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All 4 Paws Pet Sitting LLC
(603) 432-4009
Derry, NH
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Sandy's Grooming Spa
(603) 642-4068
1 Happy Hollow Lane
Kingston, NH
Description
Sandy's Grooming Spa has been owned and opperated by Sandra Seaman since 1983. I am dedicated to helping and caring for pets with a loving hand, never heavy or harsh. I also try to educated owners in the care of thier beloved pets. I have an associates degree in Canine Science and attend many continuing Educational Seminars.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Bow-WOW Dog Grooming
(978) 432-1015
95 Leslie Road
Rowley, MA
Description
A Clip, A Kiss and a Cuddle. Luxury dog grooming at affordable prices. All natural shampoos. No crate drying. All breeds. Certified Canine Cosmetologist. Animal CPR certified.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

The Posh Paw Grooming Salon
(978) 373-3768
1111 Broadway
Haverhill, MA
Description
Complete professional pet grooming. all breeds of dogs & cats. Quiet atmosphere. Sundays hours available. By appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

GroomTown Pet Boutique & Spa
(978) 689-Paws
137 Main Street
North Andover, MA
Description
Lisa Medeiros, owner of GroomTown is a certified and award winning groomer with over 13 years experience. GroomTown is a full Service Salon that caters to dogs, cats and birds of all breeds and sizes. Open Tuesday Thru Saturday, Evenings are available by appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Show Grooming Services

Wellspring Pet Grooming
(978) 504-9930
277 Main Street
West Newbury, MA
Description
We love dogs and cats and we have created a patient, caring atmosphere to provide a stress-free experience for your pets. Only pet and earth friendly products are used. Nine out of ten pets surveyed prefer WellSpring Pet Grooming over any other grooming establishment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Pawcassos and Seaside Grooming
(603) 929-9111
892 Lafayette Rd.
Hampton, NH
Description
A full service grooming salon with attached day boarding available. Our highly trained groomers are able to handle any situation and breed. All of our staff, bathers included, are trained to handle agressive, special needs, elderly and extra large breeds. we are open tuesday through sunday 7:30 to 3pm
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Paws N Claws Pet Grooming and Styling
(603) 964-2323
Paws N Claws Pet Grooming and Styling
North Hampton, NH
Description
Grooming in done by hourly appointments. Each dog or cat will be hand grooomed,dryed and brushed out. Hand sissoring and stripping is done for a breed specific look. Owners are welcome to stay if requested at time of booking. Diana has over 30 years experence in grooming and has been showing dogs in the breed and obedience ring just as long. Open by appointment Tues - Sat.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Dee's Cat & K9 Design
(603) 895-2455
21 Main Street
Fremont, NH
Description
Full service grooming salon, ALL breed dogs and cat grooming. Massage bathing system, reduced shedding program, clean teeth club, referral program incentive,small intimate shop= low stress environment,hard to handle pets welcome, variety of shampoo's to suit your pets needs. Tues 10-2 Wed-Sat 9-4 Dee, owner and professional groomer over 15+ years experience in pet and show grooming; continued education in pet health and wellness, Dee has worked closely with veterinarians in the area for over 11
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Frisky Business
(603) 679-1664
8 Lois Lane
Epping, NH
Description
Professional all breed dog grooming committed to your pets safety, health and well-being.I use only highest quality tearless, hypoallergenic shampoo's and conditioners. large fenced in area for playtime. I have 17 years of boarding, grooming and training experience.flexible hours as early as 7:00 am call for appointment. Call Carol.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

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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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MA Equine Law

Massachusetts

Under Massachusetts law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to section 2D of chapter 128 of the General Laws.  (Sign posting required.)