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Marie's Cat Sitting, LLC
(817) 894-1767
Fort Worth, TX
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming
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The Pines Pet Pampering & Boarding
(817) 875-0087
215 County Rd 800A
Joshua, TX
Pampered grooming & boarding for cats, dogs, and exotics. Specializing in gentle grooming techniques, all natural products, and organic treats. Owner/operator has over 10 yrs. experience in veterinary medical training, grooming, and husbandry for all types of pets. Taking pride in the ethical and caring treatment of all pets and their owners. Veterinary referred. Pick up & delivery available.

Awesome Cutz Joelle Jodi
(817) 531-7387
3300 E. Vickery Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX
28 years experience, grooming all breeds, cats and dogs. Me and my sister specialize in working with pets that usually need to be tranqualized, and pets that are unnerved by visiting the groomer. Eventually they all come to love us because we love them and they know it.

Jackie's Doggy Stylists
(817) 560-3316
8024 Camp Bowie west
Fort Worth, TX
Committed to serving you and your pet the best professional dog grooming possible.We offer Hand scissoring ,Teeth brushing,nails and expressing glands. We use the finest shampoos,conditioners and dips.Hand or cool air cage drying only for fast,safe,clean and dependable service.

Aprils Pet Grooming
(972) 775-0352
1306 Rye Glen Dr
Midlothian, TX
Hi my name is April, and I have started grooming from home. I have all the right equipment that any professional would have, and have three years experience. Call me if you would like to set up a time to bring your pet. I am able to groom just about any time and will take great care of your pet. Thanks, April
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services

Kristy's Pampered Paws
817-350-Paws (7297)
4921 Barnett St
Fort Worth, TX

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Best Pals Grooming
(817) 229-9802
5310 Oakridge Rd
Joshua, TX
Full service dog and cat grooming. We can accomodate large and aged pets. Fast turn-around time.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

The Grand Pet Resort & Salon
(817) 989-PAWS
4529 Donnelly
Fort Worth, TX
Our full service Salon and Spa specializes in highly personalized, caring attention for our guests. We offer a relaxing Salon Bath Experience beginning with a full brushout before the massaging bath. This experience also includes a full pedicure with trimming of paw pad hair, cleaning of the ears, expressing of anal glands and a hygiene clip. We also provide full professional grooming services to keep your dog and cat looking their best.

A Dog Grooming Shop
(817) 265-1831
2430 N Davis Dr Ste 107
Arlington, TX
A family-owned salon dedicated to providing quality pet care in a Smoke-Free and Tranquilizer-Free environment. Our pet shampoo, pet food and treats contain all-natural ingredients. All Breeds Dogs & Cats: Oatmeal Bath, Medicated Bath, Flea/Tick Dip, Nail Trim, Grooming, Boarding, Teeth Brushing, Flea/Tick Treatment, Pet Treats, Pet Food

(817) 426-4110

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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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