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Shampoochie Pet Grooming Salon
(814) 392-6908
8767 Perry Hwy
Erie, PA
Grooming all breeds. Member of the National Dog Groomers Assocation.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

My Best Friends Grooming & Bakery
(814) 866-1579
3726 Peach St
Erie, PA
Pawsability Boarding & Grooming
(814) 899-6941
5063 Buffalo Rd
Erie, PA
Wintergreen Animal Hospital
(814) 580-5587
9021 Wattsburg Rd
Erie, PA
Dog House Pet Grooming
(814) 836-9319
3436 1/2 W Lake Rd
Erie, PA

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Classy Canine Grooming
(814) 454-2010
1025 Weschler Ave
Erie, PA
Something To Bark About Dog Grooming
(814) 899-1982
3523 Buffalo Rd
Erie, PA
(814) 866-6821

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Dog House Pet Grooming
(814) 836-9319
3436 W Lake Rd
Erie, PA
Pampered Pets Unlimited
(814) 833-0712
3311 W 26th St
Erie, PA

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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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