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Horse Grooming Services Topeka KS

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Two Heart's Pet Salon
(785) 582-5264
Two Heart's Pet Salon
Silver Lake, KS
Description
All breeds and sizes welcome. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments preferred. 20 years professional grooming experience. Your pet is welcome to stay all day, but not necessary. We offer free toenail trims, no appt. necessary. Treats, leashes, collars, shampoos and more are also available. Pets are family members; we look forward to meeting you and your furry kids. Please stop in for a visit today.

PetSmart
(785) 272-3323
2020 SW Westport Dr
TOPEKA, KS

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Canine Classics Dog Grooming
(785) 272-4567
1719 1/2 Sw Gage Blvd
Topeka, KS
 
Pampered Pets Grooming
(785) 357-5297
2609 Sw 17th St
Topeka, KS
 
A B C Pet Styling
(785) 234-4340
2125 Se California Ave
Topeka, KS
 
Ritzy Rascals Pet Resort
(785) 665-7570
2115 E. 149th St
Carbondale, KS
Description
Ritzy Rascals Pet Resort is a home-based grooming and boarding facility. Barbara, the groomer has 14 years experience grooming professionally and we pride ourselves on being one of the very best grooming and boarding establishments in our area.
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Happy Tails Pet Salon
(785) 783-2375
529 Sw Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS
 
Pets Image Salon
(785) 228-9444
732 Sw Gage Blvd
Topeka, KS
 
Animal House Grooming
(785) 273-5151
4007 Sw 21st St
Topeka, KS
 
Christal Canine Creations
(785) 234-6855
516 SE 29th St Ste 104
Topeka, KS

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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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KS Equine Law

Kansas

Under Kansas law, there is no liability for an injury to or the death of a participant in domestic animal activities resulting from the inherent risks of domestic animal activities, pursuant to sections 1 through 4.  You are assuming the risk of participating in this domestic animal activity.  (Sign posting required.)