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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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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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Mutts Bath & Bakery
(320) 593-4480
202 N Sibley Ave
Litchfield, MN
Description
Experienced, professional, award winning, grooming. We are open Wednesday through Friday and have Saturday appointments available.

Clean Paws Pet Grooming
(763) 219-1197
4900 France Ave N
Minneapolis, MN
Description
Full service salon located in Brooklyn Center. We offer sedation grooming by consultation. We use high quality products, a gentle touch, and on-going knowledge to keep your pet looking wonderful. All breeds welcome, cats too.

Pet Prep Grooming & Daycare
(218) 759-2223
410 Clausen Ave SW
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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Paws At Your Door Grooming
(612) 499-0399
944 Beacon Lane
Apple Valley, MN

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La' Pooch Salon Inc.
(651) 768-0885
8599 West Point Douglas Rd.
Cottage Grove, MN
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La Pooch Salon has been in business for 18 years. We have a dedicated & experienced staff here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. We believe every grooming experience for your pet should be a positive one. Our grooming salon offers a safe and clean environment for your pet. We groom all breeds of dogs and cats, and use natural products. Open Monday-Saturday with day & evening appointments.

Prime Cuts Grooming
(952) 457-6691
9630 13th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN
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We are Melissa and Jason of Prime Cuts Grooming, a home based business that offers low cost, full service, professional grooming plus pick up and delivery services. We also offer a combined 25 years experience working with animals and offer an environment of love and care for furry friend. Evening and weekend appointments available.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

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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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