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Customized Critter Care Pet Grooming
(803) 341-9251
125 Swathmore Ave
North Augusta, SC

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K9 Design Studio
(706) 399-8849
881 Lake Royal Dr
Grovetown, GA
Description
We offer appointment only service that we may provide your pet with our full attention. 20 plus years of experience by a Certified Master Pet Stylists. Making a difference......One Best Friend at a time.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

PetSmart
(706) 738-0414
217 ROBERT C DANIELS PARKWAY
AUGUSTA, GA

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Paradise Animal Hospital
(706) 860-4544
3998 Belair Rd
Augusta, GA
 
Care More Animal Hospital
(706) 650-1839
4016 Blackstone Camp Rd
Augusta, GA
 
The Pet Parlor
(803) 663-8900
109 Bettis Academy Rd.
Graniteville, SC
Description
A full service salon offering pet styling services by skilled professionals. We specialize in small & large breed dog grooming. We are committed pet lover's who enjoy what we do. Open Mon-Fri. by appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Highland Animal Hospital Pc
(706) 736-1443
2124 Highland Ave
Augusta, GA
 
D'Tails Pet Grooming
(706) 731-0089
1275 Marks Church Rd
Augusta, GA
 
Mary'S Grooming Station
(706) 868-9657
3907 Roberts Rd
Augusta, GA
 
A Affectionate Pet Parlor
(706) 854-1905
108 Davant St
Augusta, 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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