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Distinctive Pet Care, Inc.
(303) 904-0484
Littleton, CO
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Heritage Professional Pet Grooming, Inc.
(303) 841-5646
18901 E. Mainstreet
Parker, CO
Description
We are a full service salon offering dog and cat grooming for all sizes and types of dogs. Our groomers are skilled professionals who have worked in the grooming industry for many years. We are open Mon - Fri 7:30am - 6pm & Saturdays 7:30am - 5pm. We are closed on Sundays. Located at the corner of Mainstreet and Dransfeldt in the Town of Parker. Please call us today to schedule your pet's next appointment at 303-841-5646.

Smooch the Pooch
(303) 346-8009
3624 Highlands Ranch Pkwy.
Littleton, CO
Description
Welcome to Smooch The Pooch! Smooch the Pooch is an upscale pet boutique and Grooming Spa that makes pampering your pooch fun! We are a full service salon offering dog grooming with professional and loving dog groomers. We use only the finest all natural shampoos, conditioners and treatments on your pet. We cater to your dogs every need in a fun and stress free environment. You will leave our doggie salon smooching your pooch!

Doggy Stylz Grooming
(720) 202-6363
4136 S. Pennsylvania St.
Englewood, CO
Description
Independently owned and operated. Quiet, relaxed home environment. Central location. Competitive rates. Same day appointments available. open from 7am to 7pm 7 days a week. Seasoned in all breed standards including mixed and designer breed dogs.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Cat Specialist, P.C.
(720) 362-8746
612 Atchison Way
Castle Rock, CO
 
In Home Grooming
(303) 781-1851
137 S. Bedford Ave.
Castle Rock, CO
Description
i come into your home to groom your pet, I have a Master Groomer Licence and Vet tech Licenece, I groom all breeds, you can watch while I groom, I do many extras, anal glads teeth, ears, and try to get done in an hour for the comfort of your pet, I have 36 years experiance
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Purr Y Paws
(720) 851-0312
10417 South Parker Road
Parker, CO
Description
We offer a fully equipped self service dog wash and full service grooming for dogs and cats

The Poodle Shop
(303) 730-3200
1500 W Littleton Blvd #118
Littleton, CO
Description
Your pet will feel frisky again! Offering all breed dog and cat grooming with spa treatments and loving attention. Our services are all inclusive. Open Monday-Saturday.

Koda's Kuts Dog Grooming
(720) 495-3378
9803 W. Saratoga Pl
Littleton, CO
Description
Koda's Kuts is a great place to bring your pets! I am a home based groomer, and keep it as stress free as possible for your little one. Appoitments are required, I can usually get you in the same day. Call today!!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available

Heritage Pet Grooming
(303) 663-4738
7280 Lagae Rd
Castle Rock, CO
 
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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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