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Magic's Pet Salon
(270) 846-3944
1043 Pedigo Way
Bowling Green, KY
Description
Magic's offers a clean and quiet salon atmosphere. All dogs are handled personally by Lisa, owner and groomer, and her husband. We love dogs and it shows! Sedatives never used. Call today to schedule an appointment. Open Tuesday thru Saturday. * Special service - we complete most dogs in several hours! We do not require that dogs be left all day.

Adella Pet Salon
(270) 282-6096
622 State Street
Bowling Green, KY
Description
Adella Pet Salon is a full service pet grooming and pampering destination! Treat your pet to all natural aromatherapy products and the skilled hands of our stylist. Call today for an appointment!

Animal Hospital
(270) 781-5606
1777 Campbell Ln
Bowling Green, KY
 
Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center
(270) 781-5041
6000 Scottsville Rd
Bowling Green, KY
 
A Cut Above Pet Salon
(270) 782-9117
914 Searcy Way
Bowling Green, KY
 
Best Friends Pooch Parlor
270-782-DOGS (3647)
5966 Scottsville Road Suite 1
Bowling Green, KY
Description
Grooming your Best Friend for 29 years featuring Hydrosurge bathing massage systems. New state of the art equipment. Specializing in hand scissoring.Complete Spaw packages. Aromatherapy shampoos and conditioners, for the most relaxing experience.Your pet deserves a spaw day too! Grooming by Cheri.Member of the International Society of Canine Cosmotologist.

Groomingdale'S Salon & Day Spa
(270) 842-4717
2480 Richpond Rd
Bowling Green, KY
 
Petco
(270) 746-0320
1680 Campbell Ln
Bowling Green, KY
 
Best Friends Grooming Salon
(270) 782-3647
5966 Scottsville Rd
Bowling Green, KY
 
Tlc Grooming
(270) 846-4006
1260 Us 31w Byp
Bowling Green, KY

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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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