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Klippers
(706) 568-3337
5727B Moon Rd
Columbus, GA
Description
A full service salon offering Dog and Cat Grooming with special services includ Hair coloring and coat enhancing treatments, pamper your pet Here at Klippers we treat your pet like Royalty. We specialize in all breed dog grooming and offer pickup and delivery services of your pet. Open Tuesday-Saturday. Special express service for out of towners
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Show Grooming Services

Animal Care Clinic
(706) 225-8555
2540 Wynnton Road
Columbus, GA
 
PetSmart
(706) 323-6788
1591 BRADLEY PARK DRIVE
COLUMBUS, GA

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2Nd Avenue Animal Hospital
(706) 507-7299
4025 2nd Ave
Columbus, GA
 
Dramatic Paws Pet Boutique & Grooming
(706) 494-2900
1803 Garrard St
Columbus, GA
 
Paws Kountry LLC
(334) 291-1411
9160 Lee Road 246 Suite C
Smiths Station, AL
Description
Paws Kountry is a full service grooming salon located in Smiths Station, AL (Across from Terry's Grocery) and only 3 minutes from HomeDepot. We also offer Doggie Day Care, Boarding and a Self Wash Service. Check us out on facebook Paws Kountry ... under Local Business. Spa Hours Tuesday - Friday 8am - 6pm, Saturday 9am -3pm and Closed Sunday and Monday. Treat your four legged babies to a day at the Spa call for an apt. today at 334-291-1411.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred

Artistic Pet Salon
(706) 568-1558
4011 Forest Rd
Columbus, GA

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Northside Animal Hospital
(706) 748-2920
5360 Veterans Pkwy
Columbus, GA
 
Abc & D Dog Grooming
(706) 322-1023
3826 2nd Ave
Columbus, GA
 
Wags & Wiggles
(706) 569-4236
1709 Alta Vista Dr
Columbus, GA

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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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