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K-9 Club
(816) 679-4073
Mission, KS
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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4 Paws of Love
(816) 200-0213
Kansas City, MO
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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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Devo's Pet Grooming
(816) 510-3610
5654 Merriam Drive
Shawnee, KS
Description
My name is Devin and as an experienced pet groomer I offer full dog grooming services including full kennel cuts (full body), patterns and scissor trimming, etc. I work every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Empire Pets Salon and Boutique
(913) 236-5318
Empire Pets Salon & Boutique
Mission, KS
Description
We are a full service salon and boutique. Experienced groomers offering individual care and grooming. Full line of natural food and treats; and other boutique items. Our goal is to creat an atmosphere making the grooming experience a pleasant one. Stop for a visit Mon-Sat. Appointments please.

Jazzy Pet Spa, llc
(816) 517-7349
7101 Sterling Avenue
Kansas City, MO
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Pet Spa comfort delivered. Electric grooming table lifts to tub for a gentle,warm,hydro-jet bath.Rejuvenate your pet with our complete custom spa treatment, including trim. Reduces shedding,condition skin and coat. Choose a free upgrade, including photo. Give us a call and let us do the rest.Open 8-8, 7 days a week.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Show Grooming Services

Critter Sitter Connection, LLC
(816) 454-8862
Kansas City, MO
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Simply Wonderful Petsitting
(816) 550-1317
Kansas City, MO
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pooches
(913) 631-7297
12301 Johnson Dr.
Shawnee, KS
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Professional dog grooming, self service dog wash, dog bakery and pet boutique.

Cutting Edge Mobile Grooming
(913) 548-3663
Olathe
Olathe, KS
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We come to you. We save you time and save your pet stress from being in unfamiliar surroundings. We are a full service salon in the convenience of your driveway.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Show Grooming Services

PetSmart
(913) 248-9300
15200 SHAWNEE MISSION PARKWAY
SHAWNEE, KS

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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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