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Dog City Walkers
(612) 327-8617
Minneapolis, MN
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Clean as a Whisker
(952) 935-9114
3007 Utah Ave South
Minneapolis, MN
Description
An organic and all natural upscale pet salon offering professional and personalized grooming for your pets. We offer a hydro-massage bathing system, and well trained, highly skilled pet stylists. We also offer special extras such as paw-dicures,toothbrushing and special care for seniors and puppies. Flexible scheduling for the busy pet owner, open Monday-Saturday. Veterinarian Recommended.

Dogs In The Park Grooming
(952) 925-4766
2955 Yosemite Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Description
I have a warm heart for wet noses! My business is a one person salon. It is quiet, compassionate, and loving environment. I work one on one with the dogs. Grooming appointments last just 2 hours. I've been grooming for 15 years and trained at one of the best grooming schools in the country. I specialize in small-medium size breeds and my appoinments are typically in the afternoon, evening or on Sundays.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

Petabulous Grooming
(612) 990-9692
710 Upton Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN
Description
A different style of pet grooming. Petabulous Grooming offers full service grooming to fit your individual fashion style. Whatever your style a modern stylist will match your pets makeover to your personal style! Pet makeovers take your pet from frumpy and pet ugly to petable and fabulous Petabulous Grooming.com We love your pets beautiful! By appointment Monday-Saturday.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Clean Paws Pet Grooming
(763) 219-1197
4900 France Ave N
Minneapolis, MN
Description
Full service salon located in Brooklyn Center. We offer sedation grooming by consultation. We use high quality products, a gentle touch, and on-going knowledge to keep your pet looking wonderful. All breeds welcome, cats too.

Paws At Your Door Grooming
(612) 499-0399
944 Beacon Lane
Apple Valley, MN

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Grooming by Tami
(952) 925-4766
2955 Yosemite Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Description
15 years professional grooming experience in all breeds. I specialize in small dogs or dogs under 40 lbs.. Appointments are typically afternoons, evenings or Sundays. Grooms include bath, haircut, nails, ear cleaning & bow/bandanna. Most appointments last 2 hours. We offer a quiet loving environment in a home setting. Average cost: $33-37

The Doggie Salon
(763) 475-2419
New Location
Wayzata, MN
Description
Our goal is to return a happy and healthy pet to you. Our groomers all have many years experience and use quality products and tools. Open Mon-Saturday by appointment.

Royal Paws Dog Grooming
(952) 201-0097
9921 Lyndale Ave So
Minneapolis, MN
Description
Open Tuesday - Saturday; nights Tuesday & Thursday The mission of Royal Paws Dog Grooming is to exceed the expectations of clients who love and adore their furriest family member. We understand the important role that your pet plays in your family and promise to care for your dog as an honored member of our family while in our care.

All Kinds Clipped
(952) 829-9609
10337 Xerxes Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN
Description
WE offer a clean and safe environment for your pet. Our motto is "We love your pets as much as you do". Our staff is experienced and dedicated to help you with any questions you may have. We would love to help you with your pets grooming needs. Veterinarian referred. Call for hours.

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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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