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Groomingdales
(334) 826-8195
435 N Dean Rd
Auburn, AL

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For Paws Boutique
(334) 502-7900
1747 Ogletree Rd
Auburn, AL
 
Parkway Animal Hospital
(334) 821-7672
1935 Opelika Road
Auburn, AL
 
Jenny's Pets
(256) 682-1424
Huntsville, AL
Services
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
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Groomin' and Roomin'
(256) 878-PAWS
8972 US HWY 431
Albertville, AL
Description
Groomin' and Roomin' was founded by Jaime St.Clergy, a pet-lover and established groomer in the Sand Mountain area. We invite you to experience the difference at our Pet Spa and Resort. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Open Monday through Saturday. Call for an appointment or tour of our facility
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Groomingdale's
(334) 826-8195
435 N Dean Rd
Auburn, AL
 
All Creatures Veterinary Clinic
(334) 826-2577
2050 Wire Rd
Auburn, AL
 
Liz's Pet Grooming Salon
(334) 887-4750
800 Mckinley Ave
Auburn, AL
 
Doggie Styles
(205) 917-3718
195 West Valley Avenue STE 124
Birmingham, AL
Description
Years of experience. Poodles to pit-bulls, maltese to mastiffs. In Homewood, Alabama. Shop hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 8am to 6pm. We also sell pet products.

Whispering Pines Grooming & Boarding
(334) 691-3309
2087 Dyras Rd
Cottonwood, AL
Description
full service grooming and boarding salon. We use certified groomers only. We have open spacious indoor outdooe runs. We have 24 hour on site supervision for all boarding animals.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, 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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