Horse Grooming Services Youngstown OH

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Bestfriends Pet Grooming
(330) 783-1700
1621 Bancroft Ave
Youngstown, OH
We are a home based grooming salon who caters to all of your bestfriends needs. Owner/Groomer has 15 yrs exp. in grooming all breeds of dogs and cats.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Jo-Kar's Grooming
(330) 637-7387
266 West Main St.
Cortland, OH
Karen is a NDGAA Groomer and a Lic.Vet.Tech. Karen also was a cert.teacher at the TCJVS. Her daughter, Heather is also a NDGAA Groomer and manager of Jo-Kar. Please visit my web site: http://www.jo-karsiberians.com

Vanessa's Westside Pet Grooming
(330) 792-5453
2433 Mahoning Ave
Youngstown, OH
Nancy's Grooming
(330) 788-4276
5154 Southern Blvd
Youngstown, OH
South Mill Pet Care Center
(330) 758-6479
8105 South Ave
Youngstown, OH
Dog Grooming By Melissa
(724) 342-7237
870 South Buhl Farm Drive
Hermitage, PA
All breed pet grooming, canine massage therapy, training and upscale pet clothing call all be found here. We do not stack your pet in cages we are appointment based and specialize in making your canine companion relaxed and comfortable.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Happy Dogs Pet Grooming
(330) 782-9000
859 Palmer Ave
Youngstown, OH
Vanessa's Westside Pet Grmng
(330) 792-5453
2433 Mahoning Ave
Youngstown, OH

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Pet Cuts
(330) 788-5643
4927 Market St Ste 1
Youngstown, OH
Pet Spa Salon
(330) 758-4444
1122 W Western Reserve Rd
Youngstown, OH
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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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