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Aloha Pet Sitting
(916) 390-3647
El Dorado Hills, CA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Aussie Pet Mobile
(530) 676-5356
3081 Alhambra Dr Ste 102
Cameron Park, CA

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Ginny's Vintage Dog Grooming
(916) 939-3647
359 Green Valley Rd
El Dorado Hills, CA

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Pet Vets Of Folsom
(916) 983-8387
1008 Riley St Ste 3
Folsom, CA
 
A Perfect Groom
(916) 987-7995
6693 Folsom Auburn Rd Ste G
Folsom, CA

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Animal Handler Ltd.
(916) 212-5666
104 Briarcliff Court
Folsom, CA
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Adrian and Kymberlee Ghione have 25 years of combined experience as Handlers/Groomers in the competitive dog show's world. Offering: Breed specific trims, Hand-scissoring, Hand-Stripping, nails, ears, etc. Everything performed with "top of the line" products and tools. Appointments are limited in number to allow excellence in every dog. Pick up and delivery are also available in area of coverage.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

El Dorado Pet Club
(530) 676-4442
4131 S Shingle Rd Ste 4
Shingle Springs, CA

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Petco
(916) 984-6141
855 E Bidwell St
Folsom, CA
 
Western Feed And Pet Supply
(916) 983-9100
2780 E Bidwell St
Folsom, CA
 
Crossroads Animal Hospital
(916) 989-3457
9500 Greenback Ln Ste 26
Folsom, CA
 
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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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