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The K-9 Cottage
(509) 946-9772
1714 Gaillard Pl.
Richland, WA
Description
The K-9 Cottage offers a loving and gentle grooming experience for your pet. Grooming is by appointment only, and most pets are in and out in about an hour and a half. Owner, Karla Snyder, has over 30 years styling experience including show grooming. All small dogs (under 35#) are welcome and will receive the personalized care and attention they deserve. The K-9 Cottage is open Tuesday-Saturday.

Purrcision Pooch Salon & Spa, LLP
(509) 946-1584
1257 Guyer Avenue #A
Richland, WA
Description
At Purrcision Pooch you will find a calm and relaxing atmosphere for your pet. A place where your dog or cat will be treated with warm-hearted care. We offer Purrcision grooming with all natural shampoos and conditioners. Open 7 days a week by appointment . We offer appointments as early as 7:00am and as late as 6:00pm. Call for availability. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Grooming Retreat
(509) 967-5030
4546 W Van Giesen St
Richland, WA
 
D O G Grooming
(509) 946-5300
1650 Mowry Sq
Richland, WA
 
Desert Vet Clinic Inc Ps
(509) 946-4138
42 Goethals Dr
Richland, WA
 
Aunt Tyny's
(509) 946-9643
248 Williams Blvd.
Richland, WA
Description
Deborah "Tyny" Tynan has more than 15 years experience working with dogs and cats and can provide a comfortable, safe, and positive experience for your pet. Aunt Tyny's is a pesticide free, "green" shop that caters to the holistic health of your best friend. Grooming appointments are available Tuesday through Sunday, 8 am to 4 pm.Tyny is always availble for "special needs" appointments, such as rescue dogs, seniors & behavioral issues. No pet is turned away without an evaluation.

All-Pet Grooming
(509) 588-3451
905 A Babs Ave
Benton City, WA
Description
Pets receive individual care at All-Pet Grooming. We offer experienced grooming by Dawn Young, owner, and graduate of Tara Lara School of Canine Hair Design. We love grooming dogs and specialize in cats. We offer complete groomings at a resonable price. We hope to hear from you! 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

Richland Animal Hospital
(509) 946-7877
2666 Van Giesen St
Richland, WA
 
Petco 1235
(509) 628-9315
2927 Queensgate Dr
Richland, WA
 
Michelle'S Grooming Salon & Boutique
(509) 943-2454
1401 Goethals Dr
Richland, WA
 

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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