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Happy Tails Dog Grooming
(325) 669-4442
5242 Shady Glen Lane
Abilene, TX
Description
A full service salon and daycare offering dog grooming and daily care services by skilled professionals. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes nails and dewclaw trimming, then bathed with the appropriate shampoo for your particular dogs coat. We specialize in small to medium breed dog grooming and offer pickup and delivery services of your pet.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services

Diamonds In The Ruff Pet Salon
(325) 695-2931
3174 S 19th St
Abilene, TX
 
Abilene All Pet Care
(325) 676-1417
3811 N 1st St
Abilene, TX
 
Robbie'S Boarding And Grooming
(325) 695-7441
798 S Leggett Dr
Abilene, TX
 
Mary'S Poodle Grooming
(325) 673-1026
1210 Pine St
Abilene, TX
 
Animal House Grooming
(325) 672-1550
1001 Butternut St
Abilene, TX
 
Lad's & Lassie's
(325) 695-5373
2517 Barrow St
Abilene, TX

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Dog Gone Pretty Salon
(325) 673-2284
3246 N 1st St
Abilene, TX
 
Abilene Animal Hospital
(325) 672-4744
950 N Judge Ely Blvd
Abilene, TX
 
PetSmart
(325) 692-9411
3501 CATCLAW DRIVE
ABILENE, TX

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Saddle Cleaning Tips

"Proper cleaning is perhaps the most neglected and misunderstood part of taking care of leather goods," he says. "It's also one of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your saddle. This process should take you about 30 minutes if you complete it on a regular basis, perhaps once yearly depending on frequency of use and the saddle's overall condition."

Materials:

Saddle soap
Bucket of warm water
Nylon-bristle brush
Sponge
Leather conditioner - oil- or wax-based product
Soft rag or scrap of sheepskin (available from a local saddlemaker)

Saddle-Cleaning Steps:

1. Using saddle soap, water and nylon brush, clean the saddle with just enough pressure to work up a lather on the leather. Remember to thoroughly clean areas that directly touch the horse (fenders, stirrup leathers, billets, latigos and back cinch).

2. With the sponge and water, flush clean the areas you've lathered. This process removes surface dirt and opens the leather's pores, which releases dirt that's penetrated the leather.

"Don't be afraid to use lots of water in this step," Schwarz offers. "It won't hurt the leather as long as it's allowed to dry immediately."

3. Allow the leather to dry completely.

4. Apply leather conditioner. Use a scrap of sheepskin if it's an oil-based product or your hands for a wax-based conditioner. Pay close attention to areas that contact the horse.

If the leather is particularly dry (evidenced by stiffness), use 100-percent neatsfoot oil...

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