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Linda's Love On A Leash
(860) 572-0841
Mystic, CT
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, 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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Pet Sitters International

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Classic Dog Groooming, LLC
(860) 739-8600
190 Flanders Road
Niantic, CT
Description
Classic Dog Grooming s a full service dog rooming studio. I groom by appt. only. This provides a relaxing, quiet environment for your dog. I use only natural products
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services

Canine Design
(860) 599-4707
169 South Broad Street
Pawcatuck, CT
Description
Top quality grooming and care salon for your canine. Low stress homey atmosphere. We cater to the best for your fur canine family. Skilled and knowledgeable staff in grooming and handling. Holistic food & products to enhance your pets health. State of the Art equipment and technology. In short, we love your pet!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pampered Pets Grooming Salon
(860) 388-1862
775 Boston Post Rd
Old Saybrook, CT

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Pampered Pooch
(860) 376-7808
39 Wedgewood Dr
Jewett City, CT

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HappyTails Dog Grooming
(860) 449-0506
125 Poquonnock Road
Groton, CT
Description
The owner, Linda, is a 1992 graduate of Connecticut K-9 School of Dog Grooming. She grooms with a gentle touch and never leaves your pet unattended. The salon is clean and cozy, and your inspection is welcome. Reasonable rates.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Mystic Dog Grooming
(860) 536-7425
Edgecomb Street
Mystic, CT
Description
Over 30 years experience grooming with love and a gentle touch. Offering: reasonable prices, pick-up and delivery, most pets finished within 3 hours.

No Dogs Allowed L.L.C.
(860) 822-8383
P.O. Box 797
Baltic, CT
Description
A full service salon designed for the feline in mind. Quiet environment of no barking dogs on premise, stress free as much as possible and quietest grooming equipment available. 20 years of grooming and handling cats experience. We do allow small dogs of 30 lbs or under but on selective scheduled days. Open Tuesday to Thursdays from 9am to 4pm and Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays by appointment only.
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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, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Debbie's Dog Grooming
(860) 395-0339
15 King St
Old Saybrook, CT

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Four Paws Only LLC
(860) 693-9729
Canton, CT
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
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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