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Chance Encounters Pet Services
(321) 253-1533
Melbourne, FL
Services
Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Doggie Do's
(321) 733-6611
2901-G Palm Bay Rd NE
Palm Bay, FL
Description
Grooming, training, doggie daycare and canine massage therapy all in one convenient location.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Canine Design
(772) 581-8585
741 Sebastian Blvd
Sebastian, FL

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Vca Village Animal Hospital
(321) 725-9770
1340 Palm Bay Rd Ne Ste 4
Palm Bay, FL
 
Goin To The Dogs One Hour Grooming
(321) 724-8669
1522 Main St Ne
Palm Bay, FL
 
Happy Paws
(321) 956-6006
2539 Palm Bay Rd. NE
Palm Bay, FL
Description
A professional,full service grooming facility with 24 years of experience. From a simple bath to a full cut large breed we offer it all. We want your dogs grooming experience to be the best it can possibly be.Your dog is a important member of our family and rest assured,that we will treat your dog as part of ours with all the love and respect that it deserves. we offer pick up and delivery services if needed.
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Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Happy Paws Professional Grooming
(321) 956-6006
2539 Palm Bay Rd. N.E. Suite 7
Palm Bay, FL
Description
Full service grooming facility with over 24 years of experience. Grooming all breeds of dogs and cats. The cleanest, most professional grooming facility in Palm Bay.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs,Special Care Appointments ,Hand Stripping Services,Cat Grooming Services,Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services,Exotic Animal Grooming Services,Pet Pickup and Delivery,Pet Sitting Services,Pet Daycare Services,Vet Referred,Show Grooming Services

Dog Patch Usa
(321) 722-1313
6050 Babcock St SE
Palm Bay, FL

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Teri'S Grooming Studio
(321) 733-7802
2200 Port Malabar Blvd Ne Ste 3
Palm Bay, FL
 
Suds & Scissors
(321) 676-0734
4711 Babcock St NE Ste 5A
Palm Bay, FL

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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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