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Alaska Canine Services
7100 Old Seward Highway Unit J
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A-Plus Pet Care
PO Box 877693
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.
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Valley Canine Camp & Training Center Inc.
2521 E. Mountain Village Drive
Valley Canine Camp & training center. Daycare, overnites, training and professonal Certified Groomer, Self service Grooming Tubs Too! Thank you for your business.
Dog Tired Doggie Daycare
310 E Fireweed Ln
3200 Tayshee Cir
Canine Design Pet Grooming and Spa
11520 Old Seward Highway
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.
9780 Bridle Lane
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
1614 N Post Rd
Canine Design Pet Spa
11520 Old Seward Hwy
2728 E 68th Ave
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.
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. GOOD 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.
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.
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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