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Horse Grooming Services Aurora IL

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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
Membership Organizations
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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Ann's Pet Service, Ltd.
(847) 697-2407
Elgin, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Canine Clippers
(630) 420-9925
1419 Plainfield/Naperville Rd.
Naperville, IL
Description
We have Gentle Hands and Loving Hearts. We specialize in hand scissoring and take all types of grooming appointments cat, dog and some exotics.Flexible drop off and pick up times.Pick up and delivery is available.We also have competition groomers.CPR certified groomers. Call for more information.

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.

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
Membership Organizations
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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Bark-A-Lounge Pet Salon Inc
(630) 898-4600
657 South Route 59
Aurora, IL
Description
We are the Aurora/Naperville area's number one grooming salon. We groom all breeds of dogs and cats. We do specialize in Terriers. We are the recommended groomer by most of the local veterinarians. Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 to 5:30, Saturday 8:00 to 4:00.

The Barking Lot Of Wheaton Inc.
(630) 752-1612
217 S Main Street
Wheaton, IL
Description
Our groomer and owner, Megan Alexander, is a committed pet lover who endeavors to provide a friendly and enjoyable environment catering to all of your dogs grooming needs. She is a grooming school graduate and will make every effort to ensure your pet enjoys the grooming procedure. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Open Tuesday-Saturday.

Gail the Groomer
(630) 956-2245
328 Bertram Drive
Yorkville, IL
Description
Professional, certified, compassionate stress free grooming in my home salon located in Yorkville, IL.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

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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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IL Equine Law

Illinois

Under the Equine Activity Liability Act, each participant who engages in an equine activity expressly assumes the risks of engaging in and legal responsibility for injury, loss, or damage to person or property resulting from the risk of equine activities.  (Sign posting required.)