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Alaska Canine Services
(907) 561-9279
7100 Old Seward Highway Unit J
Anchorage, AK
Description
All Breed Pet Dog Grooming. It is our goal to make grooming and training an enjoyable experience for your pet and a convenient valuable service to you. We consider the pets we groom and train to be family members and they are given the care and consideration we give our own.

Valley Canine Camp & Training Center Inc.
(907) 357-2267
2521 E. Mountain Village Drive
Wasilla, AK
Description
Valley Canine Camp & training center. Daycare, overnites, training and professonal Certified Groomer, Self service Grooming Tubs Too! Thank you for your business.

A-Plus Pet Care
(907) 373-5711
PO Box 877693
Wasilla, AK
Description
Marie of A-Plus Pet Care has been grooming for many years... She caters to small dogs. Visit her website for more info and services.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Canine Design Pet Spa
(907) 522-3644
11520 Old Seward Hwy
Anchorage, AK
 
Kitty Kache
(907) 344-2287
3200 Tayshee Cir
Anchorage, AK
 
Canine Design Pet Grooming and Spa
(907) 522-3644
11520 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK
Description
Anchorage's Finest All Breed Pet Grooming. I make it my goal that you and your pet feel happy, safe, and satisfied on every visit. I offer the best in dog and cat grooming,with flexible appt.times. The most highly qualified groomer in AK. If you want your pet to look his best, in a low stress, affordable atmostphere, Look no further. Call Jennifer today.

Canine Design
(907) 892-5911
9780 Bridle Lane
Wasilla, AK
Description
Canine Design offers professional pet grooming by the owner, Donnie Darilek. Donnie has been grooming since 1967. Please call for an appointment We also offer full self-service facilities to the public.

Alaska Pet Boarding & Daycare
(907) 868-7387
1614 N Post Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Dog Tired Doggie Daycare
(907) 334-6963
310 E Fireweed Ln
Anchorage, AK
 
Doggie Motel
(907) 344-2484
2728 E 68th Ave
Anchorage, AK
 

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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