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Whispering Pines Grooming & Boarding
(334) 691-3309
2087 Dyras Rd
Cottonwood, AL
Description
full service grooming and boarding salon. We use certified groomers only. We have open spacious indoor outdooe runs. We have 24 hour on site supervision for all boarding animals.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Linda'S Pet Grooming
(334) 793-5856
4236 Fortner St
Dothan, AL
 
PetSmart
(334) 678-1288
3500 ROSS CLARK CIRCLE
DOTHAN, AL

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Kimkats Pet Grooming
(334) 671-9930
2560 Omussee Rd
Dothan, AL
 
Susan's Dog Grooming
(334) 792-8737
2261 S Oates St
Dothan, AL

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Grooming Room
(334) 793-7087
857 Honeysuckle Rd
Dothan, AL
 
For Paws Only Pet Resort Inc
(334) 692-5700
7414 W Main St
Dothan, AL
 
Dog Daze Dog Grooming
(334) 793-7409
197 Kelley Dr Ste 2
Dothan, AL
 
Preppy Pets
(334) 793-5170
679 S Oates St
Dothan, AL
 
Susans Dog Grooming & Boarding
(334) 792-8737
2261 S Oates St
Dothan, 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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