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Bark Avenue Pet Spa and Grooming
(423) 553-1977
8126 East Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN
Description
Upscale modern pet spa providing excellent pet styling, massages, aromatherapy and more in a very clean environment. Our stylists are caring and loving individuals with the utmost knowledge of how to take care of your loving pet. Vet recommended!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Happy Tails Grooming Salon
(423) 339-5777
2251 N Ocoee St
Cleveland, TN
 
Community Animal Hospital
(423) 472-3252
2845 Westside Dr Nw
Cleveland, TN
 
Petco Animal Supplies Inc
(423) 478-9103
325 Paul Huff Pkwy Nw
Cleveland, TN
 
Appalachian Pet Parlor
(423) 479-3858
2160 Spring Place Rd Se
Cleveland, TN
 
Designer Dogs
(423) 303-0479
1300 25th St
Cleveland, TN
 
Cleveland Animal Hospital
(423) 472-1053
2260 S Lee Hwy
Cleveland, TN
 
Taylor Animal Hospital
(423) 476-6551
2840 Keith St Nw
Cleveland, TN
 
Animal Medical Center
(423) 479-4744
3350 Henderson Ave Nw
Cleveland, TN
 
Appalachian Animal Clinic
(423) 479-4760
2160 Spring Place Rd Se
Cleveland, TN
 

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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