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Claws & Paws
(205) 330-9918
2801 Lurleen B Wallace Blvd
Northport, AL
Description
Pet grooming and pet boarding service covering Northport and Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

All About Pets
(205) 750-0099
700 61st St Ste 1
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Jonathans Pet Grooming
(205) 758-7088
1419 Mcfarland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Best Friends Pet Grooming
(205) 553-7060
2512 10th St E
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Mclendon Animal Clinic
(205) 553-8306
1525 University Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Dog-Gone Fancy
(205) 333-3630
3817 McFarland Blvd
Northport, AL
Description
Members of the International Society of Canine Cosmetologist, and certified groomers we combined twenty years experience. We offer a smoke free, and clean environment. All breeds, ages, and sizes welcome! Will groom cats and ferrets too, as well as trim the nails of rabbits and guinea pigs. Services offered include spa body wraps, facials, sugar scrubs, flea treatments and medicated baths.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services

Happy Dog Grooming
(205) 752-2606
514 Bear Creek Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Teresa'S Pet Grooming
(205) 556-3270
3700 University Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Beautify The Beast Pet Salon
(205) 556-6761
1701 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Indian Hills Animal Clinic & Pet Hotel
(205) 345-1231
200 Mcfarland Cir N
Tuscaloosa, AL
 

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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