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Carrie's Home Safe Pet Sitting Service
(724) 225-9962
Trafford, PA
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Dogs By Design
(724) 527-2231
500 Harrison Avenue
Jeannette, PA
A full service holistic spa offering grooming, spa services such as Blueberry Facials with mini face massage and Almond Exfoliating Scrub, canine massage, reiki, and canine massage workshops. All pets pampered and given individual attention. Small pets in and out in 2 hours or less! Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday by appointment. Also specializing in natural nutrition for cats & dogs. We offer frozen raw diets as well as super-premium canned and kibble.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Gentle Grooming with Donna at KT Pets
(412) 759-3249
403 Main St
Irwin, PA
Tired of Grooming Shop Assembly Lines? Visit Gentle Grooming for one on one attention, one dog at a time. Most dogs done in 2 hours or less. No cage dryers used. Premium shampoos and conditioners used on every dog. Striving to make your dog's grooming a safe and stressfree experience.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

All About Dogs
(724) 925-1577
121 Post Ave Ste A
New Stanton, PA

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Cassie's Top Dog Grooming
(724) 863-1569
70 Carpenter Ln
Irwin, PA

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McMillen's House Of Dog Grooming
(724) 838-1237
1529 Parr St.
Greensburg, PA
Owner and the groomer your pet gets the same groomer all the time. Clipper Vac Clipping System, hand scissoring, nail clipping, fluff drying, flea control, show cuts. All breeds.Mon. - Sat. by appointment.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Show Grooming Services

Pampered Pet Palace
(724) 887-7300
142 Airport Road
Mount Pleasant, PA
Caring dog and cat grooming professional that also runs a boarding kennel. Certified dog obedience trainer. Open Mon - Sat. Pets get a full service groom including nails, ears and double bath with friendly service.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Clippingdale's Elite Pet
(724) 327-9233
3700 William Penn Hwy
New Alexandria, PA

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Heather's Best Dog Gone Salon
(724) 523-3454
205 Carbon St
Penn, PA

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Jan's Paws-N-Claws
(724) 479-3788
90 E Tennyson St
Homer City, PA

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Shoe for Rough Ground


These four tips will help ensure your horse remains steady and sound over rocky terrain.

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

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

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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