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Wagging Tails Pet Sitting & Mobile Pet Grooming Service LLC
(860) 621-7387
Southington, CT
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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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Pet Sitters International

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Groomin N Roomin Kennels, LLC
(860) 346-1242
130 Meriden Road
Middlefield, CT

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Sit and Stay Dog Grooming LLC
(203) 484-7297
1387 Middletown Ave.
Northford, CT
Description
My name is Valerie. My salon is a bright, clean, warm, and comfortable place for your dog. I offer many types of services. Your dog will enjoy an all natural bath, with a style clip that meets any AKC breed standard, or modified to meet YOUR standard. Call for a appointment today.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Little Shop Of Howlers LLC
(203) 288-3330
Little Shop Of Howlers LLC
Hamden, CT
Description
Treat your pet to a day at our luxury salon and spa. Along with our traditional packages of bath, brush, and haircut, we offer hot oil treatments, botanical scrubs, moisturizing treatment, essential oil aromatherapy, pawdicures, teeth freshening, color enhancing treatments, texturizing treatments, hand stripping, hand scissoring, creative colouring, and much more to pamper your pet. Come experience the difference a day at Little Shop can make!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Camelot Kennels, Inc.
(203) 879-4280
802 Boundline Road
Wolcott, CT
Description
We have a family owned and operated boarding kennel with a full service grooming shop on premisis. We have professional pet stylist's that are skilled in hair styling for dogs and cats of all breeds. You can rest assured our products are all hypoallergenic, natural and chemical free! We have a large selection of shampoos and conditioners to fit the needs of your pet. Call for an appointment Mon-Fri 8am-5pm or Sat 8am-3pm!
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Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Paws Pet Resort & Spa
(203) 250-7297
312 E. Johnson Ave.
Cheshire, CT

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Village Pet Spa
(203) 269-3554
220 North Colony St
Wallingford, CT
Description
Village Pet spa has been a leading salon and kennel for over 20 years. We specialize in all breeds and feline grooming and we are open 7 days a week. Drop off grooms as early as 6:30 M-F. We have early pick-ups for special needs pets. All groomers are trained by Rod who has been a leading groomer for over 30 years having owned his 1st salon at 16 years of age.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Keystone-Best Friends Pet Care
(203) 393-3126
227 Cheshire Rd
Bethany, CT
Description
Full grooming service for dogs & cats. We groom 7 days a week. Please call ahead of time for an apoointment with one of our seasoned groomers.
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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, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Country Dog Training LLC
(860) 621-7297
1177 West St.
Southington, CT
Description
We are a state of the art dog facility. Offering a full grooming salon. Kate and Lisa have ten years experience grooming. Country Dog uses the finest shampoo's and organic shampoo's for sensitive dogs. We are located at 1177 West St. Southington, CT Off of I-84. We also offer dog training and cage free daycare!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Poochie's Parlor
(203) 488-1425
365 East Main Street
East Haven, CT
Description
Pet safety and comfort is our primary concern. Your dog will recieve professional, personalized and uninterrupted attention from our professionally trained and certified groomers. We feature "state of the art" equipment for faster, safer grooming. Walk-up ramps for ease of use. Even stainless steel tubs and kennels for a more hygienic environment Ambient air cage drying only.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services

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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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