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South Hill Pet Nanny
(509) 869-1786
Spokane, WA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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The Yuppy Puppy, LLC.
(509) 467-8221
9425 N. Newport Hwy.
Spokane, WA
Description
"The Yuppy Puppy" is a unique concept in pet pampering for discerning pet owners who like their puppy pretty but don't like the mess of a home-shampooing.

Dog Haven, LLC
(509) 276-2565
6297 Sundown Rd.
Newman Lake, WA
Description
A full service salon, boarding kennel, and training facility offering personal, interactive care with each dog that comes through our door. Please tell us how to make your dog feel at home. We do full grooms, bath/brushouts, pawdicures (nail trims), and in-between trim ups. We are happy to offer advice for at home care of your dog, just call with your questions!

All Creatures Grooming
(509) 483-0447
4107 N. Division
Spokane, WA
 
Laundrapet
(509) 326-0522
5507 N Alberta St
Spokane, WA

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Quality Pet Care
(509) 328-3117
2115 W. Grace Ave.
Spokane, WA
Description
We are newly in the Spokane Area. I have been grooming since 1990 in Denver, CO. Decided to move closer to grandkids. I'm very flexable with hours and days to be open. I am here for my clients and will do whatever it takes to make both ends of the leash comfortable. We want everyone to leave happy and wagging tails. Call to set up a time to meet you & your furry friend. We look forward to talking with you. Petsitting is also available
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Excel Grooming Salon
(509) 474-9513
8702 N. Division St.
Spokane, WA
Description
Our salon is a new facility. We have 25 years of experience and we are very passionate about the safety and needs of your pet. We groom all breeds and we provide free grooming consultation.

Dogtown Co
(509) 534-4880
518 S Thor St
Spokane, WA
Hours
M-F 9AM-7PMS 10AM-5PM

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Dee's Dog Grooming
(509) 325-0017
3809 N Walnut St
Spokane, WA
 
Pink Poodle Pets & Grooming
(509) 590-2936
3209 N Monroe
Spokane, WA
 
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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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