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Pampered Pets of Southern Maryland
(404) 925-4785
White Plains, MD
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Behavior Modification, Pet Massage, Dog Training, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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The Pet Nanny of Southern Maryland
(301) 653-5493
Mechanicsville, MD
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For My Friends Pet Spa
(571) 229-6898
600 S Washington St
Alexandria, VA
Description
We offer breed specific akc breed standard grooming, as well as mixed breed groomings as per owner requests. We welcome hand-strip and scissor clients. Our groomer, is an Award Winning, School Certified Master Groomer (Graduate of the NY School of Dog Grooming, 1991).
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Fort Hunt Animal Hospital
(703) 360-6100
1900 Elkin St
Alexandria, VA
 
Bark Avenue
(703) 360-7177
8727 Cooper Rd
Alexandria, VA

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Pet Felicity
(202) 658-8043
Waldorf, MD
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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(703) 329-1043
Alexandria, VA
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PetSmart
(301) 705-5308
3045 FESTIVAL WAY
WALDORF, MD

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(703) 780-7387
8806 Pear Tree Village Ct Ste A
Alexandria, VA

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Pet Delite
(703) 339-4331
8815 Telegraph Rd Ste B
Lorton, VA

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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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