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The Modern Dog Grooming, LLC
(575) 921-3674
49 McDonald Road
Alamogordo, NM
Description
We offer professional dog grooming in a fun, relaxed environment. Our shop is located inside Cottonwood Pet Resort, a premier boarding facility located in Alamogordo, NM.

Waggin' Tails Boarding and Grooming
(575) 434-1522
197 Country Lane
Alamogordo, NM
Description
Ann Housler, owner, is your groomer and kennel owner. She has 15+ years of experience in the business and has also worked in a veterinary clinic as a technician for 7 years. We offer quality grooming and boarding services to cats and dogs. We are open daily. We offer delivery services, and we also offer free nail trims as a walk-in service. Call for more information.

'Happy Meows'
(505) 508-5753
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pin Up Pups Pet Salon
(505) 884-0545
3228 San Mateo NE
Albuquerque, NM

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Beck 'n Coll Pet Services
(505) 294-5004
9308 Susan Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM
Description
A full service salon and kennel offering dog grooming, daycare and boarding services by skilled professionals. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes nails and dewclaw trimming, then bathed with the appropriate shampoo for your particular dogs coat. We offer pickup and delivery services of your pet. Open 7 days per week.

The Modern Dog Grooming LLC
(575) 021-3674
40 McDonald Road
Alamogordo, NM
Description
We offer professional dog grooming in a fun, relaxed environment. Our shop is located inside Cottonwood Pet Resort, a premier boarding facility.

High Rolls Pet Grooming
(505) 682-1371
27 Terrace Circle
High Rolls Mountain Park, NM
Description
We are a small family owned shop with 19 years grooming experience. We take a limited number of pets at a time, and are better able to give individual attention. Summer residents and vacationers welcome. Please call for appointment.

Fetch! Pet Care of East Albuquerque
(866) 338-2463
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Bath Brush and Beyond Pet Spa
(505) 345-4386
3848 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM

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The Modern Dog Grooming, LLC
(575) 921-3674
49 McDonald Road
Alamogordo, NM
Description
We offer professional dog grooming in a fun, relaxed environment. Our shop is located inside Cottonwood Pet Resort, a premier boarding facility located in Alamogordo, NM.

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Safe Twitching

Written by Melissa Cassutt

There are three basic types of restraint that can be effective during an emergency: location restraint, physical restraint and chemical restraint.  Colorado veterinarian Ruth Sorensen discusses different techniques of twitching, a form of physical restraint that can help control your horse as you address an emergency.

In part two, Sorensen explains how to properly apply three different types of hobbles. Our series on emergency restraint techniques concludes with an article on different types of location restraint, chemical restraint, and special techniques to restrain a foal, mule or donkey.
Safe Twitching

There are two areas on a horse that can be effectively and humanely twitched—the neck and the nose. Vulnerable anatomy, such as ears, joints or genitals should never be used for restraint. Besides being illegal in some states, ear twitches can cause permanent damage and may actually provoke aggression in some horses.

There are a few situations in which a twitch should not be used. These include if a horse is:

• Thrashing. To ensure the safety of the horse and the handler, a horse that is thrashing (as is often the case with a bad colic) should not be twitched or restrained with any other technique.

• Hurt in the area to be twitched. This may sound obvious, but it still deserves to be noted. Do not apply a twitch to an injured area, such as a sunburned muzzle or a shoulder suffering from a laceration.

• Acting up. Twitching should be used only in an emergency, and only to restrain a horse long enough to prevent further injury as the situation is being handled. Twitching should never be used as a form of discipline.

Nose twitches can be applied by hand or with a piece of equipment.
To apply a nose twitch by hand, grasp the “meaty” part of the upper lip under the nostrils, and while keeping a firm grip, twist your hand. As you hold this twitch, pulse your hand and gently massage the lip with your fingers.

As for twitching equipment, there are three basic types of nose twitches:

• Humane twitches. These metal clamps hinge at one end to squeeze the upper lip, and fasten at the opposite end with a snap. Though called humane twitches, Sorensen says they can end up causing injury by pinching or slipping loose.

• Rope-end twitches. These twitches are comprised of a long stick with a rope loop at one end. The loop is applied to the upper lip and twisted tight. As with the humane twitch, these can also have a problem with slipping.

• Chain-end twitches. These twitches are the same as a rope-end twitch, but instead of a rope loop, they have a chain loop, which provides more grip.

Whatever type of twitch you use, it’s important to stay active and aware when twitching a horse. If using your hands, “work the twitch” by pulsing your hands and massaging the area; if using a piece of equipment, gently and slowly roll the handle over and back, being careful not to loosen the twitch.

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