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Your Grl Friday
(360) 731-4581
Poulsbo, WA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Elite Pet Care
(480) 620-9790
Seattle, WA
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Oscar Paws Pet Sitters
(206) 767-6882
Seattle, WA
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The Paw Spa
(360) 377-0399
6710 B Kitsap Way
Bremerton, WA
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The Paw Spa is dedicated to clients and their dogs and/or cats. I provide only the highest quality care and products for a very affordable fee. I enjoy all breeds grooming both large and small breeds. Come see what people are bragging about.

PJ's Paws and Claws Grooming
(206) 281-9663
3320 W McGraw St. #3
Seattle, WA
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Pamper your pet with professional all-breed grooming in our safe, clean and tranquil salon. Schedule your appointment today.

Spoiled Rotten Pet Sitting LLC
(253) 381-1736
Burley, WA
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Magic Whiskers Cat Sitting
(206) 518-7148
Seattle, WA
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Bed, Bath, Biscuit
(360) 697-7297
22135 Woodward Way NW
Poulsbo, WA
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Grooming need not be a hair-raising experience for you or your pet. At Bed, Bath Biscuit my gentle ways will leave your pet not only looking good but feeling good too. I specialize in hand scissor trims and extreme makeovers with individual styling. And if your traveling and simply can't take your pet with you we provide a home away from home.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

The Fluffy Ruff Dog Spa
(206) 842-3599
344 Tormey Lane NE
Bainbridge Island, WA
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Our mission is to offer quality dog grooming, in a safe and compassionate environment. Every pet is a unique individual that deserves to look his or her best. For some, this is targeted to be as close to the AKC breed profile as possible. For some, the pattern may need to be modified for the comfort of the dog, or owner preferences. Award-winning pet stylist and National Certified Master Groomer, Julie Rust, also offers hand stripping and shedless services.

Canine Groomers
(206) 801-7366
Canine Groomers
Seattle, WA
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We are a full service all breed grooming salon located in Shoreline Wa., near Seattle. All our products are natural and organic, we offer one on one service, no kennel drying at all, most dogs done in 2 hours or less, no stress for your best friend. By appointment only. Please visit our web site for more information.Get $10.00 off per dog on your first grooming.

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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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