Farriers Richland WA
The K-9 Cottage
1714 Gaillard Pl.
The K-9 Cottage offers a loving and gentle grooming experience for your pet. Grooming is by appointment only, and most pets are in and out in about an hour and a half. Owner, Karla Snyder, has over 30 years styling experience including show grooming. All small dogs (under 35#) are welcome and will receive the personalized care and attention they deserve. The K-9 Cottage is open Tuesday-Saturday.
Purrcision Pooch Salon & Spa, LLP
1257 Guyer Avenue #A
At Purrcision Pooch you will find a calm and relaxing atmosphere for your pet. A place where your dog or cat will be treated with warm-hearted care. We offer Purrcision grooming with all natural shampoos and conditioners. Open 7 days a week by appointment . We offer appointments as early as 7:00am and as late as 6:00pm. Call for availability. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Richland Animal Hospital
2666 Van Giesen St
4546 W Van Giesen St
2927 Queensgate Dr
248 Williams Blvd.
Deborah "Tyny" Tynan has more than 15 years experience working with dogs and cats and can provide a comfortable, safe, and positive experience for your pet. Aunt Tyny's is a pesticide free, "green" shop that caters to the holistic health of your best friend. Grooming appointments are available Tuesday through Sunday, 8 am to 4 pm.Tyny is always availble for "special needs" appointments, such as rescue dogs, seniors & behavioral issues. No pet is turned away without an evaluation.
905 A Babs Ave
Benton City, WA
Pets receive individual care at All-Pet Grooming. We offer experienced grooming by Dawn Young, owner, and graduate of Tara Lara School of Canine Hair Design. We love grooming dogs and specialize in cats. We offer complete groomings at a resonable price. We hope to hear from you! By appointment only.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred
Michelle'S Grooming Salon & Boutique
1401 Goethals Dr
D O G Grooming
1650 Mowry Sq
Desert Vet Clinic Inc Ps
42 Goethals Dr
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.
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. GOOD 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.
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.
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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