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PAWSitive Reflections
(501) 982-DOGS
2121 Graham Road
Jacksonville, AR
Description
Quiet, comfortable spa atmosphere with one on one attention, low volume for shorter stays. Wednesday-Saturday by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Foster Animal Hospital
(501) 758-1220
3716 John F Kennedy Blvd
North Little Rock, AR
 
Chenal Valley Animal Hospital
(501) 821-0049
18 Rahling Cir
Little Rock, AR
 
PetSmart
(501) 945-0026
3480 LANDERS RD
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

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Briarwood Grooming Animal Hosp
(501) 716-2969
8422 Kanis Rd
Little Rock, AR
 
Interstate Animal Clinic
(501) 812-5678
5109 Warden Rd
North Little Rock, AR
 
Doggie Do's
(501) 868-3000
14104 Taylor Loop Rd
Little Rock, AR

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My Pet Grooming
(501) 771-4097
1219 W 35th St
North Little Rock, AR
 
Kiehl Ave Animal Clinic
(501) 835-8900
3911 E Kiehl Ave
North Little Rock, AR
 
Bellevue Animal Clinic
(501) 225-2444
7824 Cantrell Rd
Little Rock, AR
 
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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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