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Stroll With Me Doggie
(203) 645-8702
Norwalk, CT
Services
House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Best Friends Pet Care, Inc.
(203) 849-1010
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT
Description
At Best Friends we believe bathing & grooming are essential to a healthy pet. We offer state-of-the-art dog grooming with professional grooming stylists. From shampoos, haircuts and flea treatments - to exotic styles, pedicures, moisturizing treatments, your pet will go home looking great and feeling great! All of our dog grooming services are available by daily appointment, or can be scheduled with boarding.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Town House for Dogs and Cats
(203) 227-3276
Town House for Dogs and Cats
Westport, CT
Description
A full service salon and kennel offering dog grooming and boarding services by skilled professionals. We do hand scissoring, soft claws, furminator and much more. Open year round from Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm, Sat 8-5 and Sun 3-5.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Show Grooming Services

Weston Dog House
(203) 561-1638
2 Hidden Meadow Road
Weston, CT
Description
Services offered: Clipping and hand scissoring, pet sitting and walking. I do house calls as we.. I am Pet CPR Certified and I will groom all size dogs. All grooming is done in a loving and caring manner.

Happy Tails at Ash Creek & Ash Creek Grooming
(203) 382-1301
3008 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT
Description
We use only natural and organic grooming products. Low stress environment with classical music playing. We carry the best in natural and organic foods and treats. #1 Pet Boutique 2009 in Fairfield Weekly Readers Poll.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Waggin' Trails
(203) 374-8488
Bridgeport, CT
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Grooming by Debbie
(203) 847-1933
250 Westport Ave
Norwalk, CT
Description
Serving the Norwalk/Westport area for 23 yrs. Special need dogs are given special attention. All natural shampoos and medicated baths and conditioners are used. Open Tuesday -Friday 8 am - 3 pm, Saturdays 8 am - 1 pm. Early drop off could be arranged. Vet recommended.
Services
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, Vet Referred

Pampered Pooch Pet Care LLC
(203) 329-7387
Woodbine Road
Stamford, CT
Description
Grooming one dog at a time by appointment only in a quiet relaxed atmosphere, a pampering experience for your pet.
Services
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

Head to Tail Grooming
(203) 254-3274
39 Sanford St.
Fairfield, CT
Description
Head to Tail provides professional dog grooming services in the heart of Fairfield, CT. Do-it-yourself and transportation available. Customized appointments for puppies and dogs with special needs. Very skilled and experienced groomers. Open Mon-Sat.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Dogland Grooming Services LLC
(203) 667-2690
957 Evers Street Extension
Bridgeport, CT
Description
A full service salon offering dog grooming services by skilled professionals. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes nails and dewclaw trimming, then bathed with the appropriate shampoo for your particular dogs coat followed by appropriate conditioner. We offer pickup and delivery services of your pet. Open Tuesday-Saturday.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, 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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