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Horse Grooming Services Sandy UT

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Eco Dog Mobile Grooming
(801) 897-3237
623 Holly Haven Circle
Murray, UT

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Becky's Dog Grooming
(801) 915-6661
996 Well Spring Rd Apt. 21M
Midvale, UT
Description
I am an avid animal lover and have been grooming professionally for 8 years. I will do any sort of hair cut. I will even do show style cuts. But will not do show cuts on show dogs. I can only take in small to medium dogs at this time. By appointment only. Will groom dogs and cats into the evening. Last appointment is at 7pm.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services

Nancy's K-9 Clips
(801) 302-0758
2609 W 13760 S
Riverton, UT
Description
Committed to a Personalized and professional grooming expereice for your dog. By appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Claire's Canine Cuts
(801) 280-1083
7544 South Bridle Creek Dr.
West Jordan, UT
Description
All Breed professional dog grooming in the comfort of my home. Over 10 years of experience in the industry, as well as a licensed Veterinary Technician. Specialize in scissor trims, however any style of clip/bath can be accomodated. Available evenings and weekends, by appointment only. Committed to ensuring that the grooming experience for your pet is first rate.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

It's Reigning Cats and Dogs. Inc.
(801) 487-1005
1604 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Description
Grooming by profesionals. Head groomer / manager is Mary Pyle, Certified Master Groomer-IPG, and Certified Kennel Operator-ABKA. Sister / owner is Irva McDougald, Certified Groomer-IPG and Certfied Kennel Operator - ABKA We have over 60 years of combined experience. Cats are a specialty.

Paw Paw's Self Serve Dog Wash & Boutique
(801) 531-4200
624 S. 300 W.
Salt Lake City, UT

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Pesky Pooches, LLC
(801) 571-0705
12356 South 900 East
Draper, UT
Description
We are a full service up-scale pet spa in the Salt Lake City area. We offer a variety of Spa packages to pamper your pet Our Master Groomer, Lisa Hull, has over 28 years experience in the pet grooming industry and insures quality of grooming.

The Dog Father Groomery
(801) 654-2580
1648 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT
Description
A full service groomery offering the most skilled and knowledgeable grooming in the Valley. Eric Taylor the owner has groomed some of the top show Dogs in their respective breeds for years and the valleys most beloved pets

Dirty Johnson's Dog Wash, Grooming and Pet Sitting
(801) 486-0683
2823 South 2300 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Description
Dirty Johnson's is the premier Dog Wash, Grooming and Pet Sitting company in Salt Lake City. Established in 2005, we pride ourselves on having a clean and friendly environment and using the highest quality products. Call, check out our website, or stop in today! Both you and your dog will love Dirty Johnson?s!

Paw's Galore Pet Retreat
(801) 856-0214
4481 South 4280 West
Salt Lake City, UT
Description
At Paw's Galore we provide a quiet clean and relaxed atmosphere to make your pet feel at home. We provide a safe and comfortable enviroment for all of dog and cat grooming needs. We graduated from Utah Pet Grooming Academy and would like to make your pet look and feel great. Open Monday - Saturday & have some evening appointments available.
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 Sitting Services, 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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