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Petsnippity
(801) 682-2151
2260 N Valley View Dr.
Layton, UT
Description
Mobile pet grooming. Grooming your best friend at home. Serving Ogden to Bountiful. No cages. Saves you 4 trips to the shops. No more stressed out pets. All sizes of dogs and cats. If you love your pet call Petsnippity today.
Services
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, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

K9 Designs by Tammy
(801) 513-5189
2154 Oak Ln.
Layton, UT
Description
My name is Tammy Ellis. I own a full-service salon in Layton. I focus on low volume and high quality grooming for your pet. I am an award winning pet stylist, and look forward to making your pet look and feel his or her best! Not cheaper, just better!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Show Grooming Services

Marian's Pet Services
(801) 452-1235
Marian's Pet Services
Ogden, UT
Description
Sleep Overs Benefits: 24/7 attention in our home. No outside kennels! Over 15 years of pet care, training & grooming. Your requirements: Your pet is not aggressive toward children, adults or other animals. You supply the food and, if possible, in-door kennel. I also offer baths and brush outs for your pet, including; dogs, cats & caged pets. I use a commercial line pet shampoo (Kelco "Filthy Animal").
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

PetSmart
(801) 543-0217
859 HILL FIELD ROAD
LAYTON, UT

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Petco
(801) 773-0875
2095 Harris Blvd
Layton, UT
 
Scotty's K9 Design LLC
(801) 360-1215
Harvest Hills Sub.
Layton, UT
Description
Owner/Groomer Tricia Mower has returned to grooming out of her home in Saratoga Springs. She has over 7 years experience grooming and is committed to giving you excellent service at affordable prices. Our salon is designed to groom all breeds of dogs and cats. Open Mon. Wed. Fri and Sat.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Brush, Bath and Beyond
(801) 628-0626
561 W 1000 S
Bountiful, UT
Description
We are committed to creating a loving, comfortable environment for your pet, while providing top-notch grooming services at affordable prices. Brush, Bath and Beyond -- Where your pet is family!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Diane's Dog Grooming
(801) 782-7789
524 W 2000 N
Ogden, UT
Description
Diane grooms out of her home so she can give more one on one attention to your beloved pet. No distractions with other dogs being here. The pet gets in and out faster, no waiting in an assembly line atmospher like at other shops. Specializes in small to medium size dogs. Appointments only. No Sunday grooming.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

Pet Corral
(801) 544-7481
45 E Gentile St Ste 9
Layton, UT
 
Mountain View Animal Clinic
(801) 927-1047
825 E Highway 193
Layton, UT
 
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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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