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Bonnie's Dog Grooming
(251) 865-6116
11288 Potter Tract Road
Grand Bay, AL
Description
Established in 1987 in Grand Bay AL and grooming small breeds since 2000 Specializing in poodles, which I show. I work by appointment only so that each client receives special attention. Normally available Monday through Friday daytime hours.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Bark's & Bubbles
(251) 478-8555
2502 Old Shell Rd
Mobile, AL

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Old Shell Rd Small Animal Hospital
(251) 272-3804
2658 Old Shell Rd
Mobile, AL
 
Bit & Spur Animal Hospital
(251) 344-0871
120 S. University Blvd.
Mobile, AL
 
PetSmart
(251) 343-2227
3980 J AIRPORT BLVD
MOBILE, AL

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Scott'S Animal Grooming
(251) 479-1848
216 E I65 Service Rd N
Mobile, AL
 
C & S Pet Grooming
(251) 478-8622
3258 Old Shell Rd
Mobile, AL

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Lola Bell'S Pet Grooming Llc
(251) 232-4754
9 S Florida St
Mobile, AL
 
Animal House Pet Grooming
(251) 343-9071
5466 Old Shell Rd
Mobile, AL
 
Adorable Do's Pet Grooming
(251) 661-2133
6305 Cottage Hill Rd Ste D
Mobile, AL

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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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