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Love Your Pet! Sitting
(972) 741-6816
Sachse, TX
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Every Dog's Day Canine Resort & Day Spa
(972) 294-5477
8795 Preston Trace Blvd.
Frisco, TX

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Legacy Grooming
(972) 491-7321
6905 Coit Rd. #107
Plano, TX
Description
We are a family-owned and operated grooming shop. Our groomers have 15 years of experience, and are well-trained to groom all breeds of both cats and dogs. At Legacy Grooming, we are devoted to making both you and your pet feel comfortable, with the best possible grooming results!

Classy K9 Cuts
(972) 618-4085
3020 Legacy Dr #260
Plano, TX
Description
All breed grooming ,excellent scissoring,handstripping,or just plane old mutt cuts.Express service and great staff.

Plano's 4 Paws Inn
(972) 964-5431
3309 Coit Road #110
Plano, TX
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Grooming/Boarding/Daycare facility in the heart of Plano. AirConditioned indoor facility. Our staff treats your dogs like their own. Family owned and operated. Grooming available Mon-Sat by appointment.

Personable Pet Care
(469) 252-4780
Frisco, TX
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Waggin Tails Daycare
(972) 398-6008
1151 W. Parker Rd #207
Plano, TX
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The grooming shop in Waggin' Tails daycare is a relaxed "day at the spa" for your dog. Dogs are never left all day in a cage. They always have cool fresh water, a soft place to rest and toys. The dogs feel safe and comfortable. Groomer Jean Kelly graduated from the Texas All Breed Grooming School. Special needs dogs are given extra care and kindness.

Bentley's Dog Wash and Fine Grooming Spa
(972) 964-9274
3013 W. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX
Description
Our experienced pet stylist has a gentle touch and works with owners to ensure their pet is properly groomed to their satisfaction. Our goal is for your pet to have a plesant experience at Bentley's Grooming Spa. Full grooming services include hand scissoring, show styling,blueberry facials, and mineral treatments. Potty breaks make a stress-free environment. We provide a clean, fun, and relaxing atmosphere for yourpal. Tues-Sat 8:30am-5:30pm Call 972 964-9274 for appt.

Pet Palace
(972) 208-3530
7200 Independence Pkwy #220
Plano, TX
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All breed grooming service that has been serving the Plano area for over 30 years. Gentle, highest quality dog and cat grooming in Collin County. All groomers are very experienced and have been with Pet Palace for a very long time.

Dirty Dawgz
(972) 612-6717
4801 W. Park Blvd Suite 421
Plano, TX
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Our award winning pet stylists have a gentle touch and we work with you to ensure their pet is properly groomed to your satisfaction. Our goal is for your pet to have a pleasant experience at Dirty Dawgz. Full grooming services include hand scissoring, show styling, blueberry facials, and mineral treatments. Potty breaks make a stress-free environment. We provide a clean, fun, and relaxing atmosphere for your best friend.

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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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