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Linda's Love On A Leash
(860) 572-0841
Mystic, CT
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Mystic Dog Grooming
(860) 536-7425
Edgecomb Street
Mystic, CT
Description
Over 30 years experience grooming with love and a gentle touch. Offering: reasonable prices, pick-up and delivery, most pets finished within 3 hours.

Canine Design
(860) 599-4707
169 South Broad Street
Pawcatuck, CT
Description
Top quality grooming and care salon for your canine. Low stress homey atmosphere. We cater to the best for your fur canine family. Skilled and knowledgeable staff in grooming and handling. Holistic food & products to enhance your pets health. State of the Art equipment and technology. In short, we love your pet!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pampered Pooch
(860) 376-7808
39 Wedgewood Dr
Jewett City, CT

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Debbie's Dog Grooming
(860) 395-0339
15 King St
Old Saybrook, CT

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HappyTails Dog Grooming
(860) 449-0506
125 Poquonnock Road
Groton, CT
Description
The owner, Linda, is a 1992 graduate of Connecticut K-9 School of Dog Grooming. She grooms with a gentle touch and never leaves your pet unattended. The salon is clean and cozy, and your inspection is welcome. Reasonable rates.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Classic Dog Groooming, LLC
(860) 739-8600
190 Flanders Road
Niantic, CT
Description
Classic Dog Grooming s a full service dog rooming studio. I groom by appt. only. This provides a relaxing, quiet environment for your dog. I use only natural products
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services

No Dogs Allowed L.L.C.
(860) 822-8383
P.O. Box 797
Baltic, CT
Description
A full service salon designed for the feline in mind. Quiet environment of no barking dogs on premise, stress free as much as possible and quietest grooming equipment available. 20 years of grooming and handling cats experience. We do allow small dogs of 30 lbs or under but on selective scheduled days. Open Tuesday to Thursdays from 9am to 4pm and Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays by appointment only.
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

Pampered Pets Grooming Salon
(860) 388-1862
775 Boston Post Rd
Old Saybrook, CT

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New England Pet Nanny & Grooming
(860) 355-2527
New Milford, CT
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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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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