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Pet Sitters International
Red Bank, NJ
A full service salon in Brielle. We take care of your pets like they are our own. We groom both dogs and cats. Large breed dogs are welcome! Open Tuesday-Saturday.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services
At Barnside Veterinary Hospital we strive to provide a full range of services for your pet. Barnside is not a doctor's office, but a complete hospital. Our services include wellness exams, preventative care, dentistry and luxury boarding. We also offer all-breed dog and cat grooming with our ISCC Dermatech Certified Pet Stylist. Weekend and evening grooming appointments are available. Open 7 days a week, from 8am to 8pm.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred
In-home cat grooming in Monmouth County New Jersey by experienced cat grooming graduate and assistant with 18 years experience. All cat breeds and domestics. From nails clipping to full shaves done in your home with no stress to cat and no mess to your home. Evening and weekend appointments.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services
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Pet Sitters International
Up scale Pet Spa providing first class all breed grooming. Our highly experienced staff will make every effort to provide a friendly and enjoyable grooming experience for you and your pets."Hand scissoring is available." Open Monday - Saturday, with evening appointments available on Thursdays. No heated cage dryers used. Vet recommended. Call for appointment.
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred
Asbury Park, NJ
Pamper Me Pets Pet sitting and Grooming Salon is cage free, cage dryer free establishment,We offer all natural products, pick up/drop off service. Our other services include day care,petsitting as well as grooming your cats and dogs We offer by appointment only so pets are groomed and then back home again. This allows pets to be less stressed while away from home.Open Monday-Friday including weekend and evening appointments
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Red Bank, NJ
Offering the finest in dog grooming and spa amenities for the pampered pooch in Central New Jersey! Located in Paw Palace Pet Boutique. Visit our exclusive dog grooming website to schedule online, or call to schedule.
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Toms River, NJ
Canine Chateau is the only grooming school in a salon at the Jersey Shore. All our dogs and cats are handled with love and care. We provide a great educational opportunity in a professional atmosphere.
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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.
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.
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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