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Danville Pet Lodge
(434) 836-1245
215 Ash Street
Danville, VA
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Boarding and grooming all breeds since 1983, the Danville Pet Lodge offers over 25 years combined experience to the care of your pet. Our groomers are both graduates of accredited schools, are knowledgeable in most areas important in assisting with the total care of your pet, and are committed to helping your pet stay healthy, happy and looking good!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available

PetSmart
(434) 792-7612
135 COLLINS DR
DANVILLE, VA

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Pretty 'N Cute Pet Grooming
(434) 728-0344
668 Arnett Blvd
Danville, VA
 
Fur-Get Me Not
(703) 933-1935
Arlington, VA
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Specialty Pet Products, Behavior Modification, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Dog Training, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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(540) 242-4712
Stafford, VA
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Tlc Pet Grooming
(434) 799-1664
536 Piney Forest Rd
Danville, VA
 
Mt Hermon Pet Grooming & Boarding
(434) 710-4576
260 Swanson Ave.
Danville, VA
 
Petco
(434) 792-4052
145 Holt Garrison Pkwy Ste E
Danville, VA
 
All Paws on Deck
(757) 620-3617
Virginia Beach, VA
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reTreat Pet Services
(703) 380-2518
Annandale, VA
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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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