Saddle Soaps Pekin IL

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Polished Pups Grooming
(309) 698-8266
1220 Beth Ct.
East Peoria, IL
Polished Pups offers grooming in our home, where we treat your pet like he is our own. We do not run them thru like an assembly line. We take time to get to know your pet and not stress them. I have worked for several vetetinarians as a tech, I am pet first aid and CPR certified, and a grooming school graduate. I've had 40 years of experience working with dogs and would love to have the chance to get to know and love your pet.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

(309) 686-1237
3309 N. Prospect
Peoria, IL
When your dog needs to look as good as you do...Stylish haircuts, hydrotherapy baths, doggie daycare and a pet boutique. Clean, spacious and fun environment. Your dog will love it! By appointment only, Tuesday thru Saturday.

The Paw Spaw
(309) 647-2598
339 N. Main St
Canton, IL
A full-service grooming salon for dogs and cats using only premium grooming products. A cage-free, one-on-one salon offering exclusive specialty services for your pet.

Cookie's Canine Care
(309) 353-2331
1901 S 2ND St
Pekin, IL

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Critter Cleaners Grooming
(309) 353-3060
343 Derby St
Pekin, IL

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You Dirty Dog
(309) 266-8813
Field Shopping Center
Morton, IL
Professional, clean, non-smoking full service grooming salon. Also offering gourment dog treats, Lupine collars & leashes, Greenies, Retro Pet.

Noah's Art Pet Spa
(309) 745-9654
209 Rosewood Drive Washington
Washington, IL
Sue is an experienced state accredited school graduate specializing in grooming small-medium dogs in a low-stress environment. Hand scissoring, pawprinting, pet photos,& gift baskets are also available. Natural, high quality skin & coat products are used on your pet. Quadruped's & Natures Specialtie's are retailed here. There is never extra fees for medicated shampoos or conditioners used on your pet. Day & eve appts. are available.
Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Deb's Grooming
(309) 369-5155
4516 NE Scenic Dr
Peoria, IL
Deb's Grooming offers a relaxed and caring enviroment. Debbie is a patient and compassionate groomer. Your dog will feel at home. Debbie has been a groomer for 26 yrs. All dogs big or small. Pickup and delivery available. Open Tues to Sat. Special appointments available also evenings. Specialinzing in long haired breeds.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Bow-Wow Boutique
(309) 346-7070
701 N 8th St
Pekin, IL

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Little Critters Pets Grooming
(309) 697-0038
200 Bolivia Ave
Peoria, IL
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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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