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Puppy Love Dog Salon, LLC
(816) 232-7877
3811 Faraon Street
Saint Joseph, MO
Description
Our professional groomer/owner, Amelia Margulies, is a committed pet lover who offers top knotch service. With 10 years experience in the grooming and dog industry she has now opened her dream salon. We are a small breed grooming salon. We offer a array of wonderful services to your pet. Open Tuesday-Saturday

Animal House Pet Salon
(816) 238-1266
3421 S 11th Street Rd
Saint Joseph, MO
 
Petco
(816) 233-3082
5201 N Belt Hwy Ste D
Saint Joseph, MO
 
Countryside Animal Clinic
(816) 233-2005
5025 Frederick Ave
Saint Joseph, MO
 
Puppy Love Dog Salon Llc
(816) 232-7877
3811 Faraon St
St Joseph, MO

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Adorable Pets Grooming Salon
(816) 364-5683
3302 Mitchell Ave
Saint Joseph, MO
 
All Creatures Animal Hospital
(816) 279-0837
3506 Messanie St
Saint Joseph, MO
 
Just For Pets
(816) 279-5566
3605 Beck Rd
Saint Joseph, MO
 
East Hills Animal Clinic PC
(816) 279-0003
715 N Belt Hwy
Saint Joseph, MO
 
Twin Pines Animal Clinic Inc
(816) 364-1089
20994 State Rt K
Saint Joseph, MO
 
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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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