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ACME Dog Grooming LLC
(651) 407-7090
Michele's Paw Spa
Hugo, MN
Description
As groomer and owner, Barbara Chapman is committed to offer a gentle and enjoyable environment for your dog's needs. Barb is a grooming school graduate will make every effort to ensure your pet's safety and comfort during the grooming session. Her priority is quality based rather than volume based. Please call for an appointment at Michele's Paw Spa 651-407-7090.

Pine Ridge Pet Care
(763) 755-5321
2172 Station Parkway
Andover, MN
Description
PineRidge Pet Care Grooming Salon provides a high quality grooming service combined with tender loving care for pampered family pets. The salon offers services that include all of the basic hygiene factors of pet care. Services are facilitated in a process tailored to meet the needs of clients who live busy and complex life styles.

Top Dog Groomery
(763) 585-4888
2953 Brookdale Drive
Minneapolis, MN
Description
Top Dog Groomery is a full service salon. We provide all breed dog, and cat grooming by appointment only. See our website for more information, as well as money saving coupons.

Grooming Station
(763) 767-6992
384 109th Ave NE
Blaine, MN

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D'tails Grooming
(763) 754-8591
510 Northdale Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN

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Personal Touch Pet Grooming
(763) 784-4833
200 Marian Ct
Circle Pines, MN
Description
Owner/Groomer Deb Molin is a 1987 graduate of a grooming school and a Certified Master Groomer. She provides a calm home environment for most breeds of dogs and is frequently recommended by local vets. Grooming is by appointment, weekdays and Saturday. Closed Sunday and Wednesday.

Pawsitively Purrfect Grooming
(651) 204-3145
1889 Todd Drive
Saint Paul, MN
Description
Experienced groomer of 9 yrs with many preffered clients including many show dogs. I would like to show your animal how to have fun with their grooming experience.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet
(651) 982-1897
843 W Broadway Ave Ste B
Forest Lake, MN

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Anne Marie's Pet Grooming
(651) 484-7400
3590 Owasso St
Saint Paul, MN

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Paws & Claws
(651) 275-8939
1709 Greeley Street
Stillwater, MN
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6am-9pm, 7 days a week

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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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