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Sandra Padilla Petsitter
(352) 225-6871
Gainesville, FL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Nature's Pet Day Spa
(352) 331-8681
500 NW 60th St Ste I
Gainesville, FL

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Jean'S Grooming & Pet Supplies
(352) 377-8591
1232 Nw 50th Ave
Gainesville, FL
 
Pet Grooming
(352) 380-0124
3736 Sw Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL
 
Four Paws Orlando
(321) 332-7434
Windermere, FL
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Doggie Styles Boutique, Inc
(352) 377-4555
1321 NW 6th St
Gainesville, FL
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full-service grooming, experience with rescue and special needs pets.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Aalatash Animal Hospital
(352) 332-2292
3909 Nw 97th Blvd
Gainesville, FL
 
Pet Grooming
(352) 380-0124
3736 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL

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Debi's Petsitting Service
(904) 797-0263
Saint Augustine, FL
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Pet Sitters International

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(850) 926-1016
Crawfordville, FL
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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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