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Cozy Pet Pals LLC
(414) 477-2162
South Milwaukee, WI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
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Pet Pals Grooming Salon LLC
(262) 554-5495
2355 Meachem St.
Racine, WI
Description
Pet Pals is a full service dog and cat grooming salon. Brenda is a 1993 Professional Grooming School graduate, a member of IPG and NCGIA, as well as wife, and mother of 3 bueatiful daughters and 9 furbabies. Pet Pals specializes in a one on one grooming experience, with little to no cage time and spa features. Appointments available tuesday through saturday, evening, and sundays for cat customers.

7 Mile Pet Boarding & Grooming
(262) 835-4005
8181 W. 7 Mile Road
Franksville, WI
Description
I am a one groomer shop that specializes in personalized service. I groom a very limited number of dogs daily to enable me to provide a more intimate relationship with them. Some dogs are very intimitated by the mega shops that have as many and 2 or 3 handlers working on them. I try to give a more pleasant environment for them to relax and enjoy their pampering.

YUM Pet Spa
(262) 697-5184
7540 Pershing Blvd
Kenosha, WI
Description
Cat & Small Breed Dog Grooming with a focus on their comfort and well-being. YUM will make your pet's grooming a "Real Treat!" Groomer is grooming school graduate with over 9+ years professional grooming experience. Appointment Required/ available Tues-Sat 8 am to 4:30 pm. Spa features a Boutique and the popular YUM DOG COOKIES!!

Tender Touch Grooming Salon, Inc.
(414) 321-4020
5017 West Howard Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
Description
A full service salon in business for over 26 years employing only the most experienced and professional groomers. You can be assured your dog will be handled and groomed with the utmost care and kindness.

Raining Cats and Dogs
(262) 633-7300
3222 Washington Ave
Racine, WI
Description
We offer a quiet, low stress, cage free grooming environment. Your dog or cat will receive undivided attention from our groomer - start to finish. Every groom includes: a bath suited to your dog's skin and coat condition, blueberry facial, coat conditioning, nail trim, haircut, ears plucked/cleaned, anal glands expressed upon request. We also offer pet sitting in your home. We custom tailor our care to meet you and your pets' needs.

Shaggy's Grooming
(262) 886-3440
6500 Washington Ave
Racine, WI
Description
Upscale grooming shop with established clientel seeks a kind and talented groomer to join a very fine staff. Flexible hours,and perks are available. Clean, bright facility, quality equiptment, pet store discount, and professional atmosphere await you. Call 262-886-3440 and ask for Julie

Darby's Doghouse
(262) 914-1898
3609 52nd Street
Kenosha, WI
Description
Natural and Holistic approach to Pet Grooming. Spa Packages and Wellness Center cater to you Furbabies. New store front opened in Jan 2007 to offer more services. Darby is a Award Winning Stylist, Grooming School Graduate, Certified with IPG and a Member of IPG and NDGAA. Darby also raises and AKC shows Amer. Cocker Spaniels. Open Mon- Sat Call for an appointment.More information on Website

Precision Paws Salon, LLC
262-244-DOGS (7297)
7511 45th Ave.
Kenosha, WI
Description
Now open featuring Brenda Rice & Melissa Peck!

Groom'n Time
(414) 422-9222
S74 W16832 Janesville Rd
Muskego, WI
Description
Groom'n Time offers pet grooming services for most breeds of dogs and cats. Upon meeting your pet, we will decide on an individual style that meets the needs and desires of both the pet and the owner with an emphasis on the lifestyle of the pet and owner. My goal is to give your pet a style that is flattering to the pet but still able to be maintained by the owner.

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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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