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All Breed Dog& Cat Grooming
(207) 772-1462
71 LONGWOOD DR
Portland, ME

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Spoiled Rotten
(207) 929-3935
489 Cape Rd
Hollis Center, ME
Description
The grooming is done by our Master Groomer Tracey Benson. Tracey has been working with pets for 25 plus years To help relax your pet Tracey has created a stress free enviroment and uses positive handling techniques. Our hours are by appointment only. We also offer pet portaits for those who are interested. Pet portaits make excellent gifts.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services

Planet Dog Pet Grooming
(207) 347-5139
211 Marginal Way
Portland, ME
 
Casco Bay Veterinary Hospital
(207) 761-8033
1041 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME
 
Forest Avenue Center for Pet Care
(207) 797-4840
973 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
 
All Breed Dog & Cat grooming
207-772-11462
71 Longwood dr
Portland, ME
Description
Grooming is done in my home ,in a quiet atmosphere,,dogs do not have to be left all day. I have been in business since 1966.references available upon request.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic
(207) 772-3385
192 Brackett St
Portland, ME
 
Crosswind Kennels
(207) 582-9255
E Pittston
Portland, ME
 
Portland Dog Wash
(207) 797-7082
981 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
 
Animal Emergency Clinic
(207) 878-3121
739 Warren Ave
Portland, ME
 
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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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