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T.L.C. Pet Salon
(978) 632-1644
313 Pleasant St.
Gardner, MA
Description
T.L.C. Pet Salon is owned/operated by Christine Dwyer. With an Associates Degree in Canine Science from Newbury Jr. College and over 20 years experience, we provide full service grooming for dogs in a clean spacious environment. Bring your dog in for some tender loving care where noone cares more for your pet than us- except you. Open by appointment only, Tues.-Sat.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Vet Referred

Donna's Doggie Day Spa
(978) 342-1540
147 John Fitch Highway
Fitchburg, MA
Description
Donna's Doggie Day Spa is located within a boarding and doggie daycare facility. A full service specialty spa featuring cage free fluff drying, specialized skin care, mixed breed hair styling and elderly and handicapped dog grooming.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Canine Cuts LLC
(978) 270-3113
391 Harvard Street
Leominster, MA
Description
We are dedicated to help your family pet be as comfortable and stress free as possible. We offer the highest standard of care, cleanliness, and modern grooming skills to ensure your four legged friend has an enjoyable visit. Grooming is by appointment only. Urgent appointments available - who wants to wait for a de-skunking! Open Monday-Saturday. Call or book online.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Paradise Pet Spa Inc
(978) 422-0200
29 Legate Hill Rd
Sterling, MA
Description
Lisa and Jamie have 18 yrs combined experience. We groom all breeds and all sizes of dogs. We gently hand dry all our dogs. Our goal is for your dog to have a positve and enjoyable grooming. We specialize in older dogs with anxiety and dogs with skin problems.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

The Snooty Pooch Pet Spa
(603) 209-5099
229 Monadnock St.
Troy, NH
Description
Our groomers have years of experience grooming all breeds of cats and dogs. Clean and calm atmosphere. Now offering pickups and dropoffs in our local area. Open Monday-Saturday anytime you need.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services

Sirius Services
(978) 632-4265
P.O. Box 437
Westminster, MA
Description
Sirius Services is pleased to offer professional grooming, boarding and training services in a quiet home environment. Semi-private appointments are available with most dogs being completed in under three hours. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , 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

Professional Grooming by Donna
(978) 400-8664
147 John Fitch Highway
Fitchburg, MA
Description
With over 15 years experience, Donna is now the exclusive groomer at Preppy Pet Suites Boarding Daycare and Spa. All breeds welcome. Professional clipping and scissoring. No cage drying. Spa shampoos, nail clipping and buffing, teeth brushing.

Rachel's Pooch Palace
(508) 886-6660
17 Ware Road
Rutland, MA
Description
Where pets are treated like Royalty! Professional Groomer and Owner, Rachel Dolan is a graduate of The Massachusetts School Of Pet Grooming and specializes in the individual needs of your pooch. Her goal is to provide professional and personal service to ensure a positive grooming experience for your precious pet. Services are offered by appointment only.

The House of Paws
(978) 544-8769
29 Second St.
Orange, MA
Description
The owner, Cathy, is caring, patient, and knowledgable when working with your pet. She has been actively involved in pet care since 1994 including over seven years at an award winning animal hospital. She has over 10 years experience as a pet stylist and has achieved many certifications in various aspects of canine health and sports. She offers both cat and dog grooming by appointment only in a low stress environment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Sittin Pretty Pet Parlor
(978) 827-6599
2 S Pleasant St
Ashburnham, MA

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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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