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Pet Rules!
(541) 279-1312
Bend, OR
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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The Dog-Gone Salon
(541) 389-1999
60717 Tekampe Road
Bend, OR
Description
The Dog-Gone Salon offers full service Grooming on an appointment only basis. Marlene Miller (owner) is a National Certified Master Groomer with over 35 years experience and also a Breeder of AKC. Champion Mini. and Standard Poodles. The Salon's motto is "Where Quality and Kindness Come First!"
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Precious Paws Llc
(541) 382-0209
801 Se Centennial St
Bend, OR
Description
Groomer/owner Kelly Carter is committed to providing your pet with a grooming experience that is soothing and which reduces anxiety. She has 13 years grooming experience and attended Utah State University's Animal Science program. Full service Salon, offering Daycare and nature walks. Hand scissoring, pet clips, spa treatments available. "Keeping the psychology of our pet in mind, to create a well balanced happy healthy furry friend"

Susan Anderson Grooming
(541) 550-0774
624 NW Hill ST
Bend, OR
Description
Full service grooming by trained, experienced Certified Professional Groomer in downtown Bend.Calm no rush environment one on one care, full attention to your pet. Call for appointment.

Victorias Grooming
(541) 330-0377
61419 S Highway 97
Bend, OR
 
Dee's Pet Care
(541) 350-9837
60898 Amethyst St
Bend, OR
Description
I do all breed dog grooming. I can groom in my home or your home. I also offer pet taxi and pet/house sitting. I am licensed and insured. Please visit me at: www.deespetcare.com
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

All Paws Pet Care
(541) 647-4689
593 NE Azure #5
Bend, OR
Description
Our Groomer and owner Kari Conners has over 20 years experience in grooming. She offers professional mobile grooming for all breeds of both dogs and cats. We also offer pet sitting at your location
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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, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Precious Paws, LLC
(541) 382-0209
593 Ne Azure Dr
Bend, OR
Description
Kelly Carter and staff run a clean, cozy shop catering to all breeds of dogs and cats. Offering spa packages, baths, brushing, nails, anal glands,coat and skin conditioning. Your pet will be treated with royalty. Exquisite scissoring skills to hide any imperfections.Precious Paws, LLc is where pets are loved deeply.

All Paws Pet Care
(541) 388-2622
61210 Ridgewater Loop
Bend, OR
 
hezchienne House of Dogs Grooming Salon
(541) 383-5909
61405 S Highway 97
Bend, OR
 
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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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