are all breed groomers, specializing in the Bichon Frise'. Together, we have had over 20 years of quality grooming experience. We are open Monday through Saturday and will make every effort to accomodate your specialized pet needs. We take care of your pets like we do our own!

Waggle N Whiskers Grooming Btq., Inc.
(734) 429-7687
100 S. Ann Arbor Street
Saline, MI
A full service pet salon offering dog & cat grooming/ pampering by skilled groomers with Hydrosurge bathing, premium shampoos & conditioners, FURminator Shed-Less treatments and more.. Open Monday - Saturday

Ann Arbor Kennels
(734) 253-2211
7555 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Kennels is a small facility with loads of hands on care and with a professional, experienced staff, located in Ann Arbor, MI.

Parkway Professional Grooming
(734) 453-9488
418 N. Main Street
Plymouth, MI
We are celebrating our 21st year serving the Plymouth, Northville, Canton area. Your pet is the heart of our business. We specialize in the Bichon Frise, Shih Tzu, long haired cats and Havense. We offer 30 years experience showing, breeding and grooming Bichon Frises. We also offer cat boarding. Open Monday thru Saturday 9 to 5. At Parkway Professional Grooming Dogs Rule!

Lucky Duck Pet Grooming
(734) 306-9239
1780 Hendrie
Canton, MI
Affordable and professional dog and cat grooming. We use only all natural shampoos and never use cage dryers. From nail trims to full grooming services, we do it all. Open Monday-Saturday.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

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(734) 429-3902
147 Keveling Dr
Saline, 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


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.)