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Horse Grooming Services Morris IL

Local resource for horse grooming in Morris. 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.

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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The Dog Wash, Inc.
(815) 467-5544
524 W. Mondamin St
Minooka, IL
Description
Full service pet grooming & self service dog wash. $13 Self Service Baths & $5 Nail Trims. 15yrs experience. Once you come to us you will wonder why you went anywhere else. Your pet will look clean, smell clean, and feel clean. We do not do production grooming. It is one on one with your pet to elimate the stress for your pet. Self service prices include shampoo, towels, & dryers. We also groom cats.

Beauty Bone
(815) 726-4176
409 Allen Street
Joliet, IL
Description
Grooming done in my home by appointment only. Also provides pick up/drop off service. Call Donna at 815-726-4176
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services

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

K-9 Clippers
(815) 729-1160
406 Moen Ave Ste 1
Rockdale, IL

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All Paws
(815) 634-8664
690 S. Broadway
Coal City, IL
Description
Coal City's full service dog and cat grooming. Insured, Certified, Member of N.D.G.A.A., Pet-CPR, and Gentle hands technique. Clean safe environment. Top of the line products and equipment. Dawn Carter is a kill shelter rescue worker and foster parent. She volunteer's her time assisting scouts in earning pet care badges. Discounts offered for seniors and military service members. Puppy/Grooming training and discounts for pups 3-9 Mo. Open strictly by appointment, days, nights, and Saturdays.

Diva Dogs Pet Salon
(815) 795-3372
600 Gumm Ave.
Marseilles, IL
Description
I am a mulitple award winning stylist with nearly 20 years experience. I am a member of GroomTeam USA and was ranked among the top 10 stylists in the USA in 2006. I am pet CPR certified and a scissoring specialist. I work by appointment only, one-on-one with your pet. There are no barking dogs or other stressful distractions that come with a high volume shop.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

K-9 CLIPPERS, Inc.
(815) 729-1160
406 Moen Ave # 1
Joliet, IL
Description
We are a full service grooming salon. Self serve wash available. Quiet & clean environment. Large or small, We love them all! Monday to Saturday by appt. Walk ins welcome.

Tailwaggers Dog Grooming
(815) 941-2503
107 W Illinois Ave
Morris, IL

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All Fur Dogs
(815) 741-4346
2183 Marmion Ave
Joliet, IL

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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.)