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Reach for the Leash
(484) 554-6800
Pottstown, PA
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Fuzzy Mutts Dog Grooming
(717) 271-1381
739 Locust Street
Denver, PA
Our groomer and owner, Jenn, is looking to pamper all pets for a reasonable price. She is a grooming school graduate, has a degree in Animal Science as well as several years of mobile grooming, pet sitting and veterinary experience before opening a home studio. Appointments only available on Saturday and Sundays. We do also offer mobile grooming option if needed.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Wash UR Paws
(610) 781-1312
Wash ur Paws
Boyertown, PA
Professional Pet Stylists with full service salon. We pride ourselves with our customer service and the pampering of your pet. We treat each dog as if it were our own, with one on one attention reduces stress and provide safety. Open Monday - Saturday and evening appointments. All natural products, Pet pick up and delivery. Bath & Brush consists of inspection of coat, thorough wash, ears cleaned, pads cleaned, nails clipped or filed, bush out coat and Puppy Perfume.

The Hairy Hound Canine Clipper
(717) 866-7488
900 Tulpehocken rd.
Richland, PA
Quality and compassionate grooming performed by a qualified and certified pet enthusiast. Whether you're looking to pamper your pet or prepare for a show. We can keep your furry friend looking and smelling the best! Ask about our exciting incentive program and discounts. We'll make it easy to keep your Hairy Hound in paw-fect condition.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Shelly's Professional Grooming and Pet Sitting
(610) 291-4641
3134 Lutheran Road
Gilbertsville, PA
All breed dog and cat grooming; specializing in cat grooming lion cuts and longer. Doggie day care. Open 7 AM-6 PM. Pet sitting available year round-heated and A/C, large outdoor play yards, shaded with puppy pool. Obedience training available. Agility & fun time. Drop-ins welcome.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Show Grooming Services

Washes 'n Wags
(610) 780-3216
381 W. Penn Ave.
Robesonia, PA
Groomer and owner, Linda Rostolsky, is a committed pet lover who offers dog grooming to the four legged member of your family in a loving and enjoyable environment.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

The Distinquished Pooch
(610) 942-4431
110 Morview Blvd
Morgantown, PA
Lucy is a dedicated pet lover. She uses only all natural products and treats every animal with love and attention to special needs. The animals welfare is always Lucy's top prioriety. Ears,Nails,and ears and shampoo with appropriate products and free bandanna encluded with groom. Open Monday-Friday. Specializes in special needs dogs.Lucy is also Vet recommended and her shop is affiliated with Country Companion Animal Hospital.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

The Cats Den
(215) 692-4826
16 Alans Lane
Boyertown, PA
The Cat's Den offers a grooming service for all breeds of cats. We groom nothing but cats and know how to calm even the toughest kitty. Each cat is seen on an individual basis to minimize stress. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Cindy's Canine Companions Salon & Services
(717) 933-1333
12 Chestnut St.
Rehrersburg, PA
We provide the spa beauty treatments that are modified to benefit your pet's needs at a fraction of the cost you would pay at a larger salon. We are a few service salon offering customized appointments to meet your busy schedule.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

A Canine Salon
(610) 926-2722
Cross Keys Rd
Reading, PA
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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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