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Skagit Pet Nanny
(360) 770-1453
Mount Vernon, WA
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Bathing Beauties Mobile Pet Salon
(360) 387-7627
1903 elhardt st
Camano Island, WA

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Pampered Pets and Grooming
(360) 424-7101
2201 Contintental Place
Mount Vernon, WA
Description
Pampered Pets and Grooming is a full service grooming salon for dogs and cats. We provide an extra loving touch and treat every pet that comes in the door like our own! Let us Pamper your Pet for you!

Pampered Pets & Grooming
(360) 757-3270
9570 Old Highway 99 North Rd
Burlington, WA

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Heads To Tails Pet Grooming
(360) 240-1314
41 NE Midway Blvd Ste 101
Oak Harbor, WA

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The Cats Meow
(360) 679-3378
Oak Harbor, WA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
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Pet Sitters International

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Lickety Clips Grooming
(360) 424-2036
2130 E. Parkway Dr.
Mount Vernon, WA
Description
Owned and operated by Nancy Thomas Certified groomer, catering to all of your pets grooming needs. Graduate of Mission Ridge Pet Styling Academy. Providing an in home friendly comfortable grooming experience. We groom your pet how you want it groomed. Easy access off of Riverside Dr. Great discounts for seniors, veterans, military and multi pet families. Vet recommended, Member of the Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

The Caravan Dog Grooming
(360) 682-5210
1419 North View Rd
Oak Harbor, WA
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Affordable grooming, in a family-like setting. Grooming by Rebecca Brown, who has a Pet Grooming diploma - offers a friendly approach to grooming. She knows every dog is different, and caters to their special needs, taking the time to get the job done right. Big or small, she grooms them all! Offering great prices and pick up and drop off. Can also groom at your home, if needed!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services

Pawash
(360) 293-2194
2720 Commercial Ave
Anacortes, WA

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Dog Style Grooming & Bath Hse
(360) 652-4199
6302 Happy Hollow Rd
Stanwood, WA

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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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