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Cozy Pet Pals LLC
(414) 477-2162
South Milwaukee, WI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, 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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Animal Care Pro's
(262) 896-0288
Waukesha, WI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, 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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Diane's Pet Grooming
(414) 546-3155
2430 South 80th Street
Milwaukee, WI
Description
A full service grooming salon providing friendly and enjoyable environment for all your grooming needs! Your pets grooming will include nail trim, bath with Earth Bath, an all Natural Product line, and appropriate Pet Styling! Evening and weekend appointments are available, Monday-Saturday. Appointments required, no drop-in.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

KerMor Pet Grooming
(262) 241-8575
10000 N. Port Washington Rd
Thiensville, WI
Description
Ker Mor Pet Grooming serves pet owners in the North Shore area. We groom all breeds of dogs--including geriatric, special needs and behavior-challenged dogs. Cat grooming is also offered! All baths and grooms include nail trims, anal gland expression, sanitary trims and brushouts. The shop is open Tuesday-Saturday.

7 Mile Pet Boarding & Grooming
(262) 835-4005
8181 W. 7 Mile Road
Franksville, WI
Description
I am a one groomer shop that specializes in personalized service. I groom a very limited number of dogs daily to enable me to provide a more intimate relationship with them. Some dogs are very intimitated by the mega shops that have as many and 2 or 3 handlers working on them. I try to give a more pleasant environment for them to relax and enjoy their pampering.

Have Leash Will Travel! Professional Dog Walker, Petsitting & PetCare Services
(262) 549-0090
Waukesha, WI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks, Errand Service
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Pet Sitters International

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Central Bark
(414) 380-1846
Central Bark North
Milwaukee, WI
Description
A gentle caring professional Lorann Watts provides grooming services to several Central Bark locations. A former shop owner, Lorann has a loyal folowing and has been providing services for 7 years.

Tender Touch Grooming Salon, Inc.
(414) 321-4020
5017 West Howard Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
Description
A full service salon in business for over 26 years employing only the most experienced and professional groomers. You can be assured your dog will be handled and groomed with the utmost care and kindness.

Groom'n Time
(414) 422-9222
S74 W16832 Janesville Rd
Muskego, WI
Description
Groom'n Time offers pet grooming services for most breeds of dogs and cats. Upon meeting your pet, we will decide on an individual style that meets the needs and desires of both the pet and the owner with an emphasis on the lifestyle of the pet and owner. My goal is to give your pet a style that is flattering to the pet but still able to be maintained by the owner.

West Burleigh Veterinary Clinic
(414) 444-3112
7333 W Burleigh St
Milwaukee, WI
 
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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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