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The Kitty's Corner/Feline Aficionada
(781) 447-5489
Whitman, MA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Dedicated To Dogs
(508) 946-4333
134 Precinct Street
Middleboro, MA
Description
Take your dog to a FRIEND! Dedicated To Dogs provides home-styled grooming, daycare & boarding. When your dog is here, they are treated like family!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Cosmopawliton Pet Grooming
(508) 525-9111
358 Middle Road
Acushnet, MA
Description
We offer a wide variety of grooming services with flexible hours
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Nautical Dog Grooming Salon
(508) 746-9091
75 College Pond Rd
Plymouth, MA
 
Plymouth Animal Hospital
(508) 746-4232
100 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 
From Puddles to Cuddles Dog Grooming
(617) 605-4037
66 Fuller St.
Halifax, MA
Description
I am self owned and operated and have over 30 year experiance. All and any breed welcome.Day, Night & Weekend grooming by appointment. Your furry kid will be treated with care and compassion as well as a great smelling makeover.specializing in labadoodles of all sizes. In order to keep customer cost down. I have currently relocated my shop to 66 fuller st. Halifax, Ma
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Pooch Paws
(781) 792-0484
1212 Hanover St
Hanover, MA
Description
Cheryl Purcell is a Nationally Certified Master Groomer and a member of Groom Team USA. Also severs on the Board of NEPGP (New England Pet Grooming Professionals), and is the 2005 Groom Team Liaison. Her expertise and commitment for the field was combined with Massasoit Community College to develop a state of the art pet grooming certificate program. Come see the difference that our experience makes.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

Melody's Pet Grooming
(508) 985-9855
74 Main St
Acushnet, MA
Description
Melody's Pet Grooming is family owned and operated. We have over 25 years of grooming experience. Melody's offers there services to all breeds of dogs and cats.Our services include basic grooming, dematting, and flea treatments as well.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Manomet Animal Hospital
(508) 224-2265
34 Manomet Point Rd
Plymouth, MA
 
North Plymouth Animal Hospital
(508) 747-3200
345 Court St
Plymouth, MA
 
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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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