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Horse Grooming Services Sevierville TN

Local resource for horse grooming in Sevierville. 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.

Country Puppy
(865) 456-7394
Jefferson City, TN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Paw Spa
(865) 640-3636
135 Kandy Way
Sevierville, TN
Description
Professional grooming at affordable pricing in a relaxed and calm enviroment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Paw Prints Pet Grooming
(865) 933-9311
3708 Clear Springs Road
Mascot, TN
Description
At Paw Prints we strive for excelence. Wendy is our groomer and she has over 14 years of professional all breed grooming experience. She is also experienced in training and handling all breeds. She is active in the show ring as well. We work by appointments 7 days a week. Give us a call for more information.

Tender Touch Pet Salon
(865) 573-1309
Tender Touch Pet Salon
Knoxville, TN
Description
Tender Touch Pet Salon has a quiet and comfortable atmosphere catering to your pets needs. We specialize in small dogs and puppies with particular care for the elderly pet. All pets are treated with respect and indivdual treatment. Most stay no longer than two hours. Please call for an appointment.
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog Grooming Services

Zoo Mommy Premiere Pet Sitting
(865) 329-7887
Knoxville, TN
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Grooming by Sheena
(865) 684-6282
129 Ingle Hollow Rd.
Sevierville, TN
Description
I am a dog and cat professional groomer. Offering a full service grooming spaw. With a gental hand I make your pet as comfortable as possible. I offer free nail trims and multi-dog discounts. As well as offering pet sitting and dog walking services.

Four Paws Bed & Bath
(865) 932-6281
4218 Douglas Dam Rd.
Kodak, TN
Description
Four Paws Bed & Bath is Sevier County's newest state-of-the-art facility located just 3 miles off Hwy. 66 at Exit 407. We feature everything from full grooming to baths to nails and even overnight kennel services. This facility is owned and operated solely by Kristi Chesney, an avid animal lover from childhood. Built and designed by her, this is definitely a one-of-a-kind facility featuring only the best!

Heart To Heart Grooming Salon
(865) 579-5488
419 Marine Rd
Knoxville, TN
Description
I have been a professional grooming for over 25 years. My specialty is first time puppies. I offer a stress free, clean, safe at home environment and have vet referrals. No tranquilizers are ever used. most pets are ready in 2 hours. Appointments only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Max & Mo'S Grooming Studio
(865) 577-2810
4509 Chapman Hwy
Knoxville, TN
 
Country Puppy
(865) 456-7394
Jefferson City, TN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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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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TN Equine Law

Tennessee

Under Tennessee Law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, title 44, chapter 20.  (Sign posting is required.)