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Paws & Claws Pet Grooming
(229) 483-0991
113 Flint Ave
Albany, GA
 
Westover Animal Hospital/Four Paws Inn
(229) 883-1618
410 N Westover Blvd
Albany, GA
 
Bush Animal Clinic
(229) 439-7073
2419 Dawson Rd
Albany, GA
 
Top Dog Pet Sitter
(678) 665-2213
Villa Rica, GA
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Catspells
(770) 337-1401
Flowery Branch, GA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
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Pet Sitters International

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Gillionville Animal Hospital
(229) 888-5911
3208 Gillionville Rd
Albany, GA
 
Pampered Pet Coiffures
(229) 435-7801
1135 W Broad Ave
Albany, GA
 
Eastside Pet Salon
(229) 435-0350
1604 E Broad Ave
Albany, GA
 
Rachel's Pawssion for Pets, LLC
(404) 314-3849
Roswell, GA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Guardian Angel Pet Sitting and Grooming, LLC
(404) 932-7378
Dallas, GA
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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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