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Bark-N-Barber
(405) 377-5003
219 South Knoblock
Stillwater, OK
Description
I have been grooming for 25 years and take great pride in my work. My love for animals is what got me started grooming and what keeps me going. Your pet will be given tender loving care while here. Open Tuesday-Saturday by appt.

Bark-n-Barber
(405) 377-5003
408 West 92nd Street
Perkins, OK
Description
We at Bark-n-Barber strive to make your pets spa day as stress free as possiable. We groom your pet straight though so your pet is out in a timely manner (1 to 2 hours max) or if needed your pet can stay the day and enjoy are play yard while you go to work. Whatever works better for you. We use only soap free spa quality shampos.All pets are hand dryed no cage drying here.We are open Tuesday thru Saturday by appt.

Pretty Paws Grooming Salon
(405) 269-4297
619 E Redbud
Stillwater, OK
 
Alice'S Ark
(405) 372-0166
4212 S Western Rd
Stillwater, OK
 
Cimarron Animal Clinic
(405) 372-3200
6012 N Washington
Stillwater, OK
 
Caesarea Cattery
(405) 372-2342
5318 Spring Creek Circle W
Stillwater, OK
Description
We offer cat only grooming and specialize in persian and himalyan cats. We are located in Stillwater and serve the surrounding area. We do baths, cut nails and clip cats. We also do blow outs and especially cater to long haired cats. We also board cats and have a very nice facility for them with a outside play area.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Show Grooming Services

Pet Care Clinic
(405) 372-0963
1507 Cimarron Plz
Stillwater, OK
 
Petco
(405) 707-0590
2170 N Perkins Rd
Stillwater, OK
 
Baker Animal Clinic
(405) 372-4525
2003 N Boomer Rd
Stillwater, OK
 
Bark 'N Barber Pet Salon
(405) 377-5003
408 W 92nd St
Stillwater, OK
 

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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