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Fetch Pet Care of Pearland
(713) 568-7304
Pearland, TX
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Tender Lovin' Care Pet Services
(281) 896-2772
Houston, TX
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Care Plus
(713) 501-6076
La Porte, TX
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Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, 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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Le Bone Grooming & Pet Motel
(281) 992-0900
1635 Broadway Street #105
Pearland, TX
Description
Full service salon and kennel offering dog grooming and boarding 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.. We specialize in small or Large breed dog grooming and offer pickup and delivery services of your pet. We also groom friendly cats. Open Tuesday-Saturday 8:30-6PM

the pink paws pet spa
(713) 436-8530
12155 Shadow Creek Parkway ste.114
Pearland, TX
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We are a full service pet spa, offering a variety of packages for dogs and cats.Our mission at The Pink Paws is to provide an environment for all pets that is safe, comfortable, and clean. We only use all natural products that do not contain harmful detergents and chemicals.We are here to not only groom your pet, we want to build a bond with them so that we can gain their trust and give them a fabulous relaxing day at the spa!

Pampered Pet Sitting Services
(281) 684-1411
League City, TX
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Coddled Critters
(281) 728-9001
Houston, TX
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Spa Pets Mobile Pet Grooming
(281) 744-7447
PO Box 592
League City, TX

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Pooch Pad Country Kennel
(281) 489-9727
5115 Mcknight Rd
Pearland, TX
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Pearland Pet Grooming
(281) 804-2260
3939A Allen Rd
Pearland, TX
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Mechele has over 20 years experience in all breed grooming. She has won awards in Terriers, Mixed Breeds, Sporting and Non Sporting groups. She is also highly recommended by local veterinarians. By appointment only.

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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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