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PAWSitive Reflections
(501) 982-DOGS
2121 Graham Road
Jacksonville, AR
Description
Quiet, comfortable spa atmosphere with one on one attention, low volume for shorter stays. Wednesday-Saturday by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Sandy's Pet Grooming
(501) 941-0000
801 W Main St
Cabot, AR

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Betty Jo'S Grooming
(501) 835-7362
7813 Mudge Ln
North Little Rock, AR
 
PetSmart
(501) 945-0026
3480 LANDERS RD
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

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Interstate Animal Clinic
(501) 812-5678
5109 Warden Rd
North Little Rock, AR
 
Bows & Polish
(501) 843-2961
403 S 2nd St
Cabot, AR

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Little Critters Grooming
(501) 941-7808
1212 S 2nd St, Ste 2
Cabot, AR

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Kiehl Ave Animal Clinic
(501) 835-8900
3911 E Kiehl Ave
North Little Rock, AR
 
Foster Animal Hospital
(501) 758-1220
3716 John F Kennedy Blvd
North 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
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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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