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Waggin West Kennels and Grooming Center
(928) 344-4788
2887 East 14th Street
Yuma, AZ
Description
We are a grooming an boarding business that has service the yuma area for 27 yrs.Only kennels in the area to have indoor/outdoor runs.Our salon an our professional groomers have the highest standards of grooming,making sure your pet has a enjoyable stay.We scissor finish every groom.Our boarding staff is constantly making your pet feel like it never left home.Owner lives on premises.pick up an delivery service is also available. Mon-Fri.

PetSmart
(928) 329-7291
1460 S. YUMA PALMS PARKWAY, U
YUMA, AZ

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Sophia'S Dog House
(928) 726-0289
860 E 24th St
Yuma, AZ
 
Petsmart
(928) 329-8218
1460 S Yuma Palms Pkwy
Yuma, AZ
 
A Puppy Love Pet Grooming Llc
(928) 539-0000
998 W 16th St
Yuma, AZ
 
Bowzers Body Shop Pet Grooming
(928) 343-2406
1190 South Avenue C
Yuma, AZ
Description
Our happy atmosphere and grooming that is done patiently and properly will have your pet looking its best. we have been in business since October 1984 and come highly recommended by our vets and customers. we are open from Monday - Friday 7:30 to 5:30
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Waggin West Kennels & Grooming Center
(928) 344-4788
2883 E 14th St
Yuma, AZ
 
Leedale Grooming
(928) 345-2300
9467 E Spur Dr
Yuma, AZ
 
Dog Spa
(928) 782-4434
4500 W 8th St
Yuma, AZ
 
Dog 'N Cat House
(928) 782-3647
901 S Orange Ave
Yuma, AZ
 
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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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