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Horse Grooming Services Belleville IL

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All Critter Care, LLC
(314) 631-6738
Saint Louis, MO
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pet Services 4 U
(618) 719-6353
215 W. Virginia St.
Columbia, IL
Description
We do pet grooming in your home or ours. We do both utility grooming and specialty grooming. Please refer to the website for more details.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available

All Breeds Pet Grooming and Boarding
(618) 566-8311
750 S. Jefferson (South route 4)
Mascoutah, IL
Description
A full service groomer,and home style,personal care boarding. The very best care for your pet.

Ali's Pali's South County Pet Salon
(314) 487-0055
3543 Ritz Center
Saint Louis, MO
Description
We offer all breed dog grooming and cat grooming, no tranquilizing, hours of operation Tues-Sat 9:30-5pm.

Central Bark K-9 Designs
(618) 451-2820
3669 Nameiko Rd
Granite City, IL
Description
Central Bark is Granite City's Premier Grooming salon, offering full service grooming for Dogs and Cats. Open 7 day a week, early drop off at 8am. Training and Puppy Day Care is avail. Each service receives free teethbrushing and mouth freshener. We pride ourselves on a clean and calm environment, all services done by Cert. Master Groomers

The Doggie Stylist at Bellson
618-281-DOGS (3647)
1400 Columbia Centre
Columbia, IL
Description
Groomer/Operator Barb Calhoun is pursuing her love of dogs in her second career. In 2007 she gave up the corporate world to enter grooming school at the renowned Petropolis in Chesterfield, MO. Her customers, both canine and human, enjoy her loving approach to grooming as much as she does. Open Tue-Sat 9-5, every other Sat 9-1.

Four Muddy Paw
(314) 773-7297
2000 Geyer Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Description
Crystal is an all-breed pet stylist and has been grooming for over 14 yrs. She specializes in hand scissoring, terriers, puppies, senior pets and cats. Please visit our site for photos of her work. We are also a Healthy Pet Market, dog bakery and boutique with a wide variety of holistics. Come in and check out our Self-Service area as well.

City Pet Supply
(314) 436-9581
City Pet Supply
Saint Louis, MO
Description
Competitively priced, come in and compare! Serving all downtown and area pet owners. We offer online shopping, same day delivery to area residents, a pet-friendly store, gourmet pet treats, self-service animal washes, pet sitting, dog walking, dog training, and professional grooming services.

Affton Grooming Salon
(314) 638-4491
5241 Weber Rd.
Saint Louis, MO
Description
Professional dog grooming and self service dog wash. We use all natural products. We groom all dog breeds but specialize in poodles and hand scissoring.

Delmar Doggie Design
(314) 454-WOOF
5860 Delmar Ste.104
Saint Louis, MO
Description
Delmar Doggie Design is a professional,loving,and experienced salon grooming cats,rats,dogs,ferrets,guinea pigs and rabbits. We specialize in hand stripping,"misunderstood pets", and serious scissor skills. Christina has been in the animal field for 25 years, and has been professionally grooming for 15 years. Delmar Doggie Design is "Setting THE Standard" in pet cosmetology!! By appointment only.

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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.)