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Horse Grooming Services Orland Park IL

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Bowwow-Meeeoow Pet Sitting
(815) 469-7579
Frankfort, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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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
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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At Your Bark and Call, Inc.
(708) 274-3789
Mobile Pet Styling
Orland Park, IL

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Brandy Alexander's
(708) 535-9663
15412 S. 70th Court
Orland Park, IL
Description
Our grooming salon will keep your pet looking and feeling reat! We offer a complete line of services, including baths, haircuts, and nail clips. We believe in providing every pet with a low-stress and relaxing grooming experience, and offer special handling for young puppies and elderly dogs.

Pet-Tacular Pet Grooming, Inc.
(708) 478-0011
11600 Francis Rd.#3
Mokena, IL
Description
We are a full service grooming salon that takes pride in a clean, friendly environment. Our grooming includes bath, nails, pluck/clean ears, express anal glands and haircut. Owner Julie Forkal has 5 years veterinary experience and 8 yeara grooming experience. Tours of our facility are available. Our normal hours are Tuesday- Friday 7:30-3:30 Saturday 8-4. Sundays by appointment. Earlier drop off and later pick up times available

The Pooped Pooch
(708) 418-0706
Lansing, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Jane's Pet Sitting Services
(630) 347-9916
Downers Grove, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Camp K-9 Pet Resort & Spa Inc.
(708) 798-4473
18501 S. LeClaire Ave.
Country Club Hills, IL

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A Touch of Class Dog Grooming
(708) 671-0493
12902 S. Lagrange Road
Palos Park, IL
Description
We have four full time groomers, allowing us to accomodate approximately 35 dogs per day. Owner, Shirley Labak, has over 30 years experience. All groomers are either certified or have 10+ years experience. We book one to two weeks in advance sometimes three for a Saturday. Open tues-sat by appointment only. We love what we do, and it shows!

A Grateful Dog
(815) 838-4938
1035 South State St
Lockport, IL
Description
We are a green, eco-friendly pet spa specializing in gentle grooming of all breeds of dogs and cats. We also groom ferrets, rabbits and other small animals. Weekend and evening appointments available for your convenience.

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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.)