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The Woof Gang - Wolfgang Wechsel, Owner
(510) 676-8808
Fremont, CA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Fetch! Pet Care
(510) 651-7387
Milpitas, CA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Nicia's Pet Depot
(925) 803-0238
Nicia's Pet Depot
San Ramon, CA
Description
Nicia's Pet Depot offers expert grooming services including a 7-Point Doggie TuneUp Service! We have one groomer and a bather. Grooming Hours: 10am to finish. Velda grooms toy breeds on Mondays and Wednesdays, Sharon does Doggie Tuneups on Tuesday,Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Pyrenees Pets
(925) 648-7387
3440 Camino Tassajara
Danville, CA
Description
We indulge your dog with a revitalizing bathe, stimulating blow & towel dry, 15 min brush out, breed specific or parent requested haircut, as well as clean out ears, trim/file nails and check anal gland. Dirty Paws Spa service is by appointment only. Grooming Hours: Tues, Thurs & Sat. 9:00-5:00 Cost: Depends on Breed/Size. Store Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-7:00 Sat & Sun 10:00-6:00

Wine Country Pet Spa
(925) 606-0946
1365 Hilliker Place
Livermore, CA
Description
All breed dog & cat grooming in a hilltop country estate setting. All grooming performed by the spa owners. "Pampering Pets in the East Bay Since 1985". Formerly the Bark Station Pet Grooming in San Lorenzo, California.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Aloha Pet Services
(510) 909-2163
San Leandro, CA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Heather & Josh's Pet Care
(925) 388-2042
Lafayette, CA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, 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
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Pet Sitters International

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Purrfection Mobile Cat and Small Dog Grooming
(925) 337-6369
849 E. Stanley Blvd Unit 103
Livermore, CA
Description
We specialize in cats! Our groomer is certified and professionally trained by a grooming school licensed by the State of California, with years of experience competitively show grooming cats and registered with Cat Fanciersof America. We offer mat removal, bathing, trimming and styling with cat-safe products, performed by a groomer that loves and understands the special needs of cats.

Puppy Love
(510) 792-2237
5174 Mowry Ave
Fremont, CA
Description
Proper grooming will keep your dog or cat healthier and looking better, with less shedding. Our professional grooming services include: Warm bath and drying; flea bath, if needed; brushing, including removing mats; nails trimmed; ears cleaned; anal glands; hair trim; desired breed haircut. For appointments or any questions, please call,

Pup Pooch
(510) 491-7444
2169 167th Ave.
San Leandro, CA
Description
Lisa Bass has been grooming 2 years, I groom small dogs, specailizing in toys like poodles, shih-tzus & ect. I dont use cages, or load force dryers- everything is done one one one and by hand. I use natural shampoos and take specail care to your dogs. I hand dry and handsissor all dogs and specailize in puppy cuts. I offer very reasonable rates and short stays.
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Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred

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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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