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Fetch! Pet Care of Northwest Denver
(303) 668-5902
Henderson, CO
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Pearson's Professional Pet Services
(303) 421-7223
Arvada, CO
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Paws Pet Grooming
(720) 214-0012
11009 Murray Dr
Denver, CO
Description
I am the owner/operator, I have been in business since 1996. I am the only groomer at this facility, so you get quality and reliable service. My clients are coming to me because they get great care in a nice quiet home setting.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Park Hill Pooch
(303) 388-8445
2251 Kearney St.
Denver, CO
Description
We are cage free with salon style grooming. Between the three groomers we have a show dog groomer, a NCMG, and a hand scissoring specialist. Park Hill Pooch has always had a reputation for excellent grooming with caring sensitivity to your pet's emotional and physical well being.

Grooming by Jennifer
(720) 289-7024
144 N. Duquesne St.
Aurora, CO
Description
superior full service grooming for your dog or cat, with a personal touch. I have been grooming for 15 years and focus on quality not quantity. I pride myself in less stress grooming by, only working on one client at a time, in and out grooming not an all day adventure. By appointment only Tuesday thru Friday, some Saturdays. Voted best groomer by 5280 magazine in 2007
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Pet-A-Go-Go Too
(303) 506-6855
Lafayette, CO
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Spawlash - Self Service Dog Wash & Grooming
(303) 255-2205
10351 Grant St., Unit 3
Thornton, CO

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The Dirty Dog Grooming and Pet Boutique
(303) 469-9490
1100 Hwy 287 Suite 1100
Broomfield, CO
Description
I am a full service grooming salon with a self serve dog washing area. I have 20 years grooming experience with dogs and cats. I specialize in older dogs needing a little extra TLC. I also carry pet boutique items.

Mile High Mutts
(303) 296-3998
3500 Chestnut Place
Denver, CO
Description
Bright, clean shop. Lots of natural light. Our groomers are experienced and there are lots of pictures on our website. We are located in the River North neighborhood just across the river from Highlands neighborhood (east side of River), north side of dowtown serving Lodo.

The Wag Shop
(303) 282-1894
1222 East 6th Ave.
Denver, CO
Description
The Wag Shop is Denver?s premier cat and dog boutique. Five unique bathing suites supply everything you need for do-it-your-self-dog-washing and the stuff you don?t, like back breaking work and cleaning up the mess. We also offer full grooming service by appointment. Open Tuesday though Saturday 10am to 7pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm, Closed Monday. Call today!

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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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