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Home Sweet Home Pet Care
(360) 292-9401
Olympia, WA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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K-9 Clubhouse
(360) 943-5900
2410 Harrison Ave. NW
Olympia, WA
Description
We offer pet grooming, self service pet wash, daog daycare, training and retail.

Styl'n Dogs
(253) 589-2037
8415 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA
Description
In our full service grooming, we believe that pets are people too and each have their own peronallities. We treat every pet as our own. If you feel more comfortable washing your pet yourself we have a self service wash. Just call for an appointment. In our boutique we carry organic and healthy foods and treats. We have toys, apparel, pet jewelry, beds and much more.

Marchel'S Pet Center
(360) 943-5900
2410 Harrison Ave Nw
Olympia, WA
 
Beth'S Head To Tail Grooming
(360) 352-0723
335 Division St
Olympia, WA
 
Joy of Pets
(253) 353-6717
Lakewood, WA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pawsitively Pampered Pet Salon
360-273-2813 or 360-239-5654
18105 Pendleton S.W.
Rochester, WA
Description
Offering a wide variety of services from basic Bath and Brush to elegant Spa packages with aromatherapy, mineral wraps, treadmill, and peticures, your Master Groomer Andrea Jean will make each experience perfect for your companions so they will leave happy, rejuvenated and wanting to return for more. The special needs of puppies and geriatric dogs are always met. All breeds are welcome at this safe, secure, relaxed salon.
Services
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

Grateful Dogs Grooming
(360) 456-2276
2747 Pacific Ave
Olympia, WA
 
Steamboat Grooming & Pet Supplies
(360) 866-8992
6517 Sexton Dr
Olympia, WA
 
Petco
(360) 956-0698
1530 Black Lake Blvd Sw Ste D
Olympia, 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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