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Pampered Paws Pet Grooming
(334) 221-9933
109 Ready St.
Wetumpka, AL
Description
Professional Grooming with over 30 years experience. Let your pet enjoy it's own Spa Day Convenient Hours and Location. We offer one on one attention with the latest in grooming products and services.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Dixie Liebling Pet Salon
(334) 514-0566
4039 U.S. HWY 231
Wetumpka, AL
Description
Here your pet will be pampered and babied ,given the very best care and love. We provide full service grooming and boarding. From Hand scissoring and sculpting and show clips. All grooms include bath, nails glands expressed and ears cleaned. From Cats and dogs to all kinds of pets(if we can fit it in the door we'll groom it!)(haha) Jeannette has been grooming for 20+ years..Miranda 4 years and Nicole 2 years.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Show Grooming Services

Atlanta Highway Grooming & Pet Motel
(334) 271-3330
4701 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL
 
Velvet Pom Pom Dog Grooming
(334) 269-9977
1502 West St
Montgomery, AL

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Animal Hospital Of Montgomery
(334) 272-2200
3310 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL
 
Pampered Paws Pet Salon
(334) 730-4989
109 Ready St.
Wetumpka, AL
Description
Pampered Paws Pet Salon is a Full Service Grooming Salon for All Breeds of Dogs. We Offer a Clean Quiet & Friendly Enviroment. Our groomer Judy is a Graduate of WSPDG with over 30 Years of Pet & Show Experience. We offer Convenient Appointments, Senior Pets & Puppy Grooming is our Specialty.
Services
Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Show Grooming Services

PetSmart
(334) 285-1505
2917 LEGENDS PARKWAY
PRATTVILLE, AL

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Michelles Grooming
(334) 356-2520
2608 E 5th St
Montgomery, AL

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Goodwin Animal Hospital
(334) 279-7456
4701 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL
 
Cavanaugh Bradley Animal Hospital
(334) 269-9111
3021 Carter Hill Rd
Montgomery, AL
 
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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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