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Carrie's Home Safe Pet Sitting Service
(724) 225-9962
Trafford, PA
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(724) 527-2231
500 Harrison Avenue
Jeannette, PA
A full service holistic spa offering grooming, spa services such as Blueberry Facials with mini face massage and Almond Exfoliating Scrub, canine massage, reiki, and canine massage workshops. All pets pampered and given individual attention. Small pets in and out in 2 hours or less! Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday by appointment. Also specializing in natural nutrition for cats & dogs. We offer frozen raw diets as well as super-premium canned and kibble.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Gentle Grooming with Donna at KT Pets
(412) 759-3249
403 Main St
Irwin, PA
Tired of Grooming Shop Assembly Lines? Visit Gentle Grooming for one on one attention, one dog at a time. Most dogs done in 2 hours or less. No cage dryers used. Premium shampoos and conditioners used on every dog. Striving to make your dog's grooming a safe and stressfree experience.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Heather's Best Dog Gone Salon
(724) 523-3454
205 Carbon St
Penn, PA

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(724) 863-1569
70 Carpenter Ln
Irwin, PA

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(724) 838-1237
1529 Parr St.
Greensburg, PA
Owner and the groomer your pet gets the same groomer all the time. Clipper Vac Clipping System, hand scissoring, nail clipping, fluff drying, flea control, show cuts. All breeds.Mon. - Sat. by appointment.
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Pampered Pet Palace
(724) 887-7300
142 Airport Road
Mount Pleasant, PA
Caring dog and cat grooming professional that also runs a boarding kennel. Certified dog obedience trainer. Open Mon - Sat. Pets get a full service groom including nails, ears and double bath with friendly service.
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(724) 327-9233
3700 William Penn Hwy
New Alexandria, PA

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(724) 925-1577
121 Post Ave Ste A
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(724) 479-3788
90 E Tennyson St
Homer City, 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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