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See Spot Clean, LLC
(623) 882-9595
600 N Bullard Ave
Goodyear, AZ
Description
A full and self serve grooming facility that offers a wide range of services for all breeds and sizes of dogs and cats. We have an extremely friendly staff and a cage free environment. Open Tuesday - Sunday.

Petstop Pet Grooming and School of Dog Grooming
(623) 547-0255
109 Honeysuckle St.
Litchfield Park, AZ
Description
We have 50 years total experence.Our groomers can do all breeds and all types of patterns, and a have a standalone cat grooming building.Our shampoo is environmentally safe. For skin/coat problems we have hot oil treatments and deep coat conditioning available.There is a School for Dog Grooming on site with every student haircut being 25% off and supervised by a professional. Open 7 days 8am-6pm.

PetSmart
(623) 327-1444
466 S WATSON RD
BUCKEYE, AZ

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PetSmart Pet Grooming
(623) 882-1355
555 S Cotton Ln
Goodyear, AZ
 
Camp Bow Wow Avondale Dog Boarding & Daycare
(623) 925-8998
1050 N El Mirage Rd Ste 111
Avondale, AZ
 
The Petstop Pet Grooming, LLC
(623) 547-0255
109 West Honeysuckle St
Litchfield Park, AZ
Description
Grooming dogs and cats, we offer a variety of trims from a puppy's first visit to the professional in the show ring. We have the quality grooming at an affordable price. Bath and brush, Shed control dealing with heavy undercoated animals and or shedding problems,nail trim, flea and tick treatment. For all Your pets grooming needs you need only make one stop at "The Petstop" Open Tuesday-Friday 7am-6pm, Sat. 8am-6pm

Dales Town and Country
(623) 584-0736
14320 West Waddell Road
Surprise, AZ
Description
Full service salon. Regardless of the breed, we can make him or her look their best. We have the skill and expertise to groom all size and breeds, and know how to handle any type of personality. Walk-ins welcome. Come be part of our family. You will love our relaxing atmosphere, and your pets will too. National Certified Master Groomer on staff. Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-2pm.

See Spot Clean Llc
(623) 882-9595
13340 W Van Buren St
Goodyear, AZ

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Pet Glamour
(623) 932-2215
401 W Van Buren St Ste D
Avondale, AZ
 
Grateful Dog Mobile Grooming
(623) 925-2077
Litchfield Park Tolleson
Avondale, AZ
 
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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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