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Stacey's Dog Grooming
(478) 256-9488
Mountain Springs Church Rd.
Macon, GA
Description
Our groomer and owner, Stacey Jones, is a committed pet lover who endeavors to provide an enjoyable and friendly environment catering to all of your dogs grooming needs. I have 8 yrs. experience & specialize in Schnauzers! I will make every effort to ensure your dog enjoys the grooming procedure. Evening & weekend appointments are available. Open Sunday-Saturday
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services

Southwood Grooming Salon
(478) 284-3831
2523 Moody Rd
Warner Robins, GA
Description
Lisa and Danielle are committed pet lovers who will do their best to provide a friendly, fun and loving environment while pampering your pet. Your pets will recieve first class service which includes all natural appropriate shampoo followed by an aloe deep conditioner, ear cleaning and hair removal, anal gland expression, nails cut and filed. Large or small we love them all.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

PetSmart
(478) 476-9564
4551 Billy Williamson Dr
Macon, GA
 
Pet Grooming By Paul & Alice
(478) 781-0148
3204 Marlies Cir
Macon, GA
 
Groomingdales Pets Unlimited
(478) 475-5624
4446 Forsyth Rd
Macon, GA
 
Bath, Bed and Biscuit
(478) 987-5991
Bath
Warner Robins, GA
Description
Pet grooming specializing in Schnauzer and Cocker Spaniel cuts. Bathing using leading products, Nails trimmed, sanitaries. Cleaning of the ears. Anals extracted upon request. Deshedding and dematting
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

Riverside Animal Hospital
(478) 746-4838
2121 Riverside Dr
Macon, GA
 
Jeannine's Pet Grooming
(478) 474-6764
4562 Columbus Rd
Macon, GA
 
PetSmart
(478) 476-9564
4551 BILLY WILLIAMSON DR
MACON, GA

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Forsyth Road Animal Clinic
(478) 474-4829
4941 Forsyth Rd
Macon, GA
 
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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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