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Anytime Pet Sitters
(702) 430-8909
Las Vegas, NV
Services
Specialty Pet Products, 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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Pam's Purrfect Pet Care
(702) 558-5689
7801 Bright Heights St
Las Vegas, NV
Description
Boarding and grooming offered in my home relaxed atmosphere where your pet will feel aright at home.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Melissa's Grooming, LLC
(702) 804-8788
9436 West Lake Mead Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Description
Family owned and operated, we cater to all of your dog and cats grooming needs. Each person here is committed to the health and welfare of every pet entering our salon. Available are regular and medicated shampoos and conditioners, complete with a much welcomed massage during bath time. Open Tuesday thru Saturday.

Barking Lot
(702) 456-5300
3742 E. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
Description
The Barking Lot, same location since 1985, is a full service salon offering dog and cat grooming by skilled professionals, over 100 years experience. Every bath and complete groom includes nail and dew claw trimming, brushing, bathing, ear cleaning and expression of the anal gland. Pick up and delivery service is available. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.

PetSmart
(702) 399-0508
6980 N 5th St
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV

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Tammy Harper Grooming
(702) 525-7161
4601 N. Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV
Description
Dog & Cat Grooming performed at Caring Hands Animal Hospital (affiliated with Cheyenne West Animal Hospital) Hours by appointment, discount for multiple pets, use of animal hosp. services

Just Like Home Doggie Hotel And Grooming
(702) 558-5689
4872 W. Lake Mead Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Description
We provide certified pet grooming services with a wide selection of grooming options available. We also offer all day doggie day care where you can drop your dog off as early as 7am and include a groom just before pick up as late as 7pm.

Le Chien Grooming
(702) 655-4788
4028 N Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV
Description
Certified professional grooming, vet recommended. Over 20 years experience. Mention this ad to receive $5 off full grooming purchase on your first visit.

Paws 'N Claws Pet Resort
(702) 565-7297
640 Eastgate Rd.
Henderson, NV
Description
Our team of award-winning stylists are prepared to perform a magical makeover on your pet! Our pet groomers have many years of training and experience and are skilled at performing show-quality cuts for all breeds. If you're looking for something specific or out of the ordinary, style and cut for your pet. Special requests have included mohawks, lion-style cuts and bright pink poodles. You're only limited by your imagination!

Camino Al Norte Animal Hospital
(702) 304-8387
5130 Camino Al Norte
North Las Vegas, NV
 
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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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