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Paradise Pet Resort & Spa
(256) 772-1197
128 Cleghorn Blvd.
Madison, AL
Description
Suite-Style boarding for dogs and cats, grooming, spa treatments, dog daycare, pet parties, training and pet boutique.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred

Osborne Steven Clay
(256) 353-4339
914 Beltline Rd Sw
Decatur, AL
 
PetSmart
(256) 301-4519
1241 Point Mallard Pkwy Se Ste 205
Decatur, AL
 
Touch Of New York Dog Grooming
(256) 355-4866
1825 Bassett Ave Se
Decatur, AL
 
Petco
(256) 350-2473
1605 Beltline Rd Sw
Decatur, AL
 
Goldilocks Pet Grooming
(256) 864-0039
7535- A Wall Triana Hwy
Madison, AL
Description
Professional all breed pet grooming, including toe nails, exp A/G, Hydro-massage bath, grooming, styling, and aromatherapy for the pets. Over 15 years exp. in Professional Pet Care. We participate in grooming seminars and continuing education every year to better serve our customers and their precious pets. " Only The Best For Your Pet "
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Brannons Groom Room & Boarding
(256) 306-9911
1614 4th Ave SE
Decatur, AL
 
Dishman Animal Clinic PC
(256) 340-9323
2505 Danville Rd SW
Decatur, AL
 
Ashwander Animal Clinic
(256) 353-2435
2001 6th Ave Se
Decatur, AL
 
PetSmart
(256) 301-4519
1241 POINT MALLARD PKWY
DECATUR, AL

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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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