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All Breed Dog Grooming
(208) 552-5400
557 3rd St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Pet Salon
(208) 552-7387
3400 1st Street
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Country Corner Self-Service Pet Wash
(208) 523-3772
3460 E 1st St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Club Doggie Mobile Grooming Salon
(208) 344-SUDS
967 E. Parkcenter Blvd. # 313
Boise, ID

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Elite Pet Salon
(208) 553-3959
1725.5 Grelle Ave.
Lewiston, ID
Description
Elite Pet Salon is a full service pet grooming shop. I specialize in all breeds of dogs and cats. With over 25 years of professional, pet grooming experience, your pet will always receive the precise care and attention it needs. My goal, here at Elite Pet Salon, is to pamper your pet from head to toe and to bring out your pets natural beauty. With my experience and talent, Elite Pet Salon is among the most qualified in the pet grooming industry.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Pretty Pets Grooming
(208) 524-6685
250 Cleveland St Ste A
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Bo-Lay Grooming
(208) 529-3240
1064 Kearney St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Peache's Groming Parlor
(208) 529-5075
1954 N Yellowstone Hwy
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Wizard of Paws Pet Salon
(208) 336-6604
1111 E. Boise Ave
Boise, ID
Description
The Wizard of Paws Pet Salon is a full service grooming salon. We offer a low stress environment where each furry client is well cared for and pampered. We strive to make each grooming experience enjoyable for both human and furry clients. Owner/groomer Andrea has over 14 years of professional grooming experience and is pet CPR/first aid certified. For more information please visit our web site or give us a call. Open Tues - Sat by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Palouse Pets
(208) 882-8075
Palouse Pets
Moscow, ID
Description
Our groomer and owner, Donna Wright, is a committed pet lover and grooming school graduate who emphasizes your pets comfort and enjoyment. Services include full grooming to breed standard or any pet trim, bath and brush, nail trims, carding, shedless treatments. Open Tues-Sat.

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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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