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Reach for the Leash
(484) 554-6800
Pottstown, PA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Your Pets Nanny LLC
(610) 368-4932
Avondale, PA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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All Creatures Great & Small Pet Sitting, LLC
(610) 888-5110
West Grove, PA
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Cotter's Grooming
(484) 809-9663
275 West Boot Road
West Chester, PA
Description
Katherine offers full service grooming in a peaceful and relaxing home environment. Pets will be pampered with a personalized one on one salon experience. No crates or stressful cage dryers. Now offering evening and weekend hours for your convenience. Large breeds and older pets welcome.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Applebrook Inn Pet Resort
(610) 692-7178
1691 West Strasburg Road
West Chester, PA
Description
Applebrook Inn is a Kennel which offers boarding, daycare, and pet grooming. Our experienced groomers can handle all of your pets grooming needs. We are an all breed grooming shop. You can trust these groomers to handle your pet with care.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

*Pro Pet Sitting*
(267) 342-8809
Norristown, PA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Kelly's Peaceful Petsitting Services
(610) 872-2869
Brookhaven, PA
Services
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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New York Avenue Dog Grooming
(302) 479-0413
412 Marshfield Rd.
Wilmington, DE

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Animal Clinic of Westtown Village
(610) 399-6889
1169 Wilmington Pike
West Chester, PA
Description
Grooming services within a quiet, relaxed Veterinary office. Grooming by appointment with one on one attention to your pet. Linda Schenfelt has been grooming since 1991 with a specialty in hand scissoring. Grooming available Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, by appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

Bathhouse Pet Spa
(610) 836-1222
23 West Central Ave.
Paoli, PA
Description
We are a small private pet spa provideing quality care for your pets. We specialize in the bathing of dogs and cats. Grooming and doggie daycare also available 7:30am-9pm every day. We offer a Japanese Garden style setting with calming music and a relaxing atmosphere.Non aggressive dogs only.
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All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog Grooming Services

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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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