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Unique HouseSitters
(203) 788-8511
New Fairfield, CT
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Happyfeet Petspa
(203) 792-6800
67 Newtown Road
Danbury, CT
Description
A full service dog grooming and day spa. Your pet will be given first class spa treatment including facial scrub, paw treatment, luxury massage bath as well as high quality grooming. We are a member of the National Dog Groomers Association of America. We provide lots individual attention to your pets in a relaxed atmosphere. Weekend appointments are available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of Dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Bow-Meow Pet Grooming & Boarding
(845) 278-0504
bow-meow pet grooming& boarding
Brewster, NY
Description
Hello pet lovers, my name is Irene Gooden and I am committed to pampering your pets. We offer full service grooming for dog and cats. We offer cage free boarding at my home with 24 hr care. veterinarian recomended. I have been grooming for 20 years and look forward to serving you and your pets real soon.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Weston Dog House
(203) 561-1638
2 Hidden Meadow Road
Weston, CT
Description
Services offered: Clipping and hand scissoring, pet sitting and walking. I do house calls as we.. I am Pet CPR Certified and I will groom all size dogs. All grooming is done in a loving and caring manner.

Pampered Pets, a Doggy Day Spa LLC
(860) 355-0912
21 Executive Center Drive
New Milford, CT
Description
We are a friendly and professional pet grooming salon. Our primary concern is the safety and health of your pet. Pampered Pets handles each dog and cat with care and concern, adjusting our grooming to the personality and special needs of each individual animal. We try to make the experience pleasant for both you and your pet, and will take the time to discuss with you any special needs that your pet may have.
Services
Cat Grooming Services, Show Grooming Services

New England Pet Nanny & Grooming
(860) 355-2527
New Milford, CT
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Beyond The Flea
(203) 743-3474
20 P.T. Barnum Square
Bethel, CT
Description
A full sevice salon with state of the art grooming equipment substantial clientel list and great location. Open Tue-Sat.based on holistic and homeopathic treatments and products. Professional grooming of dogs all breeds. A la carte menu for walk ins available. Great business venture.

Puppy Kaboodle
(203) 459-5300
268 Main Street
Monroe, CT
Description
Our experienced groomer is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Our full service grooming salon uses only the top of the line soap free shampoos and conditioners. Whether its puppy's first groom or Senior canine day our packages offer something for every little dogs needs. Shop our chic' boutique where you will find high quality fashions at reasonable prices. From diamond jewels to leather bombers there is a fit for your dog. Open Monday Thru Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

A Muddy Paw Pet Salon, LLC
(860) 350-3249
16 Bridge Street
New Milford, CT
Description
We offer full service dog grooming and do it yourself dog wash. We groom all breeds and all sizes. We are certified, school trained, professional dog groomers.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

The Pink Dogue Pet Salon Inc.
(914) 962-7465
155 Rt 202
Lincolndale, NY
Description
The Pink Dogue is owned and operated by Nancy Butterfield. She has been a groomer in Weschester NY for over 27yrs. She grooms both Dogs and Cats. She enjoys grooming all breeds and specializes in Cats and designer breeds. The salon is clean, smoke free,state of the art pet grooming salon. Nancy looks forward to meeting and grooming her new four legged friends.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

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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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