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Animal Nanny Pet Sitting, Inc.
(717) 664-4355
Manheim, PA
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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Wags Wash and Groom Spa
(717) 517-8615
146 College Avenue
Lancaster, PA
WAGS offers friendly full service dog grooming at reasonable prices in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Because WAGS is a small shop you won?t get lost in the shuffle and your dog will be treated like family.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Ears to Rears
(717) 799-5149
148 S Broad St
Lititz, PA
At Ears to Rears, grooming dogs is our passion. Our highest priority is the health, well being of "the best dog in the world YOURS. When you see beautiful dogs on TV, remember a professional groomer keeps them that way. Good old fashion tried, true skills, commons sense are used. and yes, we are able to work with Corded Coats. Be assured when we are done your canine partner is ready to go from Ears to Rears.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Shelly's Pampered Pets
(717) 880-4071
172 S Broad St
York, PA
Can currently do most dogs in my home. Please call or email to set up a time - very flexible - can also offer pick up and delivery within a 10 mile radius at no extra charge!
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Neffsville Veterinary Clinic
(717) 569-5381
2555 Lititz Pike
Lancaster, PA
Oscar's Pet Resort of Greenfield, Inc.
(717) 397-0726
521 Willow Road
Lancaster, PA
All inclusive service pet resort offering professional pet grooming inour modern, state of the art grooming shop. Your pet will be groomed by our professional groomer who is a graduate from the PA Academy of Pet Grooming. We are open Monday thru Friday. Saturdays available as needed.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Just 4 Petz
(717) 330-9200
1103 Williamsburg Rd
Lancaster, PA
Our groomer and owner, Cyndi Cox, is committed to providing convenient, one-on-one professional pet care for your dog or cat at your home or office, while always keeping their pet's best interest and safety as her priority. Providing a relaxed, low-stress environment to ensure your dog or cat's comfort puts Just 4 Petz a bark above the rest! Daytime Appointments available, Monday thru Friday, serving Lancaster and surrounding communities.

Erin's Pet Grooming
(717) 755-4103
614 Kreutz Creek Rd
York, PA
Cats, dogs and small animals. Bully breeds OK.Problem pets OK. Full service groom. Bath,clip,nails, teeth, anal glands, deflea and deskunk.I give individual attention during private appts.No mass drop offs, no cage dryers, no one size fits all cut or treatment.Flexible hours, easy to get in.By appointment only. Located just 1 mile off US 30 Hellam exit.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Fuzzy Mutts Dog Grooming
(717) 271-1381
739 Locust Street
Denver, PA
Our groomer and owner, Jenn, is looking to pamper all pets for a reasonable price. She is a grooming school graduate, has a degree in Animal Science as well as several years of mobile grooming, pet sitting and veterinary experience before opening a home studio. Appointments only available on Saturday and Sundays. We do also offer mobile grooming option if needed.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

(717) 481-9902

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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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