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K9z & Kompany, LLC
(540) 890-5878
15630 Stewartsville Road
Vinton, VA
Description
New location, 13 years experience, NDGAA certified Master groomer Also offering basic obedience training by Ntl. Certified trainer, vet references available. Special appointments available for the ill or elderly animal.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Clip & Dip Professional Dog Grooming
(540) 721-2921
3414 Brambleton Ave
Roanoke, VA
 
Animal Medical Associates Inc
(540) 343-0193
410 Carver Ave Ne
Roanoke, VA
 
North Roanoke Animal Hospital
(540) 563-8041
5200 Peters Creek Rd
Roanoke, VA
 
Petsmart
(540) 362-2994
4749 Valley View Blvd Nw
Roanoke, VA
 
Brandon Animal Hospital
(540) 345-8486
3403 Brandon Ave Sw
Roanoke, VA
 
Tina's Grooming Service
(540) 992-3643
271 British Woods Dr
Roanoke, VA
 
PetSmart
(540) 362-2994
4749 VALLEY VIEW BLVD NW
ROANOKE, VA

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Pet City
(540) 366-7010
5319 Williamson Rd
Roanoke, VA
 
Southern Hills Animal Hospital
(540) 343-4155
3827 Hite St Sw
Roanoke, VA
 
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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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