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Pretty Paws Pet Salon llc
(304) 864-5620
11443 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Masontown, WV
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We are Preston County's Number one pet salon. We love each pet who comes into our salon, and treat them all as if they are our own. Our shop is very personal and we like to give each pet a personal touch. We welcome you to our salon and be sure to check out our website for our appointment hours and prices.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Nans Pet Palace
(724) 438-2334
1335 Connellsville Rd
Lemont Furnace, PA

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Herbie's Pampered Paws Inc
(724) 434-1160
PO Box 214
Chalk Hill, PA

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Faithful Friends Pet Sitting Service, Inc.
(412) 330-0050
Glenshaw, PA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Lebanon Valley Pet Sitting
(717) 274-8609
Lebanon, PA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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PetSmart
(724) 437-0565
116 MATTHEW DR
UNIONTOWN, PA

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Happy Paws Grooming Salon
(724) 564-1088
1622 Georges Fairchance Rd
Smithfield, PA

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At Your Service Mobile Pet Grooming
(215) 369-5269
15 Canal Street
Yardley, PA
 
Pet Passions Sitting Services, LLC.
(570) 992-6224
Stroudsburg, PA
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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The Critter Sitter and Grooming
(717) 593-0186
Greencastle, PA
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, 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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