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Popish Veterinary Boarding & Grooming
(307) 234-7333
3155 CY Ave
Casper, WY
Description
Veterinary clinic with two professional groomers providing full service grooming. Qualified assistants/technicians provide a complimentary dental check. Other veterinary services by one of our four doctors by request.

Hair Of The Dog Pet Grooming
(307) 473-1110
1748 S Poplar St
Casper, WY
 
Fuzzy Button Grooming Palace
(307) 235-6579
1109 E 12th St
Casper, WY
 
Nice and Natural Dog Grooming
(307) 358-3647
102 Brownfield Road
Douglas, WY

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The Fluffy Puppy, LLC
(307) 760-2060
363 W. Garfield
Laramie, WY
Description
Friendly, compassionate and gentle grooming services available for dogs and cats. Available for appointments 7 days a week. Pickup and delivery available! In-home pet sitting services also available. Over 12 yrs combined experience working with animals in various professional settings, incl.: petcare, grooming, vet, dog-daycare, kennels, training, and rescue/rehabilitation.
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

Dog World
(307) 237-7494
331 W Yellowstone Hwy
Casper, WY
 
Connies Pet Palace
(307) 237-8743
128 Nichols Ave
Casper, WY
 
Laundra Mutt
(307) 577-6066
1847 Cy Ave
Casper, WY

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The Groomers
(307) 875-1822
520 Wilkes Dr. Suite #6
Green River, WY
Description
We are a full service shop.Giving your pet the love and care to make the grooming experiance a great one. All breads and sizes are welcome. walk-ins are always welcome. We strive to be the friendliest and cleaniest shop around. Stop by and check us out.

Little Paws Salon
(307) 679-5421
337 Front Street
Evanston, WY
Description
Full service all breed dog & cat grooming, Large or small. All-natural shampoos & products. State of the art equipment. Horses/livestock by appointment.

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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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