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Got Pets? Pet Sitting, LLC.
(602) 361-4642
Cave Creek, AZ
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Sonoran Desert Pet Resort
(623) 551-5299
42323 N. Vision Way
Phoenix, AZ
Description
Full service pet resort. Includes grooming, daycare, boarding, training, canine therapy and rehab. All breeds grooming.

Groomin Tyme
(602) 866-1566
1512 West Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ
Description
NO kennels or cages! We hand dry all of our clients. Big or small. Our older dogs are done in a timely fashion. New puppies are treated with patience and care. All breeds are welcome. Flea and tick dip, de-shedding, medicated baths and conditioners availible, or bring your own. Stop in for a nail trim. Open Tuesday thru Saturday.

Bow Wow Pet Boutique
(623) 561-8815
20165 North 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ
Description
Pet grooming all breeds of dogs, puppies and cats. Quality is our best feature not quantity. Open Mon thur Sat. 7am to 4pm

Animal Attractions LLC
(602) 942-9000
15224 N 59th Ave. #17
Glendale, AZ
Description
A full service salon offering all breed dog and cat grooming by skilled professionals. Grooming always includes nails trimmed, ears cleaned and hair plucked, bath, hand drying (no cage dryers), haircut, bows and cologne. Most grooms are complete in 2 hours. Open Tuesday- Saturday.

Shear Estacy Pet Grooming
(623) 939-3020
4715 W Olive Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Description
Gromming at business location. A small full service shops for customers that look for a groomer how cares about what she puts out. Kindness and love for the work is most important.Tues through Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

My Dogs Hair Salon
(480) 951-9402
7136 E Mercer Lane
Scottsdale, AZ
Description
Full service dog and cat grooming. grooming,and pet supplies.Owner has 30 years grooming experience, same owner operated since 1985. Our motto is "Gentle professional care done the way YOU want." Open Monday thru Saturday.

A Groomin Tyme
(602) 866-1566
1512 W Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Description
GROOMER'S: Grace Munger-Joanna Allan We are a small comfortable salon with a aaa+ rating from our furry friends.Large or small we groom them all. We have many shampoos,conditioners and re-moisturizers to make your pet feel, look and smell their best. We are open from Tues thru Sat. Special days and hours can be arranged with your groomer. Walk-ins welcome as well as nail trims or a visit just to check us out.

Colleen's Grooming
(602) 595-9335
12450 N 35th Ave. Ste 65
Phoenix, AZ
Description
Full service grooming for all breeds of cats and dogs regardless of size or temperment.Cage free environment with outdoor enclosed play yard.We focus on your pets happiness as much as we do there grooming.

Canine Designs
(480) 342-9663
4325 E Barwick Dr
Cave Creek, 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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