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Dog Gone Walking & Pet Pals
(530) 665-6223
Woodland, CA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Splash Hound USA Self Serve Dog Wash & Supply
(916) 372-9274
1349 Merkley Ave
West Sacramento, CA
Description
Got a dirty dog? Chasing him around the yard with a garden hose?Then you'll love SplashHound USA,West Sacramento's only self-serve dog wash. You'll save time, money & mess while spending some quality time with your pooch! We provide you with all the tools you need to wash, dry & groom your dog at a fraction of the price of a full-service groomer.Best of all, you leave the mess for us to clean up.

Petstyles
(916) 334-9700
7446 Watt Avenue
North Highlands, CA
Description
Petstyles provides a clean and quiet atsmosphere for your dog. Using state-of-the-art equipment we offer professional all breed grooming, hydro massage bathing, traditional breed/custom creative styling and deshedding. Our hours are exclusively by appointment only, Tuesday-Saturday. Large breeds limited to Saturdays only.

Shari'S Pet Grooming
(530) 662-3676
158 1/2 1st St
Woodland, CA
 
Linda'S Pet Grooming
(530) 400-7568
1325 Leo Way
Woodland, CA
 
Pets First!
(530) 795-0516
Winters, CA
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, 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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A Purrfect Groomer
(916) 372-7288
1016 Jefferson Blvd.
West Sacramento, CA
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A Purrfect Groomer is family owned and operated business. Our love for each other is equally matched by trying to improving the quality of life for our pets.

Belegant Pet Grooming
(916) 519-3579
2501 Avalon Drive
Sacramento, CA
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Professional dog, cat, guinea pig, and rabbit grooming for all breeds at your convenience. Your Pets Home Away from Home! B Elegant Pet Grooming has been in business since 1965 and is an affordable, reliable, responsible grooming, training, and boarding facility for household pets at their home-away-from-home. The clean, air-conditioned and secure quarter acre facility is conveniently located in Sacramento.
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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, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Lincoln Avenue Groomers
(530) 662-7387
175 W Main St
Woodland, CA
 
Shari's Pet Grooming
(530) 662-3676
158 1/2 1ST St
Woodland, CA

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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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