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Shear Pawfection LLC
(515) 279-7297
517 Maple Street
West Des Moines, IA
Description
Full service pet styling, Upscale salon, spa, retail. Dogs and cats welcome, Do-It-Yourself, pick-up & delivery available. Open Monday thru Saturday by appointment, walk-ins & same day apppts can sometimes be accomodated.

Shear Pawfection
(515) 279-7297
517 Maple Street
West Des Moines, IA
Description
The salon for pets in Historic Valley Junction. This salon offers full service pet styling for dogs & cats, Do-It-Yourself Pet Spa Wash, pick-up & delivery with many extras. Open Monday - Saturday by appointment.

Family Pet Veterinary Center
(515) 993-9224
1215 Prospect Ave.
West Des Moines, IA
 
Metro Cat Hospital Of Des Moines
(515) 221-9313
2900 University Ave Ste F5
West Des Moines, IA
 
PetSmart
(515) 221-2295
11101 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
CLIVE, IA

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small dog grooming
(515) 277-9513
1160 20th Street
West Des Moines, IA
Description
With 35 years of grooming experience, I offer exceptional professional quality grooming, specializing in the needs of small dogs, (under 20 pounds). Dogs appreciate the peaceful, loving environment. Conveniently located 3 blocks off I-235 in a beautiful West Des Moines neighborhood.

It's a Dogs Life in Iowa
(515) 724-9292
2712 Douglas Ave
Des Moines, IA
Description
It's a DOG's Life in Iowa is a full service pet grooming salon. I provide an excellent standard of care for dogs/cats & pet parents! I specialize in senior pets/special cases (recues). Every pet is treated as if they were one of my very own. I (Lisa) have kids of own and know how important it is that you as the pet parent have a special relationship with me.

The Fleming Animal Clinic At Countryside Village
(515) 221-9045
1903 Ep True Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA
 
Premiere Pets
(515) 226-0809
1751 28th St
West Des Moines, IA
 
Petco
(515) 223-8580
6805 Mills Civic Pkwy Ste 140
West Des Moines, IA
 
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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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