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Pam's Pet Grooming
(218) 759-0321
51712 US Hwy 71
Bemidji, MN

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Tailwaggers Pet Grooming
(218) 444-9595
2921 Bemidji Ave N
Bemidji, MN

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Dog City Walkers
(612) 327-8617
Minneapolis, MN
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Clip and Dip Grooming and Boarding
(507) 252-9682
5959 Valleyhigh Road NW
Rochester, MN
Description
Rochester Minnesota's finest grooming and boarding facility, where we treat your pet as we would our own...with care. Taking your pet to the groomer shouldn't be a stressfull experience for you or your dog. At Clip and Dip we give each dog individual attention, insuring a quality experience for you and your pet. We can assure you that your pet will be treated with the same respect and loving care we give our own pets.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Pampered Paws Savage
(952) 226-7297
14031 HWY 13 South
Savage, MN
Description
Our "Pet Spa" offers green grooms using eco-friendly pet products specializing in gentle grooming of all breeds of dogs & cats.Offering nail trims for rabbits,ferrets,birds & other small animals.We are open seven days a week;evening & early morning appointments for your convenience.Offering holistic pet products & treats.A Pet Taxi service on weekdays.Fall 2010 will be offering PET BOARDING with convenient drop off & pick up at the Savage Salon.

Pet Prep Grooming & Daycare
(218) 759-2223
410 Clausen Ave SW
Bemidji, MN

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Lori L's Best Friends
(763) 856-9611
Clear Lake, MN
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, 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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Paws At Your Door Grooming
(612) 499-0399
944 Beacon Lane
Apple Valley, MN

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Dogs In The Park Grooming
(952) 925-4766
2955 Yosemite Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Description
I have a warm heart for wet noses! My business is a one person salon. It is quiet, compassionate, and loving environment. I work one on one with the dogs. Grooming appointments last just 2 hours. I've been grooming for 15 years and trained at one of the best grooming schools in the country. I specialize in small-medium size breeds and my appoinments are typically in the afternoon, evening or on Sundays.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

Pampered Pets
(320) 864-4200
7617 County Road 2
Glencoe, MN
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Pet grooming, cats and dogs, Pickup and delivery available. Reasonable prices. Days, evenings and weekends.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

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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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