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Abingdon Pet Grooming
(276) 676-3282
223 Preston St.
Abingdon, VA
Description
Abingdon Pet Grooming works to achieve the highest industry standards in the care and grooming of pets. Our mission is to groom every pet in the most humane way possible so each one is comfortable and safe while being groomed. We also work with the pet owner to achieve the most desired style for the pet and it's owner. This may be to enhance the breed standards or to customize an individual style for the pet.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Pampered Pup Grooming Salon
(423) 239-5915
3315 Roller Drive
Kingsport, TN
Description
Pampered Pup Grooming Salon offers dog and cat grooming for pets of all shapes and sizes.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Professional Pet Grooming
(276) 628-9213
789 W Main St Ste 2
Abingdon, VA

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Precious Paws Pet Grooming
(423) 542-3846
1216 Bristol Hwy
Elizabethton, TN

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Church Hill Pet Hospital
(423) 378-4443
3407 Memorial Blvd
Kingsport, TN
 
Professional Pet Grooming
(276) 628-9213
469 Palmer Street
Abingdon, VA
Description
Groomer and owner, Joan Hall, demonstrates her patience, kindness and love to all pets. With 11 years of grooming experience Joan has mastered the positive art of the pets visit to the grooming salon. The shop has an atmosphere ofhome away from homegiving the dogs a feeling of comfort. Professional Pet Grooming, located in Abingdon, VA, is a full service salon.
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

Kut & Fluff Pet Grooming
(276) 669-4430
16078 Lee Hwy
Bristol, VA

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Hair Of The Dog
(423) 543-5743
1780 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN

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Cherry Point Animal Hospital
(423) 279-9996
101 Island Rd
Kingsport, TN
 
Best Friends
(423) 245-3199
3405 Memorial Blvd
Kingsport, TN
 
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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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