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GRF Petsitting & Dogwalking
(503) 407-0280
Beaverton, OR
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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SafeJourney Pet Sitting
(503) 209-0177
Portland, OR
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, 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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steffie's house dog wash
(503) 238-1638
3829 se washington st
Portland, OR

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Bubbles N' Bows Dog Salon
(503) 246-7631
7695 SW 88th Avenue
Portland, OR
Description
Full service grooming, with a personal touch. I specialize in working one-on-one with dogs that need a quieter grooming atmosphere, and a little extra TLC.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Bowser's Bath Dog Wash & Grooming
(503) 684-5074
24315 SW Pacific Hwy
Portland, OR
Description
We are a full service grooming shop along with a self-serve dog washing. We groom by appointment 7 days a week. Each groomer works on your dog from start to finish. No cage drying which can over heat your dog or even scare them. We keep a clean and friendly environment. Each of the groomer's have 10+ years experience. The self-serve is open Tuesday - Sunday.

Many Paws
(503) 681-9393
Hillsboro, OR
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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ReagaMuffin Pet Sitting
(503) 515-2511
Tualatin, OR
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Lola Bee's
(503) 642-9767
7090 S.W. Millennium Terrace
Beaverton, OR
Description
I offer a full service grooming facilty with optional spa services. I focus on aromatherapy and using the highest quality all natural products available. We welcome all breeds and sizes and offer flexible hours, morning or evening. The comfort of your pup comes first at Lola Bees. SPECIAL: 50% off all new clients!!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

The Muttley Crew
(503) 626-8212
806 NW Murray
Portland, OR
Description
Portland, Oregon dog daycare and grooming services. Constant supervision, 2000 square feet of indoor play space, experienced groomers, pet taxi and other pet services.

Lucky Dog Grooming and Daycare Center
(503) 684-5580
11535 SW Durham Rd C-2
Portland, OR
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Lucky Dog provides all breed, professional dog and cat grooming and doggie daycare as well.

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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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