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C-U Pet Sitting Service (CUPSS)
(217) 352-4709
Champaign, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Hap-E-Dog Bath Haus LLC
217-893-DOGS (3647)
1712C E. Grove Ave
Rantoul, IL
Description
Full service salon offering dog grooming by skilled professionals. Your dogs will be treated like our own four legged kids, which includes nails and dewclaw trimming , then shampoo and conditioner treatment. We also have two Do-it-yourself bay's, for bathing your own dogs, we supply everything you need. Pickup and delivery for locals. Open Tuesday - Saturday 8am-5pm

Pet Pro Grooming
(217) 355-5051
1815 W Kirby Ave
Champaign, IL
 
Countryview Animal Clinic
(217) 689-0707
2619 W Springfield Ave
Champaign, IL
 
Bark Avenue Canine Coiffures
(217) 398-9150
2909 Crestridge Dr
Champaign, IL
 
Tangled Knot Grooming
(217) 328-0822
804 1/2 E. Main Street
Urbana, IL
Description
Full service salon. Certified groomer with over 15 years of experience. Specialize in small breed styling. All natural shampoos and conditioners.

Leisure Time Pet & Hobby Inc
(217) 352-4007
807 N Mattis Ave
Champaign, IL
 
Pet Pro
(217) 355-5051
1815 W Kirby Ave
Champaign, IL
 
Danalyn's VIP Grooming
(217) 766-0667
509 Bloomington Road
Champaign, IL
 
PetSmart
(217) 351-9244
2017 N Prospect Ave
CHAMPAIGN, IL

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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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