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Horse Grooming Services Sun City West AZ

Local resource for horse grooming in Sun City West. 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.

Dales Town and Country
(623) 584-0736
14320 West Waddell Road
Surprise, AZ
Description
Full service salon. Regardless of the breed, we can make him or her look their best. We have the skill and expertise to groom all size and breeds, and know how to handle any type of personality. Walk-ins welcome. Come be part of our family. You will love our relaxing atmosphere, and your pets will too. National Certified Master Groomer on staff. Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-2pm.

Buttons' N Bows Pet Salon
(623) 878-5845
Buttons' N Bows Pet Salon
Peoria, AZ
Description
Pet Grooming Specialists All Breed Dog and Cat Grooming We treat you pet like Royalty Over 29 years experience Smoke free environment Two locations for your convience

Animal Attractions LLC
(602) 942-9000
15224 N 59th Ave. #17
Glendale, AZ
Description
A full service salon offering all breed dog and cat grooming by skilled professionals. Grooming always includes nails trimmed, ears cleaned and hair plucked, bath, hand drying (no cage dryers), haircut, bows and cologne. Most grooms are complete in 2 hours. Open Tuesday- Saturday.

The Petstop Pet Grooming, LLC
(623) 547-0255
109 West Honeysuckle St
Litchfield Park, AZ
Description
Grooming dogs and cats, we offer a variety of trims from a puppy's first visit to the professional in the show ring. We have the quality grooming at an affordable price. Bath and brush, Shed control dealing with heavy undercoated animals and or shedding problems,nail trim, flea and tick treatment. For all Your pets grooming needs you need only make one stop at "The Petstop" Open Tuesday-Friday 7am-6pm, Sat. 8am-6pm

A Groomin Tyme
(602) 866-1566
1512 W Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Description
GROOMER'S: Grace Munger-Joanna Allan We are a small comfortable salon with a aaa+ rating from our furry friends.Large or small we groom them all. We have many shampoos,conditioners and re-moisturizers to make your pet feel, look and smell their best. We are open from Tues thru Sat. Special days and hours can be arranged with your groomer. Walk-ins welcome as well as nail trims or a visit just to check us out.

Precious Paws Dog Grooming
(623) 875-3424
10749 Grand Ave
Sun City, AZ
Description
A full service dog grooming salon. Your dog will be given first-class service which always includes, nail trimming, ear plucking/cleaning. Our services include fluff drying and scissor finishing for that perfect style. We specialize in all breeds. Open Tues - Saturday 7:30 to 3:00 by appointment only.

Bow Wow Pet Boutique
(623) 561-8815
20165 North 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ
Description
Pet grooming all breeds of dogs, puppies and cats. Quality is our best feature not quantity. Open Mon thur Sat. 7am to 4pm

Petstop Pet Grooming and School of Dog Grooming
(623) 547-0255
109 Honeysuckle St.
Litchfield Park, AZ
Description
We have 50 years total experence.Our groomers can do all breeds and all types of patterns, and a have a standalone cat grooming building.Our shampoo is environmentally safe. For skin/coat problems we have hot oil treatments and deep coat conditioning available.There is a School for Dog Grooming on site with every student haircut being 25% off and supervised by a professional. Open 7 days 8am-6pm.

Shear Ecstacy Pet rooming
(623) 939-5093
4617 W Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ
Description
A happy person is more then half the battle of having a good employee. A employee that is happy with what they do is half the other battle. My crew grooms cats, dogs, puppies. They are experienced and love what they do. Give us a try you won't be disapointed. Guaranteed.

Groomin Tyme
(602) 866-1566
1512 West Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ
Description
NO kennels or cages! We hand dry all of our clients. Big or small. Our older dogs are done in a timely fashion. New puppies are treated with patience and care. All breeds are welcome. Flea and tick dip, de-shedding, medicated baths and conditioners availible, or bring your own. Stop in for a nail trim. Open Tuesday thru Saturday.

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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