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Critter Nanny
(360) 435-1197
Arlington, WA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Pam's Bubble Mobile-Mobile Pet Grooming
(360) 708-8855
17702 North Road
Bothell, WA

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Shampooches Pet Styling
(360) 651-1400
1060 State Ave #B
Marysville, WA
Description
Spa like atmosphere for your pet's pleasure. Shawn has been grooming 18 years and is a Certified Master Pet Stylist. We are open Monday - Saturday and style your pet to your needs.

Hot Diggity Dog Grooming
(425) 335-0912
11020 - 60th Street N.E.
Lake Stevens, WA
Description
Your best friend will arrive to a clean, friendly, stress free home based environment. Professionally trained stylist, Laura Drager will personally groom to your satisfaction using quality products. Schedule by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Doggy Haven Resort
(425) 482-4472
5303 West Interurban Blvd
Bothell, WA
Description
A full service salon located within the finest all-suite dog hotel in western Washington. We offer a beautiful country setting with a highly trained staff that truly care for your dog. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes nails and dewclaw trimming, then bathed with the appropriate shampoo for your particular dogs coat. There is no hurry, your dog will be well cared for during their stay. We are open 7 days a week!

2 Dogs & A Cat, LLC
(425) 379-6136
Everett, WA
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, 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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Bathing Beauties Mobile Pet Salon
(360) 387-7627
1903 elhardt st
Camano Island, WA

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Mission Ridge Pet Styling
(360) 658-7825
1064 State Avenue
Marysville, WA
Description
A full service salon offering all-breed dog and cat grooming by skilled, caring professionals. Your pet will be given first class service including a massaging bath with our all-natural premium shampoo. Our salon has a relaxing spa-like atmosphere and is open Monday-Saturday.

Jillian's Dog Grooming
(425) 212-9827
Colby Ave
Everett, WA
Description
Affordable dog grooming. $20!! Experienced, home-based dog groomer. Specializing in small-medium dogs under 50lbs. I do amazing work and Groom your dog in a Safe, Calm, & Clean home environment. Offer quality grooming services at great prices and strive to provide an enjoyable Grooming Experience for you and your Dog! Many Affordable Grooming Packages offered!! Open Mon-Fre:9am-7pm & SAT-SUN 9am-5pm,
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

Angels Among Us Grooming
(360) 282-2612
125 East Main Street #102
Monroe, WA
Description
Our groomer is a master certified, grooming for 18 years.Our 2nd groomer has 25+ years. We offer full grooming services, 4 self-wash stations, home baked dog treats, boutique and dog parties.

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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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