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First State Pet Valet
(484) 459-5295
Wilmington, DE
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Paws & People Too!
(302) 838-5140
Middletown, DE
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Kelly's Peaceful Petsitting Services
(610) 872-2869
Brookhaven, PA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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New York Avenue Dog Grooming
(302) 479-0413
412 Marshfield Rd.
Wilmington, DE

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B'n'B Pet Grooming
(856) 878-1700
936B South Broadway
Pennsville, NJ
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We offer specialization in all breed dog & cat grooming. We especially cater to geriatric & special needs pets. We have the facility to handle ALL sizes & temperments. We have won the distinction of Best Groomer in the County for 2004 & 2005. We are open 6 days a week with evening appointments. We look forward to meeting new friends of both the 2&4 legged variety. So remember we are only a phone call away..
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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, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

The Content Critter
(302) 235-7387
Newark, DE
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Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Your Pets Nanny LLC
(610) 368-4932
Avondale, PA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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All Creatures Great & Small Pet Sitting, LLC
(610) 888-5110
West Grove, PA
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Doggie Heaven Grooming Salon
(302) 544-5100
1204 Delaware St.
New Castle, DE
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Doggie Heaven Welcomes all dogs, all breeds, all ages, all sizes. They will be treated with Tenderness in a non-stress environment. Call for your appointment today.

Ellie's Paws -n- Claws
(302) 323-1880
717 Pulaski HWY
Bear, DE
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At Ellis' your pet will feel at home In a clean and safe enviroment. With a fast turn around time And while you wait appointments avaible. Only the finniest natural shampoos used on your pet. Catering to dogs and cat's alike. We all so cater to our human customers with an educated and loving staff. Also offering teeth brushing. Open Tuesday though Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 PM Where your pet will feel at home!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

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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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