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Pawfect Love Pet Care
(716) 400-2072
Buffalo, NY
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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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Pet Sitters International

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Four Paws Grooming
(716) 825-5345
30 Woodside Ave
Buffalo, NY
Description
We are a full service salon also offering boarding, training and quality pet foods.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

Pawprints by Penny
(716) 883-9360
1330 Niagara St.
Buffalo, NY
Description
Penny Lanich is the owner/groomer of this cozy shop in Buffalo, NY. She has over 17 years experience with all breeds of dogs. Your pet will enjoy being groomed in this friendly environment. Hours are Tues.-Sat. 9am to close.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Fisher's Friends Dog Daycare, Inc.
(716) 839-5703
2171 Kensington Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Description
Here at Fisher's Friends we have a state of the art grooming salon which provides the highest level of spa-quality services available. From brush-outs to the works we have you covered. We use gentle, natural shampoos that will get even the dirtiest dog squeaky clean and smelling oh-so-fabulous! Shouldn't your pooch be sinfully pampered?
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Puppy Love Grooming Salon
(716) 646-5209
6086 Southwestern Blvd
Hamburg, NY

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Canine & Company, Inc.
(716) 681-0063
Depew, NY
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Petshed Grooming Salon
(716) 725-7041
2081 Seneca St.
Buffalo, NY
Description
I offer a full service salon providing individual attention for both dogs and cats, using all natural shampoos and conditioners. Services include bathing, drying, brushout, ears cleaned and nails clipped and filed. Bows and bandannas included with groom. Lots of TLC included free of charge. Open by appointment Tuesday's thru Saturday's for customers conveinence. Pricing according to groom.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services

American Dog Grooming
(716) 684-0707
American Dog Grooming
Lancaster, NY
Description
All breed dog grooming by appointment,Monday-Saturday Your pet is in a comfortable environment. Most appointments are one hour or less. Graduate of Rochester Institute, Member NDGAA and fully insured.Your pets are treated like they were our own!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Oh! You Dirty Dog!
(716) 633-1134
5732 Main St.
Buffalo, NY
Description
Self Serve Dog Wash & Boutique with an upscale, salon atmosphere. Our facility is a clean and elegant place where washing your dog becomes less of a chore for you. Our exquisite boutique features some of the trendiest, most fun and useful things that your beloved canine friend could ever want. We are currently searching to add a professional groomer to our staff for that extra special feature. Call for hours or check our website.
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Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

Woof Dog Grooming
(716) 823-9663
4220 S Park Ave # A
Buffalo, NY

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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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