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Horse Grooming Services Crystal Lake IL

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AllPets Pet Nanny LLC
(847) 849-7387
Cary, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Homebound Hound ®
(847) 924-8108
Grayslake, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Angel Paws Grooming
(847) 516-0057
271 Country Commons Rd.
Cary, IL
Description
Dogs are angels with fuzzy faces. Owner/groomer has worked with dogs for more than 30 years. Dogs get the respect they derserve when groomed. Hand Scissoring, Fluff Dry, Calm Environment. Open Tuesday to Saturday by appt.

Dogs Day Out
(847) 658-6640
1227 South Main ST.
Algonquin, IL
Description
Full service grooming salon.We use to be at 527 Wise RD. Schaumburg Il. 60193 for 10 happy years. Now just take barrington to 72 (higgin)turn left go to 31( Main St.) turn right then go 7min down and look for us on the right hand side Fox river plaza next to Dairy Queen. we understand that your pet deserves more than just a rough shampoo and a kick out the door. We believe in establishing lasting relationships with our clients, and we want to make the experience pleasurable for your pooch, and

Lisa's Pet Spaw
(847) 836-6007
221 W. Main St.
Carpentersville, IL
Description
Lisa's Pet Spaw welcomes all pets. All natural shampoo baths, hand dryers only to fluff coat, nails trimmed, ears cleaned and a professional hand scissored haircut. All pets are treated with tender loving care by skilled professionals. Open play area with beds, toys, and water. Grooming time (1-2 hours) with appointments only. Open 6 days a week 8:30am evenings and Saturdays available.

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
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
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Sudzy Pawz Pet Grooming/KnowPlace Pet Services
(847) 426-2763
1060 Wakigan Trl
Algonquin, IL
Description
All breed, award winning dog and cat grooming. Pet Sitting avaiable as well in my home. Only kid/animal friendly dogs are welcome for pet sitting. Please see website for more information. One on one dog training also available.
Services
Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Dunkin' Dogs Grooming
(815) 344-7666
609 Ridgeview Drive
Mchenry, IL
Description
Dunkin' Dogs is a full-service grooming salon plus a self-serve bathing facility. Full-service grooming for all sizes and Breeds by appointment OR wash your dog yourself anytime!

Midwest School of Pet Grooming
(847) 756-4766
557 N. Hough Street
Barrington, IL
Description
A full service salon offering pet grooming by trained professionals who are passionate about animals. We use only high quality shampoo and conditioners and treat your pet with utmost respect. Conveniently located on Rtes 14 and 59 in Barrington Illinois.

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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.)