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Lucky Dog Resorts
(719) 648-7893
Colorado Springs, CO
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Specialty Pet Products, 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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ProCare Home and Pet Services, LLC
(719) 233-9083
Colorado Springs, CO
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Canine Campus
(719) 448-9600
3116 Karen Place
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Make sure to schedule your lucky dog for a campus spa experience like no other. Campus Clippers (inside Canine Campus) is a professional grooming salon, where canine co-eds are treated like valedictorians. Have your dog professionally groomed by a Campus Clippers Cosmetologist before you pick them up from their commuter or room & board visit.

Lucky Dog Resort and Training School
(719) 599-9663
4401 Mark Dabling Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
A canine exclusive, full service kennel, groomer, daycare and training school. Grooming available 7 days a week by two highly skilled grooming school graduates, both dedicated to professional grooming results and the gentle, precise handling of your special dog.

Loony Groom
(719) 930-0233
3148 Deliverance Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Loony Groom offers the lowest price around 7 days a week and the fast and loving care for your dog, no caging grooming bath, brush nails, style, furminator, blow dry. Ask about Pawbucks Referral system. Ask for Chrissy
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

PLAY TIME PET SITTERS - When You're Away Your Pets Get To Play!
(719) 475-7297
Manitou Springs, CO
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Hairy d-tails Pet Salon
(719) 574-8976
786 Hathaway Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO
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Hairy d-tails is a full service pet salon offering dog and cat grooming services by very caring professionals. We are open Tuesday - Saturday from 8:00am - 5:30pm

Tailored Tails Grooming Salon and Pet Spa, Inc.
(719) 596-8245
Tailored Tails Grooming Salon & Pet Spa
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Our grooming salon is different. We employ only educated or Certified Professionals. We provide video monitoring at all times! We also have an indoor dog walk area. We are fully computerized so that we can maintain detailed notes about your dog's grooming as well as before and after photos. We create a calm and soothing atmosphere for your pet and safety is our priority. Ask for a tour any time.

Aspen Meadows Pet Resort
(719) 282-6000
1535 Paonia Street
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Our new facility offers pet boarding, daycare, Weekday outings, pet taxi, and full-service grooming salon by an award-winning groomer, Kristen. She's not only an award-winning groomer, but also a professional dog show handler, vet tech, trainer and a breeder of show dogs; Labs, Goldens, & Rottweilers. Kristen specializes in Furminator Shed-less programs, Behavioral problems, and cats!

Lee's Grooming
(719) 392-0455
3928 Hancock Expy
Colorado Springs, CO
 
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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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