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Jane's Pet Sitting Services
(630) 347-9916
Downers Grove, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Linda Kroman
(630) 272-7717
Streamwood, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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At Your Bark and Call, Inc.
(708) 274-3789
Mobile Pet Styling
Orland Park, IL

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Dirty Dog Pet Grooming
(630) 771-1287
321 Veterans Parkway
Bolingbrook, IL
Description
Certified Master Groomers, award winning pet stylists. Veterinarian recommended. Grooming to breed standard specializing in scissoring and hand stripping.

Critter Cleaners Inc.
(630) 257-8391
1243 S. State St.
Lemont, IL
Description
2 self service stations. Full service salon. 25 years experience. All competitor coupons accepted. Call for appointment.

Alternative Pet Services Plus
(630) 947-6213
Glen Ellyn, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Happy Paws Pet Care Services
(815) 347-1666
Joliet, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, 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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House of Paws & Claws Pet Styling, Inc.
(630) 969-7387
151 W. Ogden Ave.
Westmont, IL
Description
A full service salon providing complete professional grooming of all breeds of dogs and cats. Plently of TLC. Vet recommended. CPR certified of animals. High quality shampoos and conditioners used. Special services available such as nail caps, furminator, coat re-conditioning and more. Conveniently located at the light of Ogden and Washington in Westmont, SE corner, attached to Martial Arts.

Randi's Natural Dog Grooming
(630) 254-5237
307 S. Main Street
Lombard, IL
Description
Randi's Natural Dog Grooming specializes in hand scissoring and approaches grooming sessions from a holistic point of view. All grooming is by appointment only to avoid needless stress. We are open Tuesday through Saturday and are available by phone, email or text for questions or appointments. Randi is a certified groomer and Pet CPR certified.

Bella's Family Dog Grooming & Boutique, Inc.
(630) 739-5388
765 E. Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL
Description
We are a family owned and operated dog/cat grooming salon. We have (3) certified groomers to groom your (4) legged friend to your specifications. We use all natural shampoos and hand blow dry all dogs/cats. Each pet also goes home with toys and treats after each grooming. We are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please call to make your appointment in advance.

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Shoe for Rough Ground

 BY JENNIFER ZEHNDER • PHOTOS BY TED SHANKS

These four tips will help ensure your horse remains steady and sound over rocky terrain.

SHOE CLIPS
Unfortunately, says Shanks, clips received a bad rap from veterinarians back in the 1980s. At that time, not all farriers understood the science of applying the devices, and the technique remains a fear factor for most. Shanks and Teves prefer a handmade clip with a thicker base to the thin clips included on most factory shoes. Handmade clips “get in” the hoof to a small degree, rather than resting outside the hoof. The farriers burn, rather than hammer, clips into the hoof, and prefer to use quarter clips, which are located in the vicinity of the first and second nail holes on a hoof. This strategic setting keeps the shoe from being driven back. Hoof CareGOOD NAILS
It’s not always technique, but rather the location of the nail holes in a shoe that determine whether a nail “seats” well, Shanks says. Not only is finding a shoe that fits important for soundness, but so is finding one that has nail holes that meet a horse’s individual contours. A shoe with a nail hole close to the outside edge of the hoof is counter-productive for a horse with a low-angle hoof or steep hoof walls, Shanks says. When in doubt, farriers should build a shoe and punch their own holes for a truly custom fit.Hoof Care

PROPER FIT
Ill-fitting shoes work against your horse in rough terrain, exposing him to shoe loss, hoof damage and lameness. Manufactured horseshoes are available in hundreds of styles, sizes and weights, and farriers can also forge their own should ready-made products fail to provide the proper fit. The key is to purchase or build shoes that remain well-fit weeks after the final nail has been clenched, Teves says. Beveling the rough edges on each shoe further reduces snags.Hoof Care

POUR-IN PADS
Pads are the most common treatment for a tender- or sore-footed horse, and are also used to prevent soreness and injury. In rough country, h...

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