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Horse Grooming Services Gurnee IL

Local resource for horse grooming in Gurnee. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to horse groomers, as well as advice and content on animal grooming, pet care, horse brushes, and horse auctions.

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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Playful Paws, Inc.
(847) 419-1110
Prospect Heights, IL
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Dog Training, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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All Tails Pet Grooming & Boutique
(847) 872-9000
1201 27th St.
Zion, IL
Description
We are a full service grooming salon. Cats welcome. We groom to breed profile or customer request.Certified Master Groomer and certified in pet CPR. We carry a wide variety of retail for pets & their people.

Shear Paradise Pet Salon
(847) 970-7722
408 N. Seymour Avenue
Mundelein, IL
Description
Shear Paradise Pet Salon & Spa offers professional all breed dog and cat grooming. Our cage-less facility provides a day-care like atmosphere to help create a calm and happy environment during the grooming process. We cater to each pet's individual needs including senior and special needs pets. We offer specialty services such as: Shed-Less treatments, Hydro-Spa baths, Aromatherapy, Oatmeal or medicated baths and more!

RB Renegade Grooming & Kennels, Inc.
(847) 838-9390
22308 W. North Ave.
Antioch, IL
Description
We are a family run full service boarding and grooming facility. We treat your pet as if it were our's. We offer loving, kind, safe care for all our pets. We are all trained and experienced pet care professionals. We continually strive to keep up to date with educational seminars and training. We have complete boarding, grooming, training & Labrador Retriever breeding.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Inc
(847) 509-1026
Northbrook, IL
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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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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Kimberleigh's Grooming & Dog Spa, Inc.
(847) 356-5540
206 North Milwaukee Ave (Route 83)
Lake Villa, IL
Description
I have 20 years of experience. Established my first salon in 2001. I offer full service grooming for dogs & cats. Friendly, clean and warm environment is what I provide. We are the first salon in the area to offer Pet Massage Theraphy & Animal Communication. Our moto here is "Your Pet Always Comes First." Puppies through the geriatric stages are welcomed and treated with the utmost care. Felines are welcome too. Non-smoking establishment and employees.Member of IPGA, NDGAA, ISPDGA.

The Barker Shoppe
(847) 838-3388
928 Main St
Antioch, IL
Description
A full service salon and boutique featuring three full time groomers with backgrounds in show grooming, including the owner with over 30 years of experience. We treat the pets as if they were ours. A natural approach is taken to make this a positive experience so the client (pet) wants to come back. Nails and ear cleaning are always included. Fromm all natural foods. Open Tuesday-Saturday

YUM Pet Spa
(262) 697-5184
7540 Pershing Blvd
Kenosha, WI
Description
Cat & Small Breed Dog Grooming with a focus on their comfort and well-being. YUM will make your pet's grooming a "Real Treat!" Groomer is grooming school graduate with over 9+ years professional grooming experience. Appointment Required/ available Tues-Sat 8 am to 4:30 pm. Spa features a Boutique and the popular YUM DOG COOKIES!!

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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.)