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Cyndi's Pet Grooming
(901) 237-1898
203 Callan Cove
Marion, AR
Description
After years of experience in the veterinary field, I decided to combine my love of animals with a desire to work at home. The result was a comfortable and home-like atmosphere. The dogs are groomed any way the owner asks and all breeds are welcome.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Puppy Boutique
(901) 552-3797
6343 US Hwy 70
Bartlett, TN

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Desoto County Animal Clinic
(662) 342-4899
8330 US Highway 51 N
Southaven, MS
 
Snowden Grove Animal Hospital
(662) 536-1916
5165 Getwell Rd.
Southaven, MS
 
Greenbrook Companion Animal Hospital
(662) 342-6100
8928 Swinnea Rd
Southaven, MS
 
Hot Dawgs
(662) 349-1722
577 E Goodman Rd
Southaven, MS
Description
Hot Dawgs is an all-breed dog and cat grooming salon in Southaven, MS. The owner, Debbie Curtis, is the former owner of Paws Pet Grooming in Los Angeles for 27 years. Hot Dawgs is staffed by experienced professional groomers and gives you and your pet a clean, stress free environment. We also carry a great assortment of pet grooming supplies and treats. Open at 8am Monday thru Saturday.

PetStyles
(901) 937-5277
3025 Kirby Whitten Rd Ste 2
Bartlett, TN

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Pet Effects Grooming
(901) 680-0202
1730 S White Station Rd Ste 3
Memphis, TN

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Groomingdales Pet Salon
(662) 349-9590
975 Goodman Rd
Southaven, MS
 
Hot Dawgs
(662) 655-0886
577 Goodman Rd
Southaven, MS
 
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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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