Farriers Amherst MA

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Fairy Pet Mother Pet Care
(978) 387-8667
South Hadley, MA
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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The Good Dog Spot, Inc.
(413) 534-1333
35 C North Chicopee Street
Chicopee, MA

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The Barking Basement
(413) 320-8737
The Barking Basement
Easthampton, MA
Conveniently located on Rte. 66 in beautiful Westhampton. "The Barking Basement"offers a low-stress, calm grooming experience for your dogs or cats. My experience includes 20 years of grooming, and a commitment to quality. Canine CPR/First Aid certified, registered with NDGAA (#H721). Retail items available. Special order items available upon request. Grooming by appointment only. Call and ask for Barbara.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available

The House of Paws
(978) 544-8769
29 Second St.
Orange, MA
The owner, Cathy, is caring, patient, and knowledgable when working with your pet. She has been actively involved in pet care since 1994 including over seven years at an award winning animal hospital. She has over 10 years experience as a pet stylist and has achieved many certifications in various aspects of canine health and sports. She offers both cat and dog grooming by appointment only in a low stress environment.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Rock Valley Kennels Incorporated
(413) 535-5100
405 Rock Valley Rd
Holyoke, MA
No Place Like Home Mobile Grooming and Pet Sitting Services
(413) 277-9887
72 Coffey Hill Rd
Ware, MA

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Bow Wow Bathhouse LLC
(413) 397-9792
203 Long Plain Road
South Deerfield, MA
A full service "state of the art" salon offering dog grooming services by caring professionals. We treat yours as ours. Your dog will be given first class service ,which includes a Hydro-Massage bath with one of our all Natural Shampoos appropriate for your particular dogs coat, ears cleaned, nails trimmed,fully dried, brushed and fluffed. We welcome all sizes and shapes. Member of the National Dog Grooming Association of America. Open Tuesday-Saturday. Please call for appointment.
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, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Canine Design
(413) 593-9300
1195 Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA
Professional dog grooming service.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available

(413) 539-9197
45 Holyoke St
Holyoke, MA
Mt Tom Grooming Shop
(413) 532-3918
320 Easthampton Rd
Holyoke, MA
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Shoe for Rough Ground


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

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

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

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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