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Horse Grooming Services Valdosta GA

Local resource for horse grooming in Valdosta. 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.

A Doggie Day Spa
(229) 244-4496
309 Janet St.
Valdosta, GA
Description
A Doggie Day Spa is a lavish full-service salon and spa that is designed for the comfort and safety of your pet. Owner-operator Kellie Inman has been grooming since 1998, to continue her education she attends clinics and seminars to improve and develop her grooming skills. At A Doggie Day Spa we take pride in catering to all your grooming needs. Please call us in advance for an appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

A Doggie Day Spa
(229) 244-4496
309 Janet St
Valdosta, GA
 
Grooming Shop
(229) 245-8001
114 Webster St
Valdosta, GA
 
English Grooming Salon
(229) 244-4577
1500 Marion St
Valdosta, GA
 
PetSmart
(229) 244-0856
1700 NORMAN DR., SUITE 200
VALDOSTA, GA

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All God's Creatures Pet Grooming
(229) 219-0225
4674 Bemiss Rd.
Valdosta, GA
Description
Quality dog and cat grooming in a gentle, low stress environment. The owner is an experienced pet groomer, former humane society manager and veterinary technician. Your pet will receive a high quality groom which includes fluff drying, nail buffing and ear cleaning. Stop in and tour our facility. Open Tuesday through Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Groomingdales Professional Pet Grooming
(229) 245-0525
1508 E Park Ave
Valdosta, GA
 
Canine Clubhouse
(229) 259-9989
305 Janet St
Valdosta, GA
 
Barkers Grooming Salon
(229) 247-1070
10549 Troupeville Rd
Valdosta, GA
 
Poodle & Pooch Pet Parlor
(229) 249-0200
114 Webster St
Valdosta, GA
 
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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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GA Equine Law

Georgia

Under Georgia law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to Chapter 12 of Title 4 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.  (Sign posting required.)