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Critter Sitters, LLC
(865) 816-6061
Lenoir City, TN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Lovell Animal Hospital
(865) 777-1221
1305 Lovell Rd
Knoxville, TN
 
Adorable Pets Dog Grooming
(865) 691-9236
10420 Kingston Pike Ste D3
Knoxville, TN
 
Northshore Animal Hospital
(865) 769-8800
9315 S Northshore Dr
Knoxville, TN
 
Lesh's Dog Grooming Salon
(865) 357-2275
4611 Central Avenue Pike Ste A
Knoxville, TN

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mastercuts mobile pet grooming
(865) 680-3015
914 Vale St
Loudon, TN
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Award winning grooming at your doorstep. No cages No tranquilizers No hassle! 13 years of experience. Specializing in toy, non sporting and terrier breeds. Show and pet clips available. We also do cats! Serving Loudon, Monroe and West Knox counties. Monday through friday By appointment only.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Happy Tails Grooming
(865) 670-4141
717 Ebenezer Rd
Knoxville, TN

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Blue Grass Animal Hospital
(865) 694-8387
1439 Ebenezer Rd
Knoxville, TN
 
PetSmart
(865) 691-2194
214 MORRELL ROAD
KNOXVILLE, TN

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Pink Poodle /Pet Grooming
(865) 523-4581
3629 Western Ave
Knoxville, TN
 
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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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