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In the Bag & Under the Ruf Pet Services
(610) 433-4051
Allentown, PA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Puppy Love Pet Sitting
(908) 283-0369
Phillipsburg, NJ
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Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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PET PALS
(215) 715-7609
Dublin, PA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Pawsitively Poochie LLC
(610) 502-0264
Pawsitively Poochie
Coplay, PA
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Pawsitively Poochie provides highly competitive, professional grooming services by a certified groomer. Our hours of operation are: Monday through Friday with evening appointments and weekend day appointments. Pawsitively Poochie is dedicated to providing the best in pet grooming needs.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Show Grooming Services

Best Friends Grooming
(610) 258-1310
312 Newlins Road East
Easton, PA
Description
Welcome to Best Friends, also known asMiss Toni?s?, where you and your pet become part of our family. Our small shop is dedicated to providing stress free, individual attention so you can be assured your pet is safe and comfortable. Miss Toni has over 12 years experience and is our only groomer so you can expect the same quality and care with every visit. Nail clipping and smiles are free!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

Wag-N-Watch
(610) 248-4430
Allentown, PA
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Walking With Kim
(267) 404-2117
Perkasie, PA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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West End Grooming boutique
(610) 432-2570
1618 W Tilghman street
Allentown, PA
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Our professional Groomers will style your pet to your specific instructions. We never use or will use a tranquilizers. Short notice appointments are sometimes available. The best available products are used in the grooming process. We use only tearless shampoo. Our philosophy is focused on the comfort and safety of you pet. We want your pet's grooming experience to be pleasant and comfortable.
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Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Bark N' Bubbles
(610) 262-0123
2354 Old Post Road Ste. 1
Coplay, PA
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Bark N' Bubbles is owned Brynn Haynes. She has been grooming for 8 years and specializes in hard to handle, and large breed pets. All pets are welcome and receive individualized care. There is no cage drying and your pet will not be caged at all. You pet will be treated as if it was our own. Lindsay and Steph will be happy to serve you as well. Lindsay has 2 years grooming experience and Steph has been bathing for two years and training to groom over the last 8 months.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Bark'n Barber, Inc
(610) 336-0300
7568 Kernsville Road
Orefield, PA
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State of the art dog grooming salon that offers a relaxing and quient environment for your beloved pet! All natural products used, no pesticides and No Cages!! 12 years' professional experience. Veterinarian recommended. Days, evenings and weekend appointments available.

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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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