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Lucky Hooves & Paws Pet Sitting
(540) 253-5239
The Plains, VA
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Middleburg Humane Grooming Salon
(540) 364-4766
4094 Whiting Road
Marshall, VA
The Middleburg Humane Foundation's brand new grooming salon opened in 2007. Our groomer, Samantha Carroll, has always been a natural in clipping and cleaning the shelter animals, and recently worked with seasoned groomers to learn the tricks of the trade! Funds raised through the grooming salon will directly benefit the shelter. Open Tues., Fri. and Sat. Please call for an appointment.
Grooms most/all breeds of Dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

(571) 248-4300

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Goin' To The Dogs Mobile Grooming
(703) 830-6032
5812 Waterdale Ct
Centreville, VA
Centreville Square Animal Hospital
(571) 312-9385
14215-L Centerville Square
Centreville, VA
Total Animal Care LLC Since 1998
(703) 609-2929
Haymarket, VA
Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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4 Paw Spa
(703) 530-6261
9181 Cascade Falls Drive
Bristow, VA
Spa Service Packages Include: Pawdicures Bath & Brush Spa Service Package Full Spa Service Package Premium Spa Service Package
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

(703) 396-8631

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Happy Tails Pet Care
(703) 830-7760
13826 Braddock Rd Ste H
Centreville, VA
Yeppi Pet Grooming
(703) 815-1166
14200 Centreville Sq
Centreville, VA
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Shoe for Rough Ground


These four tips will help ensure your horse remains steady and sound over rocky terrain.

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

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

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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