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Vroom Groom Mobile Grooming and Styling
(281) 972-2052
2206 Laurel Oak Dr.
Missouri City, TX
Description
Mobile Home-based grooming. We pick up and drop off your pet. We bring your pet to a home environment which is more comfortable and less stressfull to them. We offer complete grooms as well as bath/brushing for all canine and feline breeds. Nail grinds, flea/tick/medicated baths, remoister, anti-itch and FURminator available. All bath/brush and complete grooms include anal glands expressed. Please call for more information. M-Sat pick up times as early as 7:30am.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, 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

The Bunker Hill Groomer
(713) 468-3064
12377 Kingsride Lane
Houston, TX
Description
Serving Houston's upscale Memorial area since 1976, offering a clean, smoke free enviroment,featuring a gentle handed award winning custom scissor stylist w/35 yrs experience, premium pet shampoos, recommended by multiple area vets. Extra services include Toenail filing, tooth brushing,Express appointments (2hrs or less), pickup & delivery.Cat grooming is available. Open Tues.-Sat.8-6. Retail collars, toys & grooming products.

Glamour Dogs Salon
(713) 661-3647
8805 Stella Link Suite A
Houston, TX
Description
Dina Despi, owner of Glamour Dogs Salon, has been grooming dogs in the Houston, TX area since 1995. We believe that grooming shouldn't be a scary experience for your pets, which is why we calm scared and aggressive animals using gentle techniques and without the use of force. Dina, a former grooming instructor, has more than 18 years of experience and is skilled in a wide variety of cuts and styles for all breeds of dogs.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Spa Dog
(713) 408-0900
Spa Dog
Houston, TX
Description
Spa Dog is a mobile grooming business that services Belliare, West University and Meyerland. We specialize in quality grooming, baths and de-shedding. We use natural products that are good for your pet and environment. The Spa Dog experience is mobile so it is less stressful for your pet and convenient for you.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

The Pets Play Palace
(713) 660-0447
2528 Sheridan Street
Houston, TX
Description
The Pets Play Palace is offers pet daycare, grooming, training, and boarding facility. Our Palace is a healthy and clean environment for your pet. The Pets Play Palace is here to treat and make your furry friend feel like royalty. For all services, please call to schedule an appointment/reservation. M-Sat 7:30am-6:00pm Sunday by appt. only

Bunker Hill Groomer, Inc.
(713) 468-3064
12377 Kingsride Lane
Houston, TX
Description
Serving west Houston's Memorial area since 1976. Recommended by area vets. Offering regular bi-wkly maintenance program at reasonable prices, custom scissor clips by award winning owner/groomer. Bichon breeder/exhibitor/Specialist on premisis offers hand stripping for terriers. Tooth brushing & nail filing on request. Local pickup & delivery available. Tues-Sat. Grooming tools, shampoos & topical flea control products available.

Bellaire Big Dogs
(713) 664-3647
5002 Bissonnet
Bellaire, TX
Description
Large & small, we groom them all. Cats too! Specializing big hairy dogs and the "Furminator" shed-less treatment. 22 years combined experience. Appointments all day, Tuesday thru Saturday. Express Groom (3 hrs or less) at no extra charge. Grooming lessons also available. Pick-up and delivery available. 713-664-3647

Scrub-A-Dub Dog Wash LLC
(713) 660-9274
3433 W. Holcombe
Houston, TX
Description
Self-service facilities, full-service bathing and professional grooming. No appointment needed for self service. Appointments are required for full-service bathing and grooming. The appointment time is the time you drop off the dog and we'll call you as soon as it is ready--usually less than an hour for bathing and 1-2 hours for grooming. No Cages!

Animal Tales
(281) 395-5525
23930 Westhiemer Parkway
Katy, TX
Description
Upscale pet boutique/grooming shop in Katy, Texas. Dedicated to pet nutrition and promoting a holistic lifestyle.

The Pooch Pad
(281) 830-5969
"The Pooch Pad" Inc.
Houston, TX
Description
We are highly experienced in dog and cat grooming in our home based enviroment. We offer TLC tranquility and much more. Your pets will be treated as if they were our own. So, don't settle for less get with the best cause at "The Pooch Pad" we're a bark above the rest.

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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