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Statistica Incorporated
(208) 529-0091
855 N Capital Ave
Idaho Falls, ID

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Pet Styling Salon
(208) 523-6641
445 W 17th St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
The Groomer
(208) 410-0024
Grooming
Twin Falls, ID
Description
Our full service salon offers grooming all breed dog grooming, by JoAnna a professional groomer since 1971. JoAnna is accepting 40 new clients for preferred service. Call 410-0024

Fidos&Felines House-Call Grooming
(205) 639-9426
224 W
Kuna, ID
Description
All breed dog and cat grooming. We are taking the hassle out of the grooming process! Fido's & Felines grooming is done in the comfort and privacy of your own home-by appointment only - when it is convenient for you. Serving Boise and surrounding areas.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Pets Are People Too, Inc
(208) 883-0690
428 Troy Road
Moscow, ID
Description
Our grooming salon offers full service grooming by professional groomers including bathing, hair clipping de-shedding, nail clipping and first class service with lots of TLC. Monday - Saturday.

Top Dog Grooming
(208) 524-9053
1775 Avalon St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Club Doggie Mobile Grooming Salon
(208) 344-SUDS
967 E. Parkcenter Blvd. # 313
Boise, ID

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Country Canine
(208) 687-4304
11125 N Bruss Rd
Rathdrum, ID
Description
Country Canine offers a low volume, home based atmosphere, combined with state of the art grooming equipment, to reduce stress without sacrificing quality. Professional groomer and owner, Kelley Lewis, is committed to giving your dog a healthy grooming experience by using only the finest holistic products available. By appointment only.
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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, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Elite Pet Salon
(208) 553-3959
1725.5 Grelle Ave.
Lewiston, ID
Description
Elite Pet Salon is a full service pet grooming shop. I specialize in all breeds of dogs and cats. With over 25 years of professional, pet grooming experience, your pet will always receive the precise care and attention it needs. My goal, here at Elite Pet Salon, is to pamper your pet from head to toe and to bring out your pets natural beauty. With my experience and talent, Elite Pet Salon is among the most qualified in the pet grooming industry.
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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, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Spot-On Grooming
(208) 323-9095
10451 W. Woodhaven Ct.
Boise, ID
Description
With over 10 years grooming experience, we treat your pet to the works when it comes to grooming. Our small shop allows us to devote extra attention to each client, while keeping the environment low stress. We can tailor your pets haircut to your specifications. Consideration to the little details makes a big difference in the way your pet looks and feels after a groom.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming 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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