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Reach for the Leash
(484) 554-6800
Pottstown, PA
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(267) 342-8809
Norristown, PA
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All Creatures Great & Small Pet Sitting, LLC
(610) 888-5110
West Grove, PA
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Cotter's Grooming
(484) 809-9663
275 West Boot Road
West Chester, PA
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Katherine offers full service grooming in a peaceful and relaxing home environment. Pets will be pampered with a personalized one on one salon experience. No crates or stressful cage dryers. Now offering evening and weekend hours for your convenience. Large breeds and older pets welcome.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Applebrook Inn Pet Resort
(610) 692-7178
1691 West Strasburg Road
West Chester, PA
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Applebrook Inn is a Kennel which offers boarding, daycare, and pet grooming. Our experienced groomers can handle all of your pets grooming needs. We are an all breed grooming shop. You can trust these groomers to handle your pet with care.
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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, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Your Pets Nanny LLC
(610) 368-4932
Avondale, PA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Kelly's Peaceful Petsitting Services
(610) 872-2869
Brookhaven, PA
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New York Avenue Dog Grooming
(302) 479-0413
412 Marshfield Rd.
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Animal Clinic of Westtown Village
(610) 399-6889
1169 Wilmington Pike
West Chester, PA
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Grooming services within a quiet, relaxed Veterinary office. Grooming by appointment with one on one attention to your pet. Linda Schenfelt has been grooming since 1991 with a specialty in hand scissoring. Grooming available Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, by appointment.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

Bathhouse Pet Spa
(610) 836-1222
23 West Central Ave.
Paoli, PA
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We are a small private pet spa provideing quality care for your pets. We specialize in the bathing of dogs and cats. Grooming and doggie daycare also available 7:30am-9pm every day. We offer a Japanese Garden style setting with calming music and a relaxing atmosphere.Non aggressive dogs only.
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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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