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Pampered Pets Plus
(253) 278-4168
Tacoma, WA
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Joy of Pets
(253) 353-6717
Lakewood, WA
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Blue Water Mobile Dog Grooming
(253) 278-0349
29738 91st Ave. East
Graham, WA

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Grooming Angel Pet Salon
(253) 539-9200
6605 162nd. St. Ct. East
Puyallup, WA
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Gentle Professional Pet Grooming. Experienced in all breeds, licensed in home salon. Specializing in Poodles and toy Breeds, but groom them all from Big to Small. Detailed, artistic quality groom for a great price! I have decided to open my own business recently after working in both groom salons to a vet hospital as a professional groomer in order to have more time for my son.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Kendra's Grooming at Wash the Dog
(253) 376-3952
503 S. Meridian
Puyallup, WA
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Professional Dog Grooming available downtown Puyallup. Calm, quiet, gentle grooming will have your precious pooch loving their day at the spa. Every grooming package includes a bath, blow dry, brush out, nails clipped, anal glands expressed, ears cleaned, perfume/cologne, and a bow or bandanna for a finishing touch. Your dog will be treated with love. All breeds accepted. Call today for pricing and appointments.

Hot 2 Trot Dog Walking & Pet Services
(253) 380-6163
Spanaway, WA
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Dog Training, Pooper Scooper Service, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks, Errand Service
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Sandy Nolan
(253) 254-9333
Gig Harbor, WA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Greyt Grooming Mobile Pet Care
(253) 804-9460
412 U Street SE
Auburn, WA

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Snoopy's Dog House
(253) 841-5850
13414 Meridian E. Suite 107
Puyallup, WA
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Dog bakery, self-serve pet wash and dog grooming
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Show Grooming Services

Daisy's Pet Grooming
(253) 864-6100
504 West Stewart Ave
Puyallup, WA
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Daisy's Pet Grooming is committed to offering the very best dog grooming services at reasonable prices. All of our groomers have at least 10 years experience and our passion for personal care and attention of you and your animal is second to none! Come in and "Experience the Daisy Difference" for yourself!

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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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