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Personable Pet Care
(469) 252-4780
Frisco, TX
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(972) 741-6816
Sachse, TX
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Legacy Veterinary Hospital
(972) 335-9292
5399 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
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Legacy Veterinary Hospital is located in the Dallas suburb of Dallas, TX. Dr. Julius is considered a leading professional in the veterinary field. His love for animals shows through in all aspects of his care.

My Second Home
(972) 625-2526
6805 Main Street
The Colony, TX
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We produce happy groomed dogs!! Our salon is "free roaming" which means all our guests roam freely and play throughout the entire salon. There is very limited caging, which results in less stress and happy grooming experiences. We offer full service grooming to breed standards and/or your specifications. Daycare & Boarding is also available.

Windmill Hill Pet Resort
(972) 346-9463
833 N. Preston Rd.
Prosper, TX
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All breed dog grooming including custom clips, coatcarding and expert scissoring. Each groom includes luxury shampoo, coat conditioning and blow dry, nails trimmed, ears cleaned, anal glands expressed. Cat grooming by appointment only. All pets must show proof of current vaccines.

Hoof Claws and Paws Pet Sitting Services
(972) 313-5588
Lewisville, TX
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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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Jessica's Colony Pet Salon
(972) 625-2275
5201 S. Colony Blvd #693
The Colony, TX
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We are a full service salon offering professional all breed dog and cat grooming to The Colony,TX area.

Pawsh Pets Mobile Spa and Grooming
(972) 625-1733
5049 Arbor Glen
The Colony, TX
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The convenience you demand, the Compassionate Care your pets deserve! We use only the Best pet products. Specialty Spa services available.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Pet Palace
(972) 208-3530
7200 Independence Pkwy #220
Plano, TX
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All breed grooming service that has been serving the Plano area for over 30 years. Gentle, highest quality dog and cat grooming in Collin County. All groomers are very experienced and have been with Pet Palace for a very long time.

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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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