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Waggin' Trails
(203) 374-8488
Bridgeport, CT
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Dogland Grooming Services LLC
(203) 667-2690
957 Evers Street Extension
Bridgeport, CT
Description
A full service salon offering dog grooming services by skilled professionals. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes nails and dewclaw trimming, then bathed with the appropriate shampoo for your particular dogs coat followed by appropriate conditioner. We offer pickup and delivery services of your pet. Open Tuesday-Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Head to Tail Grooming
(203) 254-3274
39 Sanford St.
Fairfield, CT
Description
Head to Tail provides professional dog grooming services in the heart of Fairfield, CT. Do-it-yourself and transportation available. Customized appointments for puppies and dogs with special needs. Very skilled and experienced groomers. Open Mon-Sat.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Milford Pet Salon
(203) 874-7666
256 Cherry Street
Milford, CT
Description
Owner and graduate of NY School of Dog Grooming Bob Deveau is dedicated to providing a pleasurable grooming experience for both you and your dog. He offers a full service salon and will cater to your pet's specific needs. Open Tuesday - Saturday.

Doggie Styles
(203) 922-0075
128 Center Street
Shelton, CT
Description
Doggie Styles Pet Grooming, full service dog and cat grooming, flexible drop off/pick up hours, family owned and operated,
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

Stroll With Me Doggie
(203) 645-8702
Norwalk, CT
Services
House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Happy Tails at Ash Creek & Ash Creek Grooming
(203) 382-1301
3008 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT
Description
We use only natural and organic grooming products. Low stress environment with classical music playing. We carry the best in natural and organic foods and treats. #1 Pet Boutique 2009 in Fairfield Weekly Readers Poll.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Who's Your Doggie, LLC
(203) 496-9331
105 Canary Place
Stratford, CT
Description
Our goal is to create a warm, friendly environment and love and care for your pet like you do. We walk, play, train, feed, groom and love your animal while you are away.We have an open crate policy which means your dog can mingle with the others or have private time. We do not consider ourselves a kennel, we have private rooms. We offer pick up and drop off (24 hour)service.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Doggie Day Spa, LLC
(203) 922-0628
507 Howe Avenue
Shelton, CT
Description
Let us pamper your best friend to a relaxing day at the spa! We are a full service grooming salon and offer aromatherapy shampoos, hot oil treatments, deshedding program, pawdicures, teeth brushing & more. Open Tuesday-Saturday, flexible hours.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Town House for Dogs and Cats
(203) 227-3276
Town House for Dogs and Cats
Westport, CT
Description
A full service salon and kennel offering dog grooming and boarding services by skilled professionals. We do hand scissoring, soft claws, furminator and much more. Open year round from Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm, Sat 8-5 and Sun 3-5.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Show Grooming Services

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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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