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Pete's Pets
(501) 337-5200
230 East Highland
Malvern, AR
Description
We are a full service salon specializing in small breed dog grooming. Open Tuesday-Saturday.

PetSmart
(501) 225-8863
11500 FINANCIAL CENTER PKWY
LITTLE ROCK, AR

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Asher Animal Clinic
(501) 562-0650
6311 Colonel Glenn Rd
Little Rock, AR
 
Bellevue Animal Clinic
(501) 225-2444
7824 Cantrell Rd
Little Rock, AR
 
Angela's Grooming
(501) 888-3647
20210 Arch St
Little Rock, AR
 
PetSmart
(501) 225-8863
11500 Financial Centre Pkwy
Little Rock, AR
 
Briarwood Grooming Animal Hosp
(501) 716-2969
8422 Kanis Rd
Little Rock, AR
 
Cantrell Animal Clinic
(501) 225-2868
7703 "T" Street
Little Rock, AR
 
East End Animal Care
(501) 888-3504
20224 Arch St
Little Rock, AR
 
Stable People, LLC
(479) 713-9287
Fayetteville, AR
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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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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