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Annie's Grooming Service
(845) 742-6656
13 Linden Dr
Newburgh, NY

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Dena's Doggie Designs,LLC
(845) 986-9300
585 Rte. 94 North
Warwick, NY
Description
We have a warm and friendly salon/doggie wash. I have over 16 years of grooming experience and 13 years of vetrinary tech. experience. By offering both doggie wash and grooming center we can give the customer a choice of services they prefer. Besides our salon we offer helpful and friendly service. We treat our clients like our own. We are open Tuesday-Saturday. No appts needed for doggie wash. We also offer pet supplies. Hope to see you soon.

PetSmart
(845) 342-1261
88 DUNNING ROAD STE 25
MIDDLETOWN, NY

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Millie's Pooch Parlor
(845) 858-0608
100 Jersey Ave
Port Jervis, NY

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PetSmart
(845) 561-0250
156 OLD LITTLE BRITIAN RD
NEWBURGH, NY

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Wendy's Wash 'n Wag
(845) 699-6106
250 Ridgebury Road
Bullville, NY
Description
Coming Soon! Wendy's Wash 'n Wag is a full service, all-breed dog grooming salon. 20+ years experience in all breeds. Breed specific cuts or pet parent specified. Grand Opening May 1st in Slate Hill, NY. Special Introductory Discounts apply to new customers. Start booking now for our opening! Hours will be Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m- 4 p.m. Eve. hours may be available by special appointment. Appointment only please.
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All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred

Country Canine
(845) 778-2028
58 Borden Road
Walden, NY
Description
Our owner is a certified pet groomer, as well as, a former handler of English Pointers and a lifelong pet lover. We are a full service salon offering dog and cat grooming services. Our servcies include: bath & brush; flea dip; nail trimming; clipping & trimming. Please call or e-mail for an appointment.
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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, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Sharon's Dog Grooming
(845) 783-6265
1 N Main St
Monroe, NY

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Bark Avenue Boutique & Groom
(845) 782-0996
400 Rte 17M Ste 15
Monroe, NY

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MEOWSandPURRS
(917) 502-4827
New York, NY
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Grooming
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Pet Sitters International

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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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