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'Simply The Best'
(760) 564-9759
La Quinta, CA
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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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In the Doghouse LLC
(760) 324-5013
4711-B E. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA
Description
A full service salon and Day Care Center offering teeth cleaning without anesethesia. Bath & Tidys include nails, ears, anal glands, bath and private area clean up. Full grooms are all of the above but include a hair style. Open Monday thru Friday, 7:00AM to 6:00PM. Day Care available on same day as your appointment, or a short window for pick up.

Petsmart
(760) 771-4058
79375 Highway 111
La Quinta, CA
 
Aqua Paws - Grooming Appts
(760) 564-3833
51-230 Eisenhower Dr
La Quinta, CA
 
Village Park Animal Hospital
(760) 564-9364
51230 Eisenhower Dr
La Quinta, CA
 
Creative Dog Grooming
(760) 674-3337
73-280 HWY 111 Suite 103
Palm Desert, CA
Description
Ruben Rios and his staff are the only groomers in the Palm Desert Area who are certified in animal CPR and first aid. Loving and caring staff for all your young and older pets..knowledgeable in all clips from pet to show.. Open Monday-Friday by appointment only. Looking forward to seeing you and your pet(s) in our lovely salon.

Stop-N-Paws
(760) 327-5530
Stop-N-Paws
Palm Springs, CA
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We are a full service dog grooming salon. Your pet will receive nothing but the best in care and attention. Our full service grooms include: nails and dew claw trimming, sanitary, bath and massage with the appropriate shampoo for your particular dogs coat followed by the proper conditioner and full trim or cut. Special care for aged and ill pets.

PetSmart
(760) 771-4058
79-375 HWY 111
LA QUINTA, CA

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Club Doggie Mobile Grooming
(760) 396-3647
54040 Avenida Herrera
La Quinta, CA
 
Bed & Biscuit Boarding At Village Park Animal Hospital
(760) 564-3833
77-895 Avenida Montezuma
La Quinta, CA
 
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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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