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Custom Grooming & Hometown Pet Care
(920) 568-9107
Fort Atkinson, WI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pampered Pup Spa
(262) 723-2275
201 W Evergreen Parkway
Elkhorn, WI
Description
We offer two options to serve you better! Salon or Mobile grooming. We feature full service professional grooming for your companion. Try us and you'll agree with what our customers always say "That's the best my dog has ever looked"

The Canine Company
(262) 728-0199
4157 Industrial Court
Delavan, WI
Description
Welcome to our establishment! We groom, train and board dogs of various sizes, and specialize in fine grooming of small and medium dogs, especially purebreds. Custom grooming of Poodles & Terriers, all sizes. By appointment only, please.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

PetSmart
(262) 740-0011
2113 E GENEVA ST
DELAVAN, WI

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Carol's Canine Creations
(608) 754-5390
3438 E Rotamer Rd
Janesville, WI

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Mary's Dog Grooming
(262) 723-4151
1950 North Wisconsin St.
Elkhorn, WI
Description
Mary's Dog Grooming is a State of the art grooming salon. I have been grooming for over 25 years and offer a clean, quiet, and relaxed attmosphere. My salon offers a short turn around time meaning that your dog will NOT stay all day most stay a minimum of 2 hours to a maximum of 4 hrs. I give each pet individual attention.

The Canine Company, K9CO,LLC
(262) 728-0199
4157 Industrial Court
Delavan, WI
Description
Professional grooming, boarding and training services are offered in our clean, well-kept facility by the owner who has been in business over 4 decades and still loves working with dogs and their people! All services are by appointment, as our Vet says shot records are required, including Bordetella to prevent kennel cough. We do everything we can to keep all the dogs healthy & safe. Kindness to all is our top priority! Friendly & welcoming.
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Mary Groomer Pet Salon
(608) 868-1580
133 Parkview Dr
Milton, WI

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Bubbles & Bows Pet Grooming & Animal Supplies Inc
(608) 741-9090
3280 S US Highway 51
Janesville, WI
 
All Creatures Small Animal Hospital
(608) 741-7064
3434 E Milwaukee St
Janesville, WI
 
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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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