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Horse Grooming Services Weatherford TX

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Lonestar Paw Spa
(817) 909-1854
4201 Bond Rd.
Weatherford, TX
Description
Lonestar Paw Spa offers full service grooming and boarding in a quiet & peaceful atmosphere. We use all organic products for your pet, with special attention to details. We specialize in small and large breeds with 20 years experience in grooming. Open Monday thru Friday, Saturday by special appt. drop off accessible at 6:00 am., pick up until 7:30 pm.
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, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Jackie's Doggy Stylists
(817) 560-3316
8024 Camp Bowie west
Fort Worth, TX
Description
Committed to serving you and your pet the best professional dog grooming possible.We offer Hand scissoring ,Teeth brushing,nails and expressing glands. We use the finest shampoos,conditioners and dips.Hand or cool air cage drying only for fast,safe,clean and dependable service.

Dog Gone Diva
(817) 731-3560
4611 Benbrook Hwy
Fort Worth, TX

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Home Alone Pets
(214) 883-1149
Dallas, TX
Services
Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Personable Pet Care
(469) 252-4780
Frisco, TX
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Castle All-Breed Dog Grooming LLC
(817) 220-2040
422 E. Hwy 199
Springtown, TX
Description
We are a full service grooming salon that offers you and your pet the highest quality grooming services in the area. From just a bath and brush, to full body clipping or scissoring, the staff at Castle can meet your pet's needs. We also stock a select assortment of grooming supplies, toys, and other supplies not found in retail stores. Open Tues. - Sat. Please stop by or call for an appointment today!

Posh Pets Boutique & Salon
(817) 249-1500
8502 Highway 377 S
Benbrook, TX

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PetSmart
(817) 377-8668
1300 GREEN OAKS ROAD
FORT WORTH, TX

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Fetch Pet Care of Pearland
(713) 568-7304
Pearland, TX
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Peggys Ultimate Pet Sitting
(817) 913-8287
Roanoke, TX
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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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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