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Taj Mahpaw Pet Sitting
(863) 513-4521
Davenport, FL
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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KELLEYS KASTLE KEEPERS
(863) 221-0625
Lakeland, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Happy Paws Pet Spa
(863) 644-4223
5131 S. Florida Ave. Unit 6
Lakeland, FL
Description
Happy Paws Pet Spa offers professional grooming, styling and spa services for both dogs and cats. We make every effort to ensure that your pet has a comfortable and enjoyable grooming experience. Have you pampered your pet lately? Call today for your appointment! Open Tuesday-Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Clip In Time Pet Salon
(863) 853-2757
6633 N. Socrum Loop Rd
Lakeland, FL
Description
A full service salon offering dog grooming on all breeds no matter the size.Grooms include nails and baths. Full pet retail including WELLNESS dog and cat food, fish saltwater and freshwater, harness's pet beds, etc. Hours are Tues - Sat 7:30am -5:30pm. late hours by appt only. 12 yrs experience.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Git R Groomed
(863) 533-4345
1425 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL

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Feathers
(863) 221-6082
Lakeland, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Tropical Tails
(863) 420-9800
Tropical Tails
Davenport, FL
Description
I Heather fredericks have 9 yrs experience with Dogs and cats. I dont use cages at all and hand dry all grooming guest. Appointments are made to your schedule and have one on one personal care. I have serval different packages to meet any budget. Anytime appointments are available to meet your busy lifestyle. Open Monday-Sunday.I am licensed and Insured. I used to groom for Sea World as well.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Furry Tails Pet Grooming
(407) 343-7700
865 Cypress Parkway
Kissimmee, FL
Description
We love pets and understand how much you love your pet. We strive to give them the best care. We use only the best natural shampoos and conditioners specifically designed for each pet care need. We offer full service grooming for all breeds of dogs and cats. Grooming prices will vary depending upon your pet?s breed, personality, condition of the coat/skin, or if fleas/ticks are present.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Fancy Paws Pet Salon
(863) 519-1954
1022 Walt Williams Road
Lakeland, FL
Description
Fancy Paws offers bathing, grooming and retail. In a friendly and clean environment. Professionally trained with 10 years experience. Shop is open by appointment only Mon-Sat.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Cleveland Heights Animal Hospital
(863) 646-2995
3710 Cleveland Heights Blvd
Lakeland, FL
 
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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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FL Equine Law

Florida

Under Florida law, an equine 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.  (Sign posting required.)