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Farriers Chicopee MA

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Fairy Pet Mother Pet Care
(978) 387-8667
South Hadley, MA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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The Good Dog Spot, Inc.
(413) 534-1333
35 C North Chicopee Street
Chicopee, MA

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No Place Like Home Mobile Grooming and Pet Sitting Services
(413) 277-9887
72 Coffey Hill Rd
Ware, MA

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Cheryls Grooming Room
(413) 796-4766
268 Harkness Ave
Springfield, MA
Description
I've groomed for 20 plus years. Animal lover and rescue for 47 years. My main focus is in the care and expertise I extend to you and your pet. Below is a base line of my prices. Prices include bath & dry, brushout nails clipped ears cleaned shave down, trim or clip anal express. Please note that shave downs are short, medium, and long lengths, so whatever you want. Small dogs $20 - $25 Medium $30 - $35 Large $40 - $45 Extra Large $50 - $55 10% senior citizen discount.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

For K-9s & Felines
(413) 572-0055
Yankee Village Plaza
Westfield, MA
Description
A pet specialty shoppe and grooming boutique that offers gentle grooming of your dog or cat. We use all natural products and also sell all natural products (spa products, food, etc.) Our hours are Tues. through Fri. 10:00 - 6:00 and Saturday 8:00 - 2:00.
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Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

The Wright Pet Sitter
(413) 747-4968
Westfield, MA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Bark & Park Mobile Grooming
(413) 783-1296
Springfield, MA

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Canine Design
(413) 593-9300
1195 Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA
Description
Professional dog grooming service.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available

The Barking Basement
(413) 320-8737
The Barking Basement
Easthampton, MA
Description
Conveniently located on Rte. 66 in beautiful Westhampton. "The Barking Basement"offers a low-stress, calm grooming experience for your dogs or cats. My experience includes 20 years of grooming, and a commitment to quality. Canine CPR/First Aid certified, registered with NDGAA (#H721). Retail items available. Special order items available upon request. Grooming by appointment only. Call and ask for Barbara.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available

The RUFF House
(413) 562-8888
The Ruff House
Westfield, MA
Description
A professional Doggie Daycare and Grooming Spa for all your precious furs! Caring, clean, with state-of-art equipment to give your pet a relaxing and comforting experience. Full service salon and daycare facility.
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Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

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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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