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Bark, Bath 'n Beyond
(508) 341-8387
35 West Street
Douglas, MA

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The Dog Wash Boutique
(508) 248-5490
31A Southbridge Rd
Charlton, MA
Description
All breed grooming also cats. $5.00 OFF first visit. Call The Dog Wash to schedule your next pet grooming today.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Cedarwood Kennels
(508) 864-6519
114 S. Spencer Rd.
Spencer, MA
Description
I am a professional pet groomer. Formally of the Village Dog Shoope Worcester. I became a groomer because of my love for animals and enjoy sharing that love through grooming. My goal is to create, elegant,will balence dog. I offer complete custom grooming for poodles, terriers, toy breeds and mixes weighing up to 40 lbs.I will also groom Cats. Grooming hours are by appointment: 508- 864-6519
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Vet Referred

Waggin' Tails Dog Salon
(774) 276-9307
37 Linda Avenue
Millbury, MA
Description
Our dog groomer and owner, Morgan Lee, is a committed pet lover who endeavors to provide a friendly and enjoyable environment catering to all of your dog grooming needs.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Winterhill Kennel
(508) 867-6929
76 Birch Hill Rd
West Brookfield, MA

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No Place Like Home Mobile Grooming and Pet Sitting Services
(413) 277-9887
72 Coffey Hill Rd
Ware, MA

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Precious Furs Pet Resort, LLC.
(508) 987-2927
13 Lovett Road
Oxford, MA
Description
Full service grooming of all breeds of dogs and cats by a National Certified Master Groomer.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Show Grooming Services

The Pet Parlour
(508) 885-2052
67 Maple St.
Spencer, MA
Description
The Pet Parlour is owned and operated by Lori Bastardo. We are by appointment only and schedule Tuesday through Friday. The price of the groom varies by breed. The price includes nail trimming/grinding, ear cleaning/plucking, Spa quality shampoo and conditioner, blow dry and hair cut or neatening.
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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, Pet Sitting Services

Bark & Bubbles
(508) 347-3773
562 Main St
Fiskdale, MA

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Laurie's Dog Grooming
(508) 476-1130
15 Franklin St
Douglas, 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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