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Judi's Pawsitively Purrfect Pet Grooming LLC
(802) 464-2557
4180 Route 9
Brattleboro, VT
Description
Owner and Groomer, Judi Bourque-Olmstead is an accomplished canine stylist at full service home salon. Judi is proficient in skin and coat care, scissoring and correct styling for breed profile. Small shop and quiet environment. Retail items for your best friend's needs. Monday-Sat, excluding Weds and Sun, by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Dog Gone Beautiful Pet Styling
(603) 352-8112
690 Court St
Keene, NH

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The Pampered Pooch
802-885-PAWS (7297)
The Pampered Pooch
Springfield, VT
Description
We are a full service salon, grooming all breeds of dogs, mixed or purebred. We offer many services above and beyond the basics - we are always looking for new ways to pamper your pet! Come to us for milk baths, scented baths, medicated baths, whiteners and brighteners, skunk treatments, pawdicures (yes, we paint nails!), basic and fancy cuts.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Judi's Pawsitively Purrfect Pet Grooming LLC
(802) 464-2557
4180 Route 9
Marlboro, VT
Description
Salon offers grooming and styling to breed profile and artistic flair. Judi has 24 years experience. Best products used from start to finish and chosen for your pet's skin/coat. Quiet, one groomer shop allows for individual care and attention. Retailing dog apparel, grooming products and tools the groomer uses! Toys, treats, collars, leases and more! Grooming done by appointment. Open Mon-Sat. Closed Weds and Sun.
Services
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

Cats Vermont-Veterinary Clinic For Cats
(802) 863-2470
292 Pearl St
Burlington, VT
 
Judi's Pawsitively Purrfect Pet Grooming LLC
(802) 464-2557
4180 Route 9
Marlboro, VT
Description
Salon offers grooming and styling to breed profile and artistic flair. Judi has 24 years experience. Best products used from start to finish and chosen for your pet's skin/coat. Quiet, one groomer shop allows for individual care and attention. Retailing dog apparel, grooming products and tools the groomer uses! Toys, treats, collars, leases and more! Grooming done by appointment. Open Mon-Sat. Closed Weds and Sun.
Services
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

Dog Gone Style
(802) 496-9682
5101 Main St. Route 100
Waitsfield, VT
Description
All natural dog grooming with lots of TLC. California Natural and Vermont Raw dog food sold here. You will also find healthy treats, great toys,collars and leashes. Open Tuesday-Saturday.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Judi's Pawsitively Purrfect Pet Grooming LLC
(802) 464-2557
4180 Route 9
Brattleboro, VT
Description
Owner and Groomer, Judi Bourque-Olmstead is an accomplished canine stylist at full service home salon. Judi is proficient in skin and coat care, scissoring and correct styling for breed profile. Small shop and quiet environment. Retail items for your best friend's needs. Monday-Sat, excluding Weds and Sun, by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

PetSmart
(802) 872-1819
21 TRADER LANE
WILLISTON, VT

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Rotoba Farm Kennel
(802) 436-2974
150 Quechee Rd
Hartland, VT

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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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