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Farriers Charlottesville VA

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Housecalls For Cats
(434) 589-4383
Palmyra, VA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pet Motel and Salon
(434) 295-3679
1187 5th St. SW
Charlottesville, VA
Description
A full service boarding and grooming facility. We were established in October of 1975 and in September of 1997 moved into our current facility which provides the ultimate in boarding and grooming. Feel free to stop by and inspect our facility - tours are always welcome!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pet Salon and Spa
(434) 293-2424
504 Pantops Shopping Center
Charlottesville, VA
Description
Welcome! We are a full service salon and spa specializing in canine clips, bathing, and therapeutic treatments. We understand the importance of your pet so it is our goal to provide the most pleasent spa experience for you both! We believe that your satisfaction determines the health and stability of our business. Please visit our website for information, directions, and pictures! M-F 8-5
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Animal Connection LLC
(434) 296-7048
1701 Allied St
Charlottesville, VA
 
Fietz Michael R
(434) 977-4600
200 Georgetown Way
Charlottesville, VA
 
Pampered Pets
(434) 293-7387
601 Concord Ave
Charlottesville, VA
Description
Our grooming team headed by Bianca Woodson is committed to provide a pampering environment catering to all of your dog and cat grooming needs. Grooming appointments available Monday through Friday and bathing appoints are available Monday through Saturday. We start at 7:30 and would like all pets in by 10 AM.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Pantops Pet Salon & Spa
(434) 293-2424
504 Pantops Shopping Center
Charlottesville, VA
Description
Charlottesville's Professional Dog Grooming. A full-service salon and spa specializing in canine clips, bathing, and therapeutic treatments. We understand the importance of your pet. It is our goal to provide a pleasant spa experience for your pet and to deliver a professional bath and haircut for you.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

The Canine Clipper
(434) 978-4602
5120 Burnley Station Rd.
Gordonsville, VA
Description
Offering professional grooming, home style boarding and doggie daycare. Over 30 years combined grooming experience. Providing a trusting, caring relationship with your pet that lasts a lifetime is our goal.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Animal Hospital of Ivy Square
(434) 658-0967
2125 Ivy Road Suite #2
Charlottesville, VA
 
Dogg House
(434) 975-3647
2101 Berkmar Dr
Charlottesville, VA
 
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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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