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Dog City Walkers
(612) 327-8617
Minneapolis, MN
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pampered Paws Savage
(952) 226-7297
14031 HWY 13 South
Savage, MN
Description
Our "Pet Spa" offers green grooms using eco-friendly pet products specializing in gentle grooming of all breeds of dogs & cats.Offering nail trims for rabbits,ferrets,birds & other small animals.We are open seven days a week;evening & early morning appointments for your convenience.Offering holistic pet products & treats.A Pet Taxi service on weekdays.Fall 2010 will be offering PET BOARDING with convenient drop off & pick up at the Savage Salon.

All Kinds Clipped
(952) 829-9609
10337 Xerxes Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN
Description
WE offer a clean and safe environment for your pet. Our motto is "We love your pets as much as you do". Our staff is experienced and dedicated to help you with any questions you may have. We would love to help you with your pets grooming needs. Veterinarian referred. Call for hours.

Prime Cuts Grooming
(952) 457-6691
9630 13th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN
Description
We are Melissa and Jason of Prime Cuts Grooming, a home based business that offers low cost, full service, professional grooming plus pick up and delivery services. We also offer a combined 25 years experience working with animals and offer an environment of love and care for furry friend. Evening and weekend appointments available.
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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

Bubbles & Couture
(651) 457-1815
883 Smith Ave
Saint Paul, MN
Description
All Natural, Organic Pet Spa And Boutique, Catering To Your Pet's Wellness. Come Visit And Let Your Pets Be Rejuvenated By Our Signature Organic Aromatherapy Spa Treatments And Indulged Your Pets With Natural, Organic Treats.

Paws At Your Door Grooming
(612) 499-0399
944 Beacon Lane
Apple Valley, MN

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Royal Paws Dog Grooming
(952) 201-0097
9921 Lyndale Ave So
Minneapolis, MN
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Open Tuesday - Saturday; nights Tuesday & Thursday The mission of Royal Paws Dog Grooming is to exceed the expectations of clients who love and adore their furriest family member. We understand the important role that your pet plays in your family and promise to care for your dog as an honored member of our family while in our care.

Clips for Canines
(651) 890-2367
3859 Palisade Point
Saint Paul, MN
Description
I am the owner and groomer, Jane Hovind, and have recently opened a home-based dog grooming business. I provide gentle, patient grooming with lots of TLC in a quiet, relaxed environment. All products used are environmentally safe and gentle. Grooming is by appt. only, Saturdays and weekday evenings.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Pampered Pet Spa
(651) 463-9377
18450 Pilot Knob Road Ste. B
Farmington, MN
Description
A full service spa offering dog and cat grooming by our friendly professional groomers. Our motto is "Where Pets are Family" We cater to pets, providing them with the highest quality care. Your pets groom will be given with love, we use only the finest quality products to produce execellent results. We specialize in scissor trims and the de-shedding of "hairy" pets (we use the "furminatior"). We are open Monday-Saturday.

Wiggles & Wags Pet Salon
(651) 455-1744
433 E. Mendota Road
Saint Paul, MN
Description
With the love and compassion I have for animals my mission is to provide a safe, quiet, and professional salon environment. Each pet is treated as if it were my own, with calm and loving care. And, I in turn gain the love and trust of these special animals.

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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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