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Anytime Pet Sitters
(702) 430-8909
Las Vegas, NV
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Paws 'N Claws Pet Resort
(702) 565-7297
640 Eastgate Rd.
Henderson, NV
Description
Our team of award-winning stylists are prepared to perform a magical makeover on your pet! Our pet groomers have many years of training and experience and are skilled at performing show-quality cuts for all breeds. If you're looking for something specific or out of the ordinary, style and cut for your pet. Special requests have included mohawks, lion-style cuts and bright pink poodles. You're only limited by your imagination!

PetSmart Pet Grooming
(702) 558-9326
286 W Lake Mead Pkwy
Henderson, NV
 
Pooches-N-Pals
(702) 566-2140
1716 W Horizon Rdg Pkwy #120
Henderson, NV

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Legacy Animal Hospital
(702) 263-9004
2591 Windmill Pkwy
Henderson, NV
 
Professional Pet Room & Groom
(702) 294-3111
707 Canyon Rd #105A
Boulder City, NV
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Animal care provider certified, NDGAA certified master. Large and small dog boarding 4' x 6' and 4' x 8'. All indoor runs. Runs can be connected for large dog families. Cat boarding for cat families or single.

Barking Lot
(702) 456-5300
3742 E. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
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The Barking Lot, same location since 1985, is a full service salon offering dog and cat grooming by skilled professionals, over 100 years experience. Every bath and complete groom includes nail and dew claw trimming, brushing, bathing, ear cleaning and expression of the anal gland. Pick up and delivery service is available. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Henderson Animal Hospital
(702) 564-0900
360 S Boulder Hwy
Henderson, NV
 
Purrs & Wags Grooming Salon
(702) 914-9331
1651 W Warm Springs Rd
Henderson, NV

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Shiny Happy Pets
(702) 239-1315
2804 Mirage Rd
Henderson, NV

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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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