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Mandy Moo's Pet Sitting
(602) 463-2086
Phoenix, AZ
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Your Favorite Neighbor
(602) 920-3931
Scottsdale, AZ
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Premier Scottsdale Pet Care
(480) 216-9716
Scottsdale, AZ
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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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Shear Ecstacy Pet rooming
(623) 939-5093
4617 W Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ
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A happy person is more then half the battle of having a good employee. A employee that is happy with what they do is half the other battle. My crew grooms cats, dogs, puppies. They are experienced and love what they do. Give us a try you won't be disapointed. Guaranteed.

Bow Wow Pet Boutique
(623) 561-8815
20165 North 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ
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Pet grooming all breeds of dogs, puppies and cats. Quality is our best feature not quantity. Open Mon thur Sat. 7am to 4pm

Purrfect Pet Sitting
(480) 874-2770
Scottsdale, AZ
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Out Fur A Walk
(602) 828-2515
Scottsdale, AZ
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Animal Attractions LLC
(602) 942-9000
15224 N 59th Ave. #17
Glendale, AZ
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A full service salon offering all breed dog and cat grooming by skilled professionals. Grooming always includes nails trimmed, ears cleaned and hair plucked, bath, hand drying (no cage dryers), haircut, bows and cologne. Most grooms are complete in 2 hours. Open Tuesday- Saturday.

Buttons' N Bows Pet Salon
(623) 878-5845
Buttons' N Bows Pet Salon
Peoria, AZ
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Pet Grooming Specialists All Breed Dog and Cat Grooming We treat you pet like Royalty Over 29 years experience Smoke free environment Two locations for your convience

Precious Paws Dog Grooming
(623) 875-3424
10749 Grand Ave
Sun City, AZ
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A full service dog grooming salon. Your dog will be given first-class service which always includes, nail trimming, ear plucking/cleaning. Our services include fluff drying and scissor finishing for that perfect style. We specialize in all breeds. Open Tues - Saturday 7:30 to 3:00 by appointment 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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