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Animal Nanny Pet Sitting, Inc.
(717) 664-4355
Manheim, PA
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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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Pet Sitters International

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Brady's Pet Services
(717) 805-5569
Camp Hill, PA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Glamorous K9's
(717) 273-3963
906 Kimmerlings Rd
Lebanon, PA
Description
Full Service grooming salon by husband and wife team. We Offer unique and exclusive boarding in our boarding "suites" that are "Almost Like home."
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Dog Grooming by Sandy
(717) 272-6911
1152 Alpha Ave.
Lebanon, PA
Description
The mission of our company is to provide professional grooming to the pet member of your family. We provide quality grooming at a reasonable price, treat pets as our own with respect and individual attention. The pet will feel all the attention directed at them and feel and look good as a final outcome.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

The Hairy Hound Canine Clipper
(717) 866-7488
900 Tulpehocken rd.
Richland, PA
Description
Quality and compassionate grooming performed by a qualified and certified pet enthusiast. Whether you're looking to pamper your pet or prepare for a show. We can keep your furry friend looking and smelling the best! Ask about our exciting incentive program and discounts. We'll make it easy to keep your Hairy Hound in paw-fect condition.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Lebanon Valley Pet Sitting
(717) 274-8609
Lebanon, PA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Angie's Animal and Pet Sitting Service
(717) 383-1062
Lebanon, PA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Stone Mill Grooming
(717) 274-3114
75 Main Street
Lebanon, PA
Description
A full service salon that takes pride in giving your pet the best care available,treating your pet like our own with experienced grooming. we groom all breeds and sizes, using no tranquilizers for the difficult dog. offering hydrosurge bathing and only the best shampoos for every coat care need. safe and clean environment. give us a try. you won't be disappointed. open mon-sat with evening and early morning appts available.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Best FURends Grooming
(717) 412-8470
106 Rife Street
Middletown, PA
Description
Complete grooming care for your dog or cat with over 10 years experience.Yor pet gets a lot of love and one on one time while they are in my care.A hometown grooming salon where you and your pet will enjoy being treated like one of my own.
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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

Ears to Rears
(717) 799-5149
148 S Broad St
Lititz, PA
Description
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.
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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

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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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