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Dirty Paws Pet Salon
(989) 894-2971
1507 Columbus Avenue
Bay City, MI
Description
We're all about dogs. We just can't get enough of them. Dirty Paws Pet Salon has skilled groomers that can teach your dog to love being groomed. We pride our selves on our ability to gain a dogs trust. That says alot about us. Come see for your self. We are all about dogs.

Kelly's Kanine Parlor
(989) 893-1939
1302 Kosciuszko Ave
Bay City, MI

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PetSmart
(989) 793-4266
3431 TITTABAWASSEE ROAD
SAGINAW, MI

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Bridgeport Animal Hospital
(989) 777-2131
5960 Dixie Hwy
Saginaw, MI
 
Country Road Kennels
(989) 776-0266
6376 N Portsmouth Rd
Saginaw, MI
 
Looking Pretty Pet Grooming
(989) 695-1066
6785 Hospital Road
Freeland, MI
Description
Looking Pretty Pet Grooming, has been in service now over twenty years. Your pets are very important to us! We offer full grooming to both large and small animals. We are open Monday thur Sunday by appointments. With over twenty five years of experience. Always satisfaction garenteed.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Petsmart
(989) 793-5710
3431 Tittabawassee Rd
Saginaw, MI
 
Wallace David R
(989) 792-8665
3304 Davenport Ave
Saginaw, MI
 
Dog-Gone Classy
(989) 239-7842
933 Gratiot Ave. Suite 4
Saginaw, MI
 
Hairy Paws Day Center
(989) 792-2900
3545 Bay Rd
Saginaw, MI
 
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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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