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Erin's Pet Grooming
(717) 755-4103
614 Kreutz Creek Rd
York, PA
Description
Cats, dogs and small animals. Bully breeds OK.Problem pets OK. Full service groom. Bath,clip,nails, teeth, anal glands, deflea and deskunk.I give individual attention during private appts.No mass drop offs, no cage dryers, no one size fits all cut or treatment.Flexible hours, easy to get in.By appointment only. Located just 1 mile off US 30 Hellam exit.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Best FURends Grooming
(717) 412-8470
106 Rife Street
Middletown, PA
Description
Complete grooming care for your dog or cat with over 10 years experience.Yor pet gets a lot of love and one on one time while they are in my care.A hometown grooming salon where you and your pet will enjoy being treated like one of my own.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Just 4 Petz
(717) 330-9200
1103 Williamsburg Rd
Lancaster, PA
Description
Our groomer and owner, Cyndi Cox, is committed to providing convenient, one-on-one professional pet care for your dog or cat at your home or office, while always keeping their pet's best interest and safety as her priority. Providing a relaxed, low-stress environment to ensure your dog or cat's comfort puts Just 4 Petz a bark above the rest! Daytime Appointments available, Monday thru Friday, serving Lancaster and surrounding communities.

Puppy Tails
(717) 741-9190
292 Dew Drop Rd
York, PA
 
Yorkshire Animal Hospital
(717) 755-4935
3434 E Market
York, PA
 
Shelly's Pampered Pets
(717) 880-4071
172 S Broad St
York, PA
Description
Can currently do most dogs in my home. Please call or email to set up a time - very flexible - can also offer pick up and delivery within a 10 mile radius at no extra charge!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Tail Chasers Grooming
(717) 259-7024
503 West King Street
East Berlin, PA
Description
A complete full service grooming shop with a General Store feel. A complete line of products for your pet as well. Over 16 years experience, hours by appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services

Wags Wash and Groom Spa
(717) 517-8615
146 College Avenue
Lancaster, PA
Description
WAGS offers friendly full service dog grooming at reasonable prices in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Because WAGS is a small shop you won?t get lost in the shuffle and your dog will be treated like family.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Lincolnway East Grooming Shop
(717) 755-4935
E3434 Mkt
York, PA
 
Morgan'S Paws Pet Care Center
(717) 755-9544
305 Hill St
York, PA
 

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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