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Peiffer Paws Pet Ggrooming
(319) 845-5010
320-1 1st Ave. West
Walford, IA
Description
Joan Peiffer is the owner and groomer at Peiffer Paws Pet Grooming. She groomed for a Vetrinarian in Cedar Rapids for 23 years and taught Pet Grooming for 4 years at Kirkwood Community College and Is now on her own. Her goal is to create a loving, calm atmosphere so the pets will enjoy their time at her shop. Peiffer Paws is a full service shop, bath, cut, nail,ears and a bow or bandanna. Open Monday-Friday

Animal Care Hospital
(319) 378-9000
1146 Blairs Ferry Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Frey Pet Hospital
(319) 364-7149
1823 16th Ave Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
PetSmart
(319) 447-2509
4810 FIRST AVENUE NE
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

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Petsitting Plus
(319) 235-9020
Waterloo, IA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Family Pet Hospital
(319) 365-7111
1101 J Ave Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Edgewood Animal Hospital
(319) 396-5888
3434 Midway Dr. N.W.
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Bev'S Mobile Pet Grooming
(319) 363-7483
2303 2nd St Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Pet Studio
(319) 377-1809
1833 7th Ave
Marion, IA

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Pampered Pets
(319) 266-4946
Cedar Falls, IA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, 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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