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All 4 Paws Pet Sitting LLC
(603) 432-4009
Derry, NH
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Paws On The Go Mobile Grooming
(603) 769-0002
19 Highland Ave.
Milford, NH

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Pet Services by Kathy Olkovikas LLC
(603) 483-0505
44 Calef Road
Auburn, NH
Description
Through grooming & dog training study, Kathy began her sole-proprietership business. She grooms dogs under 45 pounds with sensativity toward personality, age, and other special needs. Dogs are groomed in Kathy's home w/pick-up and drop-off service offered.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Angel Paws Grooming Salon
(603) 895-0050
169 B Route 27
Raymond, NH
Description
I am Kimberly Strauss, owner and lead stylist at Angel Paws Grooming Salon. We are an upscale salon with a cozy atmosphere. I have been in the grooming industry for over 16 years. We are a full service grooming salon open six days a week for your convenience. Call us today at 603-895-0050 for an appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services

K9 Klips Grooming Salon
(603) 895-4068
3 Edgewood Lane
Raymond, NH
Description
Our groomer and owner, Vincie Lang, is a certified professional groomer with 5 years experience. She offers a state of the art grooming facility out of her home. She offers all breed dog and cat grooming by appointment only, Monday through Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Professional Pet Sitting Etc.
(603) 888-8088
Hudson, NH
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Pet Butler
(800) 738-2885
16 Biscayne Dr
Chelmsford, MA

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Tails Above the Rest
(603) 644-1279
575 South Willow St
Manchester, NH
Description
Pet grooming salon & pet bakery. All breed dog & cat. Friendly doggie daycare atmosphere.Award winning groomers, clean and safe enviornment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Dee's Cat & K9 Design
(603) 895-2455
21 Main Street
Fremont, NH
Description
Full service grooming salon, ALL breed dogs and cat grooming. Massage bathing system, reduced shedding program, clean teeth club, referral program incentive,small intimate shop= low stress environment,hard to handle pets welcome, variety of shampoo's to suit your pets needs. Tues 10-2 Wed-Sat 9-4 Dee, owner and professional groomer over 15+ years experience in pet and show grooming; continued education in pet health and wellness, Dee has worked closely with veterinarians in the area for over 11
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Cloud K9, LLC
(603) 424-6166
332 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH
Description
Our Philosophy at Cloud K9 centers around maintaining the health, safety, and comfort of the dogs at all times. We provide timely, thorough, and stylish grooming options. Customers can choose from a breed specific trim or modified trim based on temperment, lifestyle, and frequency of grooming. We believe that regular grooming, and attentive professional care are crucial to maintaining the long term health and comfort of your dog.

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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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