Horse Grooming Services Pekin IL

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Polished Pups Grooming
(309) 698-8266
1220 Beth Ct.
East Peoria, IL
Polished Pups offers grooming in our home, where we treat your pet like he is our own. We do not run them thru like an assembly line. We take time to get to know your pet and not stress them. I have worked for several vetetinarians as a tech, I am pet first aid and CPR certified, and a grooming school graduate. I've had 40 years of experience working with dogs and would love to have the chance to get to know and love your pet.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

(309) 686-1237
3309 N. Prospect
Peoria, IL
When your dog needs to look as good as you do...Stylish haircuts, hydrotherapy baths, doggie daycare and a pet boutique. Clean, spacious and fun environment. Your dog will love it! By appointment only, Tuesday thru Saturday.

The Paw Spaw
(309) 647-2598
339 N. Main St
Canton, IL
A full-service grooming salon for dogs and cats using only premium grooming products. A cage-free, one-on-one salon offering exclusive specialty services for your pet.

Bow-Wow Boutique
(309) 346-7070
701 N 8th St
Pekin, IL

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Critter Cleaners Grooming
(309) 353-3060
343 Derby St
Pekin, IL

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You Dirty Dog
(309) 266-8813
Field Shopping Center
Morton, IL
Professional, clean, non-smoking full service grooming salon. Also offering gourment dog treats, Lupine collars & leashes, Greenies, Retro Pet.

Noah's Art Pet Spa
(309) 745-9654
209 Rosewood Drive Washington
Washington, IL
Sue is an experienced state accredited school graduate specializing in grooming small-medium dogs in a low-stress environment. Hand scissoring, pawprinting, pet photos,& gift baskets are also available. Natural, high quality skin & coat products are used on your pet. Quadruped's & Natures Specialtie's are retailed here. There is never extra fees for medicated shampoos or conditioners used on your pet. Day & eve appts. are available.
Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Deb's Grooming
(309) 369-5155
4516 NE Scenic Dr
Peoria, IL
Deb's Grooming offers a relaxed and caring enviroment. Debbie is a patient and compassionate groomer. Your dog will feel at home. Debbie has been a groomer for 26 yrs. All dogs big or small. Pickup and delivery available. Open Tues to Sat. Special appointments available also evenings. Specialinzing in long haired breeds.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Cookie's Canine Care
(309) 353-2331
1901 S 2ND St
Pekin, IL

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Little Critters Pets Grooming
(309) 697-0038
200 Bolivia Ave
Peoria, 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


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.)