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Horse Grooming Services Mchenry IL

Local resource for horse grooming in Mchenry. 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.

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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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!

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

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!

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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The Enchanted Cat
(815) 678-4412
5602 George St.
Richmond, IL
Description
We are a kitty hotel and grooming facility located in the north central Illinois town of Richmond, catering to cats only. We have large boarding cages and play areas as well as our grooming facility, with all grooming performed by the owner and operator, Paula Warner. Paula is an expert cat groomer and will make sure that your cat is treated with the utmost patience possible in the grooming process.

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

Pet A Coat Junction
(847) 382-6868
427 W. Main Street
Barrington, IL
Description
We are a full service upscale dog and cat grooming salon that includes nail filing & clipping, teeth brushing, oatmeal shampoo & conditioner treatments and much more. Our salon hours are Tuesday-Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm and on Thursdays we have late night hours and are opened untill 9:00pm. Also we provide private grooming appointments for special needs dog, example 1st time grooming for puppies, handicapped dogs and dogs with anxiety.

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

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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.)