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Doggy-A-Go-Go! Professional Pet Care Services
(425) 293-1328
Kirkland, WA
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(206) 767-6882
Seattle, WA
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DERMagic
(877) 814-7497
227 Bellevue Way NE #122
Bellevue, WA

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Puppy Bubbles: Pet-Styling and Playhouse
(206) 910-3647
2448 76th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA
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A unique grooming salon offering a low stress, limited kenneling environment. We offer all breed dog and cat grooming, walk in services, daycare and a retail section that provides you with the tools needed to maintain your pet's coat at home between visits to the salon.

Tukwila Tails Pet Grooming
(206) 246-0868
11234 Tukwila International Blvd
Seattle, WA
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Elite Pet Care
(480) 620-9790
Seattle, WA
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(206) 518-7148
Seattle, WA
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(360) 708-8855
17702 North Road
Bothell, WA

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City Paws Pet Salon
(206) 329-1054
345 15th Ave E. #202
Seattle, WA
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Tia's Doggie SPA & Boutique
(425) 820-1000
12305 120th AVE NE
Kirkland, WA
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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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