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Auntie A's Pet Sitting
(757) 814-1098
Newport News, VA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Bark at the Moon Grooming
(804) 654-9978
Gloucester
Gloucester, VA
Description
Offering free pick-up & delivery in the Gloucester, Virginia area. I do a limited number of dogs per day to provide the least stressful environment for your pet.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

PetSmart
(757) 259-1630
4900 MONTICELLO AVENUE
WILLIAMSBURG, VA

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Pet World Grooming
(757) 877-7144
14501 Warwick Blvd Ste B
Newport News, VA
 
Colony Animal Hospital
(757) 877-6464
13187 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
 
Judiths Natural Grooming Spa
(757) 229-8905
709 Monumental Ave
Williamsburg, VA
Description
Judith is the owner,groomer and stylist that has an amazing connection with dogs and cats. We offer one on one consultations and a full service salon with no cages and by appointment only.Your pet can have a choice of shampoo, conditioner,aqua message,bath, mud bath and facials. Designer Pawdicures,nail filing and pad conditioning. Every guest has available to them a deck with a view,coffee,tea and choice of music. Come and see us. Judith
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Diamonds In The Ruff
(757) 817-0655
106 Rich Road
Yorktown, VA
Description
Tracey runs a home based shop specializing in one pet at a time for a quiet, low stress grooming experience. Grooming by appointment only M-F 8am-5:30pm with special appointments after 6pm. Every effort is made to provide a safe quiet environment for your pet with very little crate or cage time. Typical stay at the shop is 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Denbigh Animal Hospital
(757) 877-8339
475 Denbigh Blvd
Newport News, VA
 
Kiln Creek Animal Care
(757) 886-1300
900 Brick Kiln Blvd
Newport News, VA
 
PetSmart
(757) 249-2007
12142 JEFFERSON AVE
NEWPORT NEWS, VA

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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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