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Club Doggie Mobile Grooming Salon
(208) 344-SUDS
967 E. Parkcenter Blvd. # 313
Boise, ID

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Shayla's Paw-fection Pet Grooming
(208) 922-9107
226 E Chapparosa Dr
Kuna, ID
Description
Professional All Breed Dog and Cat Grooming with over 14 years experience in pet grooming. I provide a safe and friendly environment here in my home. When you bring your pet over, you will have the comfort of knowing that I treat all of the animals like family! All grooming includes: bathing ,anals expressed, brushing, nails clipped, ears cleaned, polish(if desired) and cologne, and desired haircut. Please call for prices.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Spot-On Grooming
(208) 323-9095
10451 W. Woodhaven Ct.
Boise, ID
Description
With over 10 years grooming experience, we treat your pet to the works when it comes to grooming. Our small shop allows us to devote extra attention to each client, while keeping the environment low stress. We can tailor your pets haircut to your specifications. Consideration to the little details makes a big difference in the way your pet looks and feels after a groom.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Four Paws Grooming
(208) 463-9000
62 S Peppermint Dr
Nampa, ID
 
Four Paws Grooming
(208) 463-9000
62 S Peppermint Dr
Nampa, ID

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Fidos&Felines House-Call Grooming
(205) 639-9426
224 W
Kuna, ID
Description
All breed dog and cat grooming. We are taking the hassle out of the grooming process! Fido's & Felines grooming is done in the comfort and privacy of your own home-by appointment only - when it is convenient for you. Serving Boise and surrounding areas.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Pampered Pets
(208) 922-1760
Pampered Pets Dog Grooming
Kuna, ID
Description
I work hard to make your dogs look the best they can! I provide FREE transportation for the service up to 10 miles away. Your pet is NOT kept in cages; they have access to a backyard just like at home.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Wizard of Paws Pet Salon
(208) 336-6604
1111 E. Boise Ave
Boise, ID
Description
The Wizard of Paws Pet Salon is a full service grooming salon. We offer a low stress environment where each furry client is well cared for and pampered. We strive to make each grooming experience enjoyable for both human and furry clients. Owner/groomer Andrea has over 14 years of professional grooming experience and is pet CPR/first aid certified. For more information please visit our web site or give us a call. Open Tues - Sat by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Lynn'S Grooming
(208) 463-0043
351 N Gateway St
Nampa, ID
 
Cut'N And Strut'N Pet Grooming
(208) 703-6692
16582 Mahogany Dr
Nampa, ID
 
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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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