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Ames Pet Hospital PC
(515) 292-8885
1400 Dickinson Ave
Ames, IA
 
All Pets Animal Hospital
(515) 233-1756
107 E 2nd St
Ames, IA
 
Pet Medical Center Of Ames
(515) 232-7204
1416 S Duff Av
Ames, IA
 
Petsitting Plus
(319) 235-9020
Waterloo, IA
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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The Critter Sitter
(641) 792-9618
2178 E. 5th St. S
Newton, IA
Description
Their home away from home. Dog and cat boarding facility. Pet spa, grooming salon, foods, apparel, treats, toys and more!!Specializing in personality cuts "Where nice matters."

Paws Playhouse Ltd
(515) 233-5951
923 N 4th Street
Ames, IA
 
Doggie Dude Ranch
(515) 382-1444
26962 Sand Hill Trail
Ames, IA
 
Only Home Grooming
(515) 231-1436
5222 Texas Circle
Ames, IA
 
Pampered Pets
(319) 266-4946
Cedar Falls, IA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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WildHair Grooming
(712) 470-2659
1933 340th Street
Rock Valley, IA
Description
Full service pet grooming for all dogs, large or small. Member of Iowa State Professional Dog Groomers Assoc. Open Monday-Friday, with Saturday and evening appointments available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

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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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