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Eco Dog Mobile Grooming
(801) 897-3237
623 Holly Haven Circle
Murray, UT

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Nancy's K-9 Clips
(801) 302-0758
2609 W 13760 S
Riverton, UT
Description
Committed to a Personalized and professional grooming expereice for your dog. By appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Claire's Canine Cuts
(801) 280-1083
7544 South Bridle Creek Dr.
West Jordan, UT
Description
All Breed professional dog grooming in the comfort of my home. Over 10 years of experience in the industry, as well as a licensed Veterinary Technician. Specialize in scissor trims, however any style of clip/bath can be accomodated. Available evenings and weekends, by appointment only. Committed to ensuring that the grooming experience for your pet is first rate.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Pesky Pooches, LLC
(801) 571-0705
12356 South 900 East
Draper, UT
Description
We are a full service up-scale pet spa in the Salt Lake City area. We offer a variety of Spa packages to pamper your pet Our Master Groomer, Lisa Hull, has over 28 years experience in the pet grooming industry and insures quality of grooming.

It's Reigning Cats and Dogs. Inc.
(801) 487-1005
1604 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Description
Grooming by profesionals. Head groomer / manager is Mary Pyle, Certified Master Groomer-IPG, and Certified Kennel Operator-ABKA. Sister / owner is Irva McDougald, Certified Groomer-IPG and Certfied Kennel Operator - ABKA We have over 60 years of combined experience. Cats are a specialty.

Paw Paw's Self Serve Dog Wash & Boutique
(801) 531-4200
624 S. 300 W.
Salt Lake City, UT

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The Dog Father Groomery
(801) 654-2580
1648 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT
Description
A full service groomery offering the most skilled and knowledgeable grooming in the Valley. Eric Taylor the owner has groomed some of the top show Dogs in their respective breeds for years and the valleys most beloved pets

Becky's Dog Grooming
(801) 915-6661
996 Well Spring Rd Apt. 21M
Midvale, UT
Description
I am an avid animal lover and have been grooming professionally for 8 years. I will do any sort of hair cut. I will even do show style cuts. But will not do show cuts on show dogs. I can only take in small to medium dogs at this time. By appointment only. Will groom dogs and cats into the evening. Last appointment is at 7pm.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services

Paw's Galore Pet Retreat
(801) 856-0214
4481 South 4280 West
Salt Lake City, UT
Description
At Paw's Galore we provide a quiet clean and relaxed atmosphere to make your pet feel at home. We provide a safe and comfortable enviroment for all of dog and cat grooming needs. We graduated from Utah Pet Grooming Academy and would like to make your pet look and feel great. Open Monday - Saturday & have some evening appointments available.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Show Grooming Services

Dirty Johnson's Dog Wash, Grooming and Pet Sitting
(801) 486-0683
2823 South 2300 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Description
Dirty Johnson's is the premier Dog Wash, Grooming and Pet Sitting company in Salt Lake City. Established in 2005, we pride ourselves on having a clean and friendly environment and using the highest quality products. Call, check out our website, or stop in today! Both you and your dog will love Dirty Johnson?s!

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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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