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Professional Pet Grooming
(276) 628-9213
469 Palmer Street
Abingdon, VA
Description
Groomer and owner, Joan Hall, demonstrates her patience, kindness and love to all pets. With 11 years of grooming experience Joan has mastered the positive art of the pets visit to the grooming salon. The shop has an atmosphere ofhome away from homegiving the dogs a feeling of comfort. Professional Pet Grooming, located in Abingdon, VA, is a full service salon.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Kut & Fluff Pet Grooming
(276) 669-4430
16078 Lee Hwy
Bristol, VA

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Church Hill Pet Hospital
(423) 378-4443
3407 Memorial Blvd
Kingsport, TN
 
Cherry Point Animal Hospital
(423) 279-9996
101 Island Rd
Kingsport, TN
 
Precious Paws Pet Grooming
(423) 542-3846
1216 Bristol Hwy
Elizabethton, TN

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Abingdon Pet Grooming
(276) 676-3282
223 Preston St.
Abingdon, VA
Description
Abingdon Pet Grooming works to achieve the highest industry standards in the care and grooming of pets. Our mission is to groom every pet in the most humane way possible so each one is comfortable and safe while being groomed. We also work with the pet owner to achieve the most desired style for the pet and it's owner. This may be to enhance the breed standards or to customize an individual style for the pet.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Professional Pet Grooming
(276) 628-9213
789 W Main St Ste 2
Abingdon, VA

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Best Friends
(423) 245-3199
3405 Memorial Blvd
Kingsport, TN
 
Hair Of The Dog
(423) 543-5743
1780 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN

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Affectionate Pet Care
(703) 250-5233
Fairfax, VA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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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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