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Hoof Claws and Paws Pet Sitting Services
(972) 313-5588
Lewisville, TX
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Personable Pet Care
(469) 252-4780
Frisco, TX
Services
Specialty Pet Products, 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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Every Dog's Day Canine Resort & Day Spa
(972) 294-5477
8795 Preston Trace Blvd.
Frisco, TX

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Dog Days Day Spa for Dogs
(940) 497-3175
4451 FM 2181
Denton, TX
Description
The best dog salon & small dog daycare in Texas! Over 20 years pet styling experience. Member Member: Iternational Society of Canine Cosmetologists. Dog grooming, canine massage, small dog daycare & boutiuqe. Specializing in custom clips. Organic products, pesticide free flea shampoo, toothbrushing, nail trimming, coat carding.

Pawsh Boutique LLC
(817) 545-7387
1014 Collin Drive
Euless, TX
Description
In my home based business I can provide you and your pet the quality care and service You desire! Located in the heart of Euless. For more info then I can't fit here, please checkout my website full of info and pictures. www.pawshboutique.net
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Peggys Ultimate Pet Sitting
(817) 913-8287
Roanoke, TX
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Starr Pet Services
(972) 741-1402
Grand Prairie, TX
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Pretty Paws Grooming Salon
(817) 491-2771
208 So. Oak Street
Roanoke, TX
Description
Our groomer & owner Kathleen has 25 years experience grooming, training and showing dogs. She will provide your pet with a stress free, relaxing environment by allowing your pet to "Hang Out" in the gated area of the salon. We use all natural Kelco Shampoo & Conditioners. Open Monday - Saturday.

Animal Hospital of Valley Ranch
(972) 409-0186
c/o Animal Hospital of Valley Ranch
Irving, TX
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Heather Tuthill, is a certified groomer/pet stylist in the DFW area. Offering friendly, all breed dog and cat grooming with a gentle touch. She is professionally trained and committed to providing superior care for your pet when they visit. See her portfolio and blog at her web site.

Club Canine
(940) 383-2766
7800 East McKinney Street
Denton, TX
Description
A full service salon located at a beautiful and clean boarding facility. Our groomer Karen has over 15 years experience in animal care and grooming. She grooms all sizes and breeds, giving extra attention to elderly or disabled pets.

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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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