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Dogs Gone Wild, LLC
(772) 781-7123
Palm City, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Dog Gone Pretty
(772) 489-7773
5211 Okeechobee Rd
Fort Pierce, FL
 
Tri County Animal Hospital Boarding And Grooming Facility
(772) 577-5680
1807 Okeechobee Rd
Fort Pierce, FL
 
Puppy Love
(772) 464-1721
6779 N Us Highway 1
Fort Pierce, FL

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Pet Check
(772) 466-1287
2302 S 10th St
Fort Pierce, FL
 
Bark Avenue Grooming & Pet Day Care
(772) 283-2201
1030 SW Martin Downs Blvd.
Palm City, FL
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Bark Avenue is a first class salon. The owner, Leslie Golden, is committed to all pets. She provides a relaxed atmosphere so your pet is comfortable. She is a South Florida grooming school graduate, Master Groomer status. Our Retail area includes toys, clothes, beds, treats and more. Open Monday thru Friday and some Saturdays with standing appointments only. Come check us out, Bark Avenue Grooming.

Paw Paw'S Pet Parlor
(772) 462-6565
1000 S US Highway 1
Fort Pierce, FL
 
All Star Grooming And Pet Supplies
(772) 464-3640
2996 N US Highway 1
Fort Pierce, FL
 
Robins Mobile Pet Grooming
(772) 595-9891
2940 S 25th St
Fort Pierce, FL
 
A & A Water Systems
(772) 467-9801
4824 N Kings Highway
Fort Pierce, FL
 
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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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