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Doggie Spa & Play Care, LLC
(269) 781-2509
13416 Preston Drive
Marshall, MI

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Southside Veterinary Clinic
(269) 979-1588
5900 Capital Ave Sw
Battle Creek, MI
 
Pampered Pets Grooming
(269) 964-3760
1423 Michigan Ave E
Battle Creek, MI
 
Happy Tails Pet Resort
(269) 781-5920
17301 14 Mile Rd
Battle Creek, MI
 
Barkin' Babies
(269) 629-5722
8653 N 32ND St Ste 4B
Richland, MI

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Columbia Hospital For Animals PC LLC
(269) 968-7176
2150 W. Columbia Ave
Battle Creek, MI
 
Log Cabin Animal Hospital
(269) 965-1010
12950 Michigan Ave E
Battle Creek, MI
 
Petco
(269) 979-0230
12765 Harper Village Dr Ste 140
Battle Creek, MI
 
Galesburg Pet Grooming
(269) 665-9177
2819 N 35th St
Galesburg, MI

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Bow-Wow Boutique
(269) 385-3647
429 1/2 W Crosstown Pkwy
Kalamazoo, MI

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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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