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Tender Lovin' Care Pet Services
(281) 896-2772
Houston, TX
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, 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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Fetch Pet Care of Pearland
(713) 568-7304
Pearland, TX
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, 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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Vanessa's Grooming Table & Den
(713) 942-9099
2514 Dunlavy
Houston, TX
Description
New location. Dunlavy at Westhiemer. I am very good with animals and have been grooming for many years. I offer full scissor cuts, Baths, Maintenance Grooms. I also manage the coat, and card and hand stripped those breeds that require such work. I love grooming cats also. I am available Tuesday-Saturday from 8:a.m. to 6:p.m. and Monday's by appointment only. Please call by any given Saturday for a Monday's appointment. We also offer Boarding and Daycare Services Thanks, Vanessa

The Pooch Pad
(281) 830-5969
"The Pooch Pad" Inc.
Houston, TX
Description
We are highly experienced in dog and cat grooming in our home based enviroment. We offer TLC tranquility and much more. Your pets will be treated as if they were our own. So, don't settle for less get with the best cause at "The Pooch Pad" we're a bark above the rest.

The Pets Play Palace
(713) 660-0447
2528 Sheridan Street
Houston, TX
Description
The Pets Play Palace is offers pet daycare, grooming, training, and boarding facility. Our Palace is a healthy and clean environment for your pet. The Pets Play Palace is here to treat and make your furry friend feel like royalty. For all services, please call to schedule an appointment/reservation. M-Sat 7:30am-6:00pm Sunday by appt. only

Coddled Critters
(281) 728-9001
Houston, TX
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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ABC Pet Resort & Spa
(281) 444-9414
17024 Bamwood Dr.
Houston, TX

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My Dog & Me
(713) 864-3436
2215 Lawrence
Houston, TX
Description
We are a full service Training, retail, and grooming facility. Our groomer specializes in hard to handle dogs i.e. aggressive, geriatric. We do not use any heat dryers and offer all natural shampoos. Grooming is available Tuesday-Saturday and occasionally Sundays and Mondays. We also offer de fleaing, nail grinding, toothbrushing, and while you wait appts (less than 1 hour) Our groomer Sally has 12 years experience and is an all breed groomer.

Spa Dog
(713) 408-0900
Spa Dog
Houston, TX
Description
Spa Dog is a mobile grooming business that services Belliare, West University and Meyerland. We specialize in quality grooming, baths and de-shedding. We use natural products that are good for your pet and environment. The Spa Dog experience is mobile so it is less stressful for your pet and convenient for you.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

Glamour Dogs Salon
(713) 661-3647
8805 Stella Link Suite A
Houston, TX
Description
Dina Despi, owner of Glamour Dogs Salon, has been grooming dogs in the Houston, TX area since 1995. We believe that grooming shouldn't be a scary experience for your pets, which is why we calm scared and aggressive animals using gentle techniques and without the use of force. Dina, a former grooming instructor, has more than 18 years of experience and is skilled in a wide variety of cuts and styles for all breeds of dogs.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

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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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