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Horse Grooming Services Valparaiso IN

Local resource for horse grooming in Valparaiso. 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.

Arbor View Animal Hospital
(219) 762-7267
Arbor View Animal Hospital
Valparaiso, IN
Description
Low stress home atmosphere. Any size breed welcome. Pre-groom consultation. Special attention for puppies & older dogs. Thorough handbrushing & gentle de-matting. Shedless treatments. Double bath & hand blow dry. Coat conditioning. Nails clipped & filed. Ears plucked & cleaned. Pretty bows or bandanas and cologne if desired. Personalized gifts made from your pet's "After Grooming" photo.

Rose's Clip & Dip
(219) 926-8335
831 S Park Dr
Chesterton, IN

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Gold Clipper Kennels
(219) 324-5000
2328 N US Hwy 35
LA Porte, IN

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Brent Burns
(317) 979-8607
Indianapolis, IN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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KTE IN YOUR HOME PET BOARDING
(765) 564-4757
Delphi, IN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Pampered Paws Grooming
(219) 464-2359
3253 Wintergreen Dr
Valparaiso, IN
Description
New to the Valparaiso Indiana area, serving porter county area Pampered Paws In home grooming service. I will come to your home to groom your pet or pets.experenced everything you get at the groomers except your loving pet leaving his or her home to go sit in a cage for hours to get groomed. let me take all the hassel out of going to the groomers your pet will love you for it . Thank you!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Laurie's Precious Paws Pet Grooming
(219) 872-2962
3701 Dorchester Rd
Michigan City, IN

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A+ Pet Care
(765) 525-6133
Shelbyville, IN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Cotton & Co. Pet Sitting
(317) 984-5737
Noblesville, IN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Home-Alone-Pets, Inc.
(317) 450-2126
Indianapolis, IN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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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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IN Equine Law

Indiana

Under Indiana law, an 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.  (Sign posting required.)