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Cindy's Dog Grooming
(316) 689-8200
4904 E. Central Ave
Wichita, KS
Full Service Dog Grooming with flexible hours monday thru saturday. Walk-ins welcome. Medicated baths avail. One-on-One service.

One Stop Pet Shop
(316) 529-1368
1010 W 31st St S
Wichita, KS
(316) 612-1400
11330 E Central Ave
Wichita, KS

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Indian Hills Animal Clinics
(316) 942-3900
3223 W 13th St
Wichita, KS
(316) 944-0470

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Dawnte's Pet Grooming Salon
(316) 305-5170
3837 W. Douglas
Wichita, KS
Owner Dawnte DeWitt has many yrs experience in Grooming, training, handling, & competing in dog shows. Utilizing the techniques described by Cesar Milan, we offer full service, compassionate professional, expert grooming in a personalized, quiet, non-smoking atmosphere. With 18yrs exp. mostly in Vet clinics and great attention to detail it's a Salon where Quality Shows!

Doggie Diner & Pet Pantry
(316) 522-9030
3137 S Mount Carmel St
Wichita, KS

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Animal House Pets & Supplies
(316) 722-3800
3447 E Murdock St
Wichita, KS
(316) 630-8026

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All Creatures vet Hospital
(316) 869-0309
8414 W 13th St N
Wichita, KS
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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."


Saddle soap
Bucket of warm water
Nylon-bristle brush
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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