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Pawsitive Touch Grooming
(704) 473-4048
786 Bell Rd.
Kings Mountain, NC
Description
14 years of professional Training. Special shampoos for variety of skin types Special hours for your schedule Your pet will surely get the treatment and love he or she deserves.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Show Grooming Services

Cooke Kevin
(704) 739-4172
304 E King St
Kings Mountain, NC

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Brenda's Dog House
(704) 853-1738
1703 S York Rd
Gastonia, NC

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Klassy K-9 & Kitty Kuts
(828) 247-8838
113 Martin St
Bostic, NC

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Runaround Sue Pet Sitting
(828) 526-0844
Highlands, NC
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Dogtails grooming
(704) 473-4727
Dogtails Grooming
Kings Mountain, NC
Description
Home based professional grooming located in a shop building on my property. Welcoming all breeds large and small. Quality grooming with the up most care for you companion. Full grooming services include Bath, blow out, Blueberry facial, glands expressed (if possible) tooth brushing, de-shedding, clipper work, scissoring, sanitary work, nails clipped & filed, ears plucked.

Home Place Dog Grooming
(704) 864-4171
562 Archie Whitesides Rd
Gastonia, NC
 
Home Place Dog Grooming
(704) 864-4171
562 Archie Whitesides Rd
Gastonia, NC

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Companions Pet Care Services
(704) 530-7042
Denver, NC
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Noah's Ark Pet Sitting
(252) 717-3037
winterville, NC
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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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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