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All God's Creatures Great and Small Grooming Salon
(828) 726-8688
2001 Hickory Blvd.
Lenoir, NC
Description
We offer lots of TLC. Grooming includes: bathing, anal glands expression, nail triming, ear plucking and cleaning. We also offer bandannas and flea dipping. Organic products only used. we also have boarding & doggie daycare. Smoke-free. All breeds. 24 yrs. experience including vet tech exp. Vet referred, boarding. Come on in and check out new building right beside Civic Center on 321.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

All My Friends Pet Grooming II
(828) 323-1116
30 21st Ave Ne
Hickory, NC
 
D Tails Pet Grooming
(828) 256-7206
3892 Section House Rd
Hickory, NC

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Mountain View Animal Hospital
(828) 495-4545
1261 Shiloh Church Rd
Hickory, NC
 
PetSmart
(828) 322-1202
1610 8th Street Cir SE
HICKORY, NC

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Paw Prints Pet Boutique
(828) 324-7811
2607 N Center St
Hickory, NC
 
Paw Tales
(828) 327-7711
2923 N Center St
Hickory, NC
 
Bethlehem Animal Hospital
(828) 495-4545
1261 Shiloh Church Rd
Hickory, NC
 
Bubbles & Bows Mobile Grooming
(828) 322-2697
2607 N Center St
Hickory, NC

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PetSmart
(828) 322-1202
1610 8th Street Dr Se
Hickory, NC
 
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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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