Saddle Soaps Springfield IL

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Green Dawg Groom
(217) 787-5895
1900 Parkview Drive
Springfield, IL
Groomer and owner, Barb Hedden, has owned and groomed a variety of pets over 20 years. If you are looking for a skilled professional in a pet-friendly environment and grooming using the highest quality products and gentle handling for your dog, look no further. Nail clipping and cleaning of anal glands are part of regular pricing. Pick-up and delivery services are also available (extra). Small and medium breeds accepted. Open M-S.
Hand Stripping Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Laketown Animal Hospital
(217) 529-4211
1115 Adlai Stevenson Dr
Springfield, IL
Bubbles Of Fun Pet Grooming
(217) 528-4504
450 North St
Springfield, IL
The Groom Room
(217) 787-1414
1901 Barberry Dr
Springfield, IL
(217) 698-3091

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Judees Canine Salon
(217) 629-9507
105 N. 6th Street
Riverton, IL
A family business since 1965. We service all pets. Vet recommended. Member of ISPDGA for over 25 years. Our salon is has modern equiptment and clean, comfortable surroundings. No drugs or restraints are used in our salon. Individual attention is to your pet. Two full time groomers. Hours by appointment are Tues.-Fri, all day. Mon. & Sat. are half days. Our prices are for full service. No hidden charges.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Artistic Canine Grooming
(217) 528-8282
1724 N 20th St
Springfield, IL
Vi's Pet Palace
(217) 523-3973
2926 S Walnut St
Springfield, IL

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(217) 585-8913
1532 W Jefferson St
Springfield, IL
KK's Pet Sitting & Dog Walking
(312) 731-2160
Chicago, IL
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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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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