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Horse Grooming Services Sterling Heights MI

Local resource for horse grooming in Sterling Heights. 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.

Happy Tails Pet Sitting & Grooming, Inc.
(248) 981-4064
Sterling Heights, MI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Longview Boarding & Grooming, Ltd.
(248) 879-0420
5403 Livernois Rd
Troy, MI

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Aussie Pet Mobile - Western Wayne County
(734) 730-2242
37452 Hills Tech Drive
Farmington Hills, MI

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Furkids Canine Styling Salon
(586) 254-4307
8795 Pacton Dr
Utica, MI
Description
Furkids provides expert grooming where clients get high quality at low prices. I have been grooming and showing dogs since 1978. I groom any purebred or mixed breed dog. I offer the gentle hands of a true dog lover with a passion for the art of grooming and making your dog look and feel good. Furkids, grooming for a quality of excellence!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

K-9 Cuts LLC
(586) 731-0320
2282 Auburn Road
Utica, MI
Description
We are a full service grooming salon. I have been grooming for 15 years. We will make sure your pet has a positive experence. We have great hours sure to meet evryones needs. Open Sundays.

A Best Friend's Buddy L.L.C.
(586) 783-7302
Harrison Township, MI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Aussie Pet Mobile
(248) 366-3264
1892 Heron View Drive
West Bloomfield, MI

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Personal Touch All Breed Dog Grooming
(586) 268-0613
40669 Drury
Sterling Heights, MI
Description
I have 35 years experience grooming dogs, I do all breeds. I groom each dog individually by appointment only. I am capable of doing all types of trims. I can do the big hairy shedding dog or the little guy that needs special handling. Grooming is a lifetime experience for your dog and I would like to take the opportunity to give your dog that great experience. I am open Monday through Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Olivia's Pet Resort
(586) 323-8000
47318 Van Dyke Ave.
Utica, MI
Description
Professional Grooming. Hypo-allergenic shampoo, Nail triming, and ear cleaning.

Fuzzy Friends Grooming
(586) 268-6770
5647 E. 13 Mile Rd
Warren, MI
Description
A full service salon, offering dog and cat grooming at reasonable prices. We also offer a self-service pet wash area for those looking to bathe thier own pet. Walk-in nail trims are available during normal business hours. Open Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 8:30am-4:30p and Sat. 9am- 3pm. Closed Sun and Thurs. Grooming by appointment only.

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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.)