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I'll Be There Pet Care, LLC
(845) 876-6411
Rhinebeck, NY
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Bark Place of Ulster
(845) 834-2662
296 Rt. 299
Highland, NY
Description
A full service grooming salon and kennel offer expert care in our state of the art facily. We offer spacious and clean fiberglass kennels with elevated beds and raintree cat condos. Your pet will be treated as our own. We specialize in teacups to the giant breeds. NY School of Dog Grooming. Family owned and operated.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Country Canine
(845) 778-2028
58 Borden Road
Walden, NY
Description
Our owner is a certified pet groomer, as well as, a former handler of English Pointers and a lifelong pet lover. We are a full service salon offering dog and cat grooming services. Our servcies include: bath & brush; flea dip; nail trimming; clipping & trimming. Please call or e-mail for an appointment.
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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, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Puppy Cuts
(845) 635-4777
1427 Route 44
Pleasant Valley, NY

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Village Groomer
(845) 677-1100
Rte 44
Millbrook, NY

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Annie's Grooming Service
(845) 742-6656
13 Linden Dr
Newburgh, NY

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Dirty Dogs Pet Services
(845) 691-4928
PO Box 894
Highland, NY
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Dirty Dogs Pet Services is owned by Lynn Edwards, a 1998 Nash Academy Graduate. Dirty Dogs has an experienced, loving and caring staff that provide a safe and clean environment for your pet. Dirty Dogs specializes in senior and dogs with special needs. Grooming is Tuesday-Saturday by appointment.

Forest Oaks Pet Grooming, Inc.
(845) 832-2200
12 Furlong Road
Wingdale, NY
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Full service pet salon serving our canine and feline friends. See our website for more information.
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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, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Ruff Cuts
(845) 592-0830
818 Route 82
Hopewell Jct, NY

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PetSmart
(845) 561-0250
156 OLD LITTLE BRITIAN RD
NEWBURGH, NY

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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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