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D.O.G. Pet Grooming
(573) 632-0029
907H Leslie Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
Description
DOG pet Grooming .Dependable, Original and Gentle. Our Groomer is Certified by the NDGAA and constantly trying to improve her skills of 21 years. Your pet will receive A beautiful clean groom. From a skilled Groomer. Open Monday- Friday By Appointment only. We are still taking in new clients. And can fit your baby in ASAP.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Shed Bath & Beyond Grooming
(573) 632-4364
1911 St Louis Road
Jefferson City, MO
 
Accent Pets
(573) 291-0206
210 E High St
Jefferson City, MO
 
Hemmel Debbie Dog Groomng
(573) 634-2223
2224 Weathered Rock Rd
Jefferson City, MO
 
Southwest Animal Hospital
(573) 635-5411
1809 Southwest Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
 
Crago, Jim Dvm
(573) 634-7387
2402 E Mccarty St
Jefferson City, MO
 
Eastland Animal Hospital Dog Grooming
(573) 635-0251
2402 E Mccarty St
Jefferson City, MO
 
Woodland Animal Hospital
(573) 636-8322
600 Eastland Dr
Jefferson City, MO
 
Arin's Barking Beauties
(573) 556-8228
6009 Hound Hollow Ln
Jefferson City, MO
 
Petco
(573) 634-4279
3535 Mo Blvd Ste 115
Jefferson City, MO
 

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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