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Puppy Love Pet Sitting
(908) 283-0369
Phillipsburg, NJ
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Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Wag-N-Watch
(610) 248-4430
Allentown, PA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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A Day In The Doghouse
(908) 884-3747
8 Diana Court
Califon, NJ

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Janry Pet Resort
(908) 479-6132
470 Route 173
Stewartsville, NJ
Description
A Full Service Pet Resort offering Grooming, Lodging and daycare by skilled profesdionals. Your dog or cat will be given first class service. We offer pickup and delivery services of your pet. Open 7 days.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

A Leg Up Pet Grooming
(908) 537-6711
479 Route 31 South
Hampton, NJ
Description
Professional pet grooming, do it yourself dog wash and gifts for pets and the people who love them. Just South of the Washington A & P.
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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

In the Bag & Under the Ruf Pet Services
(610) 433-4051
Allentown, PA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Hooves, Paws, Tails & Claws Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Service, LLC
(908) 852-7127
Hackettstown, NJ
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Sheri's Pampered Pets LLC
(908) 239-1024
113 Cynthia Drive
Hackettstown, NJ

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Best Friends Grooming
(610) 258-1310
312 Newlins Road East
Easton, PA
Description
Welcome to Best Friends, also known asMiss Toni?s?, where you and your pet become part of our family. Our small shop is dedicated to providing stress free, individual attention so you can be assured your pet is safe and comfortable. Miss Toni has over 12 years experience and is our only groomer so you can expect the same quality and care with every visit. Nail clipping and smiles are free!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

Snip Doggy Dog by susan
(908) 735-8101
45 Lower Kingtown Road
Pittstown, NJ
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I offer a unique one on one experience for your dog from start to finish..No crate drying.. Your pet is with me for no more than 2 hours in this is a very stress-free enviornment provided in the comfort of my home.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) 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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