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Pet Nannys
(732) 216-3774
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
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Ambrose Pet Services
(732) 236-4752
East Brunswick, NJ
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The Dog Spaw' at Paw Palace
(732) 747-8744
19 W. Front Street
Red Bank, NJ

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Hilarie's Furry Friends Mobile Pet Spa
(732) 750-2273
77 Warwick St
Iselin, NJ

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Bathe'n Haven Pet Grooming
(732) 264-8184
1717 Union Ave.
Hazlet, NJ
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Full service salon that provides a calm & nuturing enviroment, indiv. attention to all breeds & sizes, humane bathing procedures, no tranquilizers (hugs not drugs). Unique services-- walk in tubs, night appts. available for ill or hard to handle dogs,largers dogs,lots of TLC. Very clean, pleasant and safe dog salon.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

The Pet Nanny
(732) 616-8702
Matawan, NJ
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For All 4 Paws
(917) 617-9027
Staten Island, NY
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VaVa Groom Mobile Pet Spa
(732) 387-0906
Sayreville, NJ

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The Dog Spaw' at Paw Palace Pet Boutique
(732) 747-8744
16 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ
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Offering the finest in dog grooming and spa amenities for the pampered pooch in Central New Jersey! Located in Paw Palace Pet Boutique. Visit our exclusive dog grooming website to schedule online, or call to schedule.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Paws R Us Inc.
(732) 739-0997
1318 Hwy 36 (Aiport Plaza)
Hazlet, NJ
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At Paws R Us "Less Stress is Best". No cages, No tranquilizers, We do Cater to the older and special needs pet. Most Pets Done With-In 2 hours! We can hadle all Breeds and Sizes Cats Too!! Master Groomer and Certified techs Also a Reiki specialist on staff. Veteranarian, Trainer and dog walker Reccommended.
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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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