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No Place Like Home Pet Sitting, Inc.
(910) 262-2369
Wilmington, NC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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House Call Mobile Pet Care
(910) 620-1284
serving Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach areas
Wilmington, NC

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Peachy Kleen Pet Grooming
(866) 55G-ROOM
118 Division Drive
Leland, NC
Description
Professional and Personal. 10 years experience in high-end salons. convenient location and flexible appointment times. Please visit our website for more information, or just call.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

House Call Mobile Pet Care
(910) 620-1284
306 F Ave
Kure Beach, NC
Description
mobile groomer , pet behavior training, Pet Sitting and Pet Walking. Experienced and Certified. Dogs are never tied or caged. Gentle grooming.

K & K's Pet Grooming Inc
(910) 397-0050
5028 Wrightsville Ave Ste C
Wilmington, NC

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All Paws Pet Sitters
(910) 233-5262
Leland, NC
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Le Spa De La Pooch
(910) 599-4059
7421 Alcoa Way
Wilmington, NC
Description
We offer full service grooming to all breeds of dogs and cats at the lowest price in town guaranteed. Our groomer is a certified dog and cat groomer and also certified for CPR and First Aid. Our services include, cut, wash, nails, ears, teeth, glands, and brushing. We also offer free grooming to qualifying dogs. All pets must be up to date on vaccines, in good health, and must be well behaved during groom. 9-6 Sun-Sat.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available

The Pet's Pal Inn
(910) 452-2424
3417 Merchant Ct.
Wilmington, NC
Description
The Pet?s Pal Inn is a client focused boarding kennel with full professional grooming services. We offer full baths with nail trim, ear cleaning and anal gland expression. Our furminator service significantly reduces your dog?s shedding and includes a full bath, conditioner, furminator treatment, nail trim, ear cleaning and anal gland expression. Teeth brushing/breath freshening is also offered.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services

K And K'S Pet Grooming Inc
(910) 397-0050
4012 Masonboro Loop Rd
Wilmington, NC
 
Dineen Animal Hospital
(910) 799-3400
1132 Floral Pkwy
Wilmington, NC
 
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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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