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Horse Grooming Services West Memphis AR

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Cyndi's Pet Grooming
(901) 237-1898
203 Callan Cove
Marion, AR
Description
After years of experience in the veterinary field, I decided to combine my love of animals with a desire to work at home. The result was a comfortable and home-like atmosphere. The dogs are groomed any way the owner asks and all breeds are welcome.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Puppy Boutique
(901) 552-3797
6343 US Hwy 70
Bartlett, TN

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Hot Dawgs
(662) 655-0886
577 Goodman Rd
Southaven, MS
 
Groomingdales Pet Salon
(662) 349-9590
975 Goodman Rd
Southaven, MS
 
Greenbrook Companion Animal Hospital
(662) 342-6100
8928 Swinnea Rd
Southaven, MS
 
Hot Dawgs
(662) 349-1722
577 E Goodman Rd
Southaven, MS
Description
Hot Dawgs is an all-breed dog and cat grooming salon in Southaven, MS. The owner, Debbie Curtis, is the former owner of Paws Pet Grooming in Los Angeles for 27 years. Hot Dawgs is staffed by experienced professional groomers and gives you and your pet a clean, stress free environment. We also carry a great assortment of pet grooming supplies and treats. Open at 8am Monday thru Saturday.

PetStyles
(901) 937-5277
3025 Kirby Whitten Rd Ste 2
Bartlett, TN

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Desoto County Animal Clinic
(662) 342-4899
8330 US Highway 51 N
Southaven, MS
 
Pet Effects Grooming
(901) 680-0202
1730 S White Station Rd Ste 3
Memphis, TN

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Petco
(662) 349-7460
205 Goodman Rd
Southaven, MS
 
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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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AR Equine Law

Arkansas

Under Arkansas law, an equine activity sponsor is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risk of equine activities. (Sign posting required.)