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Wonder Woman Pet Sitting Services
(706) 254-1104
Athens, GA
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, 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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Classic City K9 Grooming
(706) 850-8585
548 Hawthorne Ave
Athens, GA
Description
Full service grooming salon dedicated to dogs only. We offer a variety of services including spa treatments, Nail Caps, dental care and more! We also have a retail selection! We are Athens, Georgia's PREMIER grooming salon!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Fur'st Class Pet Resort
(706) 769-5129
1450 Odom
Bishop, GA
Description
All the modern conveniences with good old fashioned care . we take are time ..
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

Lazy Bonez Pet Stuff
out of bussiness
1689 Old Pendergrass Rd
Jefferson, GA
Description
I am a professional pet stylist since 1988 and operator.My husband and I run the shop.We are commited to your pets (baby)every need.We also are full line pet shop.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available

Bark Dog Spa & Boutique
(706) 353-1065
1850 Epps Bridge Pkwy
Athens, GA

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Bark Dog Spa and Boutique Inc
(706) 353-1065
1850 Epps Bridge Parkway
Athens, GA
Description
Athen's premier pet styling salon where we combine state of the art grooming with all natural grooming products to give your pet a relaxing day at the spa!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Diva Dogs Day Spa
(706) 355-9911
297 Cedar Creek Dr
Athens, GA
Description
Diva Dogs is a full service dog grooming spa in Athens, Georgia. We pamper your pet with spa services and all the comforts of a home environment. Bows, a bandana & cologne are complimentary! Spa services are massage, teeth brushing, conditioning wrap, all natural flea dip/bath, nail caps, nail polish and de-skunk. Let us pamper your dog!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

The Groom Room
(770) 725-5726
2048 Hwy
Statham, GA
Description
Dog Grooming and bathing. Low volume. By appt. only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Yaps Fifth Avenue Pet Grooming
(706) 227-2833
160 Sharon Cir
Athens, GA
 
The Pet Store
(706) 546-9906
3190 Atlanta Hwy Ste 109
Athens, GA

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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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