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Pet-Tacular Pet Sitting Services
(951) 963-5162
Riverside, CA
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Just Browsing Pet Boutique & Paws Spa
(909) 337-5162
28200 Hwy 189 #K-105
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Description
A full service grooming spa for dogs and cats. Your pet is pampered by our professional groomers while receiving expert grooming services. Spa services include a massaging bath/shampoo and conditioner, nail trim, ears cleaned, hair/fur trim styling when needed. Tuesday - Saturday

Kathys Grooming
(951) 681-0599
2610 Gail Dr
Riverside, CA
Description
33 years Experience offering grooming services from my home located in riverside will pick up and deliver for extra fee 10% off with your first appointment will make every effort to ensure your pet enjoys the grooming procedure.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Flea bag pet wash
(562) 307-2683
26565 Emerald Ave.
Moreno Valley, CA
Description
we offer a pet friendly dog wash for all of our furry friends. we never kennel are cage dry any animals we always hand dry every furry friend. we offer pick up and delivery to and from home and office. we have monthly specials and new packages for all of our clients. we also have different conditioners for all types of coat problems. Pickup and delivery.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Blue's House Of Grooming
(909) 883-7892
2270 N Arrowhead Ave
San Bernardino, CA
 
Happy Pets Complete Animal Care
(951) 440-8905
Moreno Valley, CA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Lauren England's Grooming
(909) 337-5077
27219C State Hwy 189
Blue Jay, CA
Description
One on one pet grooming. No caging. By apppointment only. Open 7 days a week. Multiple dogs are switched out when one is done, I call within 5 minutes of being done and switch out dogs.

Barks & Bones Boutique
(909) 945-5094
11819 Foothill Blvd. Ste D
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Description
Full Service Salon & Spa offering dog grooming and spa upgrades by skilled Groomers. Your pooch will receive first class treatment and be pampered. Our service includes nail trimming, a bath with shampoo that complements your dog's coat and conditioner. We are open from Monday to Saturday.

Pet Bath and Beyond
(909) 795-6700
34590 County Line Rd.
Yucaipa, CA
Description
We are pet lovers and treat your pet as our own. Your pet is talked to during the grooming process, to make sure your pet enjoys his/hers spa visit. We offer full service grooming and full service bathing. We also offer self service bathing.Open Monday, Tuesdays, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We are Closed Wednesdays & Sundays. Our Hours are 9:00am till all apointments are finished. We also carry collars, leashes,toys, shampoos, clothing and gift items.

Lucky Dog Pet Grooming
(909) 881-1277
1591 Carpenter St
San Bernardino, CA
 
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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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