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Farriers Alvin TX

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Fetch Pet Care of Pearland
(713) 568-7304
Pearland, TX
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, 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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Spa Pets Mobile Pet Grooming
(281) 744-7447
PO Box 592
League City, TX

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Tracy & Cathy's TLC Pet Salon
(281) 996-7010
5131 FM 2351 Rd.
Friendswood, TX
Description
Tracy and Cathy are committed pet lovers who will make sure your pet has a wonderful day at the salon. You get a full salon package with us without the cost. We also have doggie day care and pick-up and delivery. Open Monday-Saturday 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

Paws & Friends LLC.
(281) 489-8669
3602 Bailey Ave.
Manvel, TX
Description
We are a full service salon offering professional grooming, to any size pet, by trained associates. Pick-up and delivery available.

the pink paws pet spa
(713) 436-8530
12155 Shadow Creek Parkway ste.114
Pearland, TX
Description
We are a full service pet spa, offering a variety of packages for dogs and cats.Our mission at The Pink Paws is to provide an environment for all pets that is safe, comfortable, and clean. We only use all natural products that do not contain harmful detergents and chemicals.We are here to not only groom your pet, we want to build a bond with them so that we can gain their trust and give them a fabulous relaxing day at the spa!

Pampered Pet Sitting Services
(281) 684-1411
League City, TX
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Grooming, Pet Transportation, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Fabulous Fur Fluffers
(281) 968-7480
121 E. House St.
Alvin, TX
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Tracy and Cathys TLC Pet Salon
(281) 996-7010
5131 FM 2351 Rde.
Friendswood, TX
Description
Tracy and Cathy have over 20 years experience between the two of them. They love grooming dogs and cats. The salon has a very relaxed atmosphere where the dogs can run free while waiting to be groomed. They are always happy when they leave and can't wait to come back.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , 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

Pooch Pad Country Kennel
(281) 489-9727
5115 Mcknight Rd
Pearland, TX
Description
Pleas visit our website for details.

Pearland Pet Grooming
(281) 804-2260
3939A Allen Rd
Pearland, TX
Description
Mechele has over 20 years experience in all breed grooming. She has won awards in Terriers, Mixed Breeds, Sporting and Non Sporting groups. She is also highly recommended by local veterinarians. By appointment only.

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Shoe for Rough Ground

 BY JENNIFER ZEHNDER • PHOTOS BY TED SHANKS

These four tips will help ensure your horse remains steady and sound over rocky terrain.

SHOE CLIPS
Unfortunately, says Shanks, clips received a bad rap from veterinarians back in the 1980s. At that time, not all farriers understood the science of applying the devices, and the technique remains a fear factor for most. Shanks and Teves prefer a handmade clip with a thicker base to the thin clips included on most factory shoes. Handmade clips “get in” the hoof to a small degree, rather than resting outside the hoof. The farriers burn, rather than hammer, clips into the hoof, and prefer to use quarter clips, which are located in the vicinity of the first and second nail holes on a hoof. This strategic setting keeps the shoe from being driven back. Hoof CareGOOD NAILS
It’s not always technique, but rather the location of the nail holes in a shoe that determine whether a nail “seats” well, Shanks says. Not only is finding a shoe that fits important for soundness, but so is finding one that has nail holes that meet a horse’s individual contours. A shoe with a nail hole close to the outside edge of the hoof is counter-productive for a horse with a low-angle hoof or steep hoof walls, Shanks says. When in doubt, farriers should build a shoe and punch their own holes for a truly custom fit.Hoof Care

PROPER FIT
Ill-fitting shoes work against your horse in rough terrain, exposing him to shoe loss, hoof damage and lameness. Manufactured horseshoes are available in hundreds of styles, sizes and weights, and farriers can also forge their own should ready-made products fail to provide the proper fit. The key is to purchase or build shoes that remain well-fit weeks after the final nail has been clenched, Teves says. Beveling the rough edges on each shoe further reduces snags.Hoof Care

POUR-IN PADS
Pads are the most common treatment for a tender- or sore-footed horse, and are also used to prevent soreness and injury. In rough country, h...

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