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Ky's Critter Sitting
(503) 516-6988
Boring, OR
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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SafeJourney Pet Sitting
(503) 209-0177
Portland, OR
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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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ReagaMuffin Pet Sitting
(503) 515-2511
Tualatin, OR
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Cat-N-Doggie Do's
(503) 771-5331
8028 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR
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We offer dog grooming, flea control, pet grooming, cleaning dog ears & clipping dog nails in Portland Oregon. Call our dog grooming business for pet grooming services including pet washing & grooming. We also offer ear cleaning for cats and cat nail clipping.

Cheryl's Canine Styling
(503) 652-1377
9435 SE 32nd Avenue
Portland, OR
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A full service salon with your pets comfort and health our top priority. Services include nail trimming, ears cleaned, brushing,bathing, hand drying, clipper and scissor finishing. Bows and/or scarves and polish to finish it off. We are a small 2 groomer salon so your pet will get our full attention. We have over 25 years experienced and are highly recommended by several local vet clinics.

Home Buddies In-Home Pet Care
(360) 834-2275
Camas, WA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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GRF Petsitting & Dogwalking
(503) 407-0280
Beaverton, OR
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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steffie's house dog wash
(503) 238-1638
3829 se washington st
Portland, OR

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Steffie's House Dog Wash & Groom
(503) 238-1638
3829 SE Washington St
Portland, OR
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2800 plus hours experience. Teacup to 75 pounds. No cages, no nooses, safety harnessed. Natural and Organic. Low Vel. blowdry. Avg 35 dollars. 1 to 2 hour turnaround. By Appointment. 9 to 9 and 7 days a week, 365. Pickup and delivery available. Mobile services (In Home) avail. Daycare and boarding, dogwalking
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Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Steffie's Dog Wash
(503) 238-1638
3829 SE Washington St
Portland, OR
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Petite To Medium-Large (75#), 3800+ hrs grooming pets, kind hearted, patient. Organic shampoos and conditioners. Never use nooses, muzzles,crates, or turbo blasters. Hand dried on my lap, on the couch! Careful one on one, one pet at a time. Allow 1 1/2 hours to complete. Dematting, bathing, trims, sanitary, breed standard and pet clips (puppy/teddybear), ears, teeth, nails, glands. Boarding avail:$36 p/day

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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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