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Bark Avenue Pet Spa and Grooming
(423) 553-1977
8126 East Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN
Description
Upscale modern pet spa providing excellent pet styling, massages, aromatherapy and more in a very clean environment. Our stylists are caring and loving individuals with the utmost knowledge of how to take care of your loving pet. Vet recommended!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Happy Tails Grooming Salon
(423) 339-5777
2251 N Ocoee St
Cleveland, TN
 
Taylor Animal Hospital
(423) 476-6551
2840 Keith St Nw
Cleveland, TN
 
Appalachian Pet Parlor
(423) 479-3858
2160 Spring Place Rd Se
Cleveland, TN
 
Community Animal Hospital
(423) 472-3252
2845 Westside Dr Nw
Cleveland, TN
 
Designer Dogs
(423) 303-0479
1300 25th St
Cleveland, TN
 
Cleveland Animal Hospital
(423) 472-1053
2260 S Lee Hwy
Cleveland, TN
 
Animal Medical Center
(423) 479-4744
3350 Henderson Ave Nw
Cleveland, TN
 
Appalachian Animal Clinic
(423) 479-4760
2160 Spring Place Rd Se
Cleveland, TN
 
Petco Animal Supplies Inc
(423) 478-9103
325 Paul Huff Pkwy Nw
Cleveland, TN
 

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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