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All 4 Paws Pet Sitting LLC
(603) 432-4009
Derry, NH
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Crazy Canines, Inc.
(978) 230-1544
Tewksbury, MA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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The Posh Paw Grooming Salon
(978) 373-3768
1111 Broadway
Haverhill, MA
Description
Complete professional pet grooming. all breeds of dogs & cats. Quiet atmosphere. Sundays hours available. By appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

GroomTown Pet Boutique & Spa
(978) 689-Paws
137 Main Street
North Andover, MA
Description
Lisa Medeiros, owner of GroomTown is a certified and award winning groomer with over 13 years experience. GroomTown is a full Service Salon that caters to dogs, cats and birds of all breeds and sizes. Open Tuesday Thru Saturday, Evenings are available by appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Show Grooming Services

Sandy's Grooming Spa
(603) 642-4068
1 Happy Hollow Lane
Kingston, NH
Description
Sandy's Grooming Spa has been owned and opperated by Sandra Seaman since 1983. I am dedicated to helping and caring for pets with a loving hand, never heavy or harsh. I also try to educated owners in the care of thier beloved pets. I have an associates degree in Canine Science and attend many continuing Educational Seminars.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Professional Pet Sitting Etc.
(603) 888-8088
Hudson, NH
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Pet Butler
(800) 738-2885
16 Biscayne Dr
Chelmsford, MA

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FancyTails
(978) 957-7867
778 Hildreth st
Dracut, MA
Description
I have a beautiful shop added on to my house. a complete grooming would be a brush out/clippered hair cut, nails, ears,anals, 2 baths and a conditioner. We also have a hydro-surge and specialize in special shampoo's for your pet that needs extra special care for there skin. 2005 1st place winner terrier class "B" div. 2006 3rd place winner intermediate mixed and misc class (Shih-Tzu)! 2007 Rising Star Compitition Bronze Metal Handstripping class Terrier.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Happy Tails Pet Grooming & Spa
(978) 475-6860
7 Lupine RD
Andover, MA
Description
Our groomers and owner, Tina, Margareta and Andrea are committed pet lovers who endeavor to provide a friendly and enjoyable environment catering to all of your dog and cat grooming needs. We are grooming school graduates and past teacher will make every effort to ensure your pet enjoys the grooming procedure. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Open Monday-Saturday. Call 978-475-6860.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Wellspring Pet Grooming
(978) 504-9930
277 Main Street
West Newbury, MA
Description
We love dogs and cats and we have created a patient, caring atmosphere to provide a stress-free experience for your pets. Only pet and earth friendly products are used. Nine out of ten pets surveyed prefer WellSpring Pet Grooming over any other grooming establishment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

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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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