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Two Heart's Pet Salon
(785) 582-5264
Two Heart's Pet Salon
Silver Lake, KS
Description
All breeds and sizes welcome. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments preferred. 20 years professional grooming experience. Your pet is welcome to stay all day, but not necessary. We offer free toenail trims, no appt. necessary. Treats, leashes, collars, shampoos and more are also available. Pets are family members; we look forward to meeting you and your furry kids. Please stop in for a visit today.

PetSmart
(785) 272-3323
2020 SW Westport Dr
TOPEKA, KS

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Happy Tails Pet Salon
(785) 783-2375
529 Sw Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS
 
Animal House Grooming
(785) 273-5151
4007 Sw 21st St
Topeka, KS
 
A B C Pet Styling
(785) 234-4340
2125 Se California Ave
Topeka, KS
 
Ritzy Rascals Pet Resort
(785) 665-7570
2115 E. 149th St
Carbondale, KS
Description
Ritzy Rascals Pet Resort is a home-based grooming and boarding facility. Barbara, the groomer has 14 years experience grooming professionally and we pride ourselves on being one of the very best grooming and boarding establishments in our area.
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Canine Classics Dog Grooming
(785) 272-4567
1719 1/2 Sw Gage Blvd
Topeka, KS
 
Pampered Pets Grooming
(785) 357-5297
2609 Sw 17th St
Topeka, KS
 
Pets Image Salon
(785) 228-9444
732 Sw Gage Blvd
Topeka, KS
 
Christal Canine Creations
(785) 234-6855
516 SE 29th St Ste 104
Topeka, KS

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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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