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Paw Inc
(507) 625-7070
1741 Premier Dr
Mankato, MN

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Vanity Fur
(507) 625-2505
1800 Adams St
Mankato, MN

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Lori L's Best Friends
(763) 856-9611
Clear Lake, MN
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Paws At Your Door Grooming
(612) 499-0399
944 Beacon Lane
Apple Valley, MN

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Tall to Small Dog Grooming
(320) 679-6869
2004 Mahogany St.
Mora, MN
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Tall to Small Dog Grooming is a full service pet grooming salon. With 12+ yrs experience Bobbie is more than eger to help get any breed of dog pretty and groomed to owners specifications. Open 6 days a week, and evenings availible for those with busy schedule. From Tall to Small, Bobbie grooms them all with tender loving care in a home like environment with the added security of a vet. clinic right on site.

Cindy's Pet Grooming
(507) 386-1733
2621 E Main St
Mankato, MN

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Refurbish Pet & Pdgr Grooming
(507) 317-0789
1003 N 5th St
Mankato, MN

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Dog City Walkers
(612) 327-8617
Minneapolis, MN
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Pampered Paws Savage
(952) 226-7297
14031 HWY 13 South
Savage, MN
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Our "Pet Spa" offers green grooms using eco-friendly pet products specializing in gentle grooming of all breeds of dogs & cats.Offering nail trims for rabbits,ferrets,birds & other small animals.We are open seven days a week;evening & early morning appointments for your convenience.Offering holistic pet products & treats.A Pet Taxi service on weekdays.Fall 2010 will be offering PET BOARDING with convenient drop off & pick up at the Savage Salon.

The Doggie Salon
(763) 475-2419
New Location
Wayzata, MN
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Our goal is to return a happy and healthy pet to you. Our groomers all have many years experience and use quality products and tools. Open Mon-Saturday by appointment.

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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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