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Rebecca Fry Hopkins
(440) 829-3808
Berea, OH
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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The Lab Lady Dog Grooming Service
(440) 748-6404
33023 Woodstone Circle
North Ridgeville, OH
My love for animals drew me to become a certified dog groomer. I will give your pet the utmost personalized care and grooming while keeping in mind safety is my number one priority. I use only organic, hypo allergenic and tearless products. Evening and weekend appointments available.

Creature Comforts Pet Styling Salon
(440) 895-9676
18839 Canyon Road
Cleveland, OH
As President of the Professional Cat Grooming Association our head groomer is THE CAT groomer in the western suburbs. This CLEAN - PRIVATE AND QUIET homebased salon is perfect for your loved one.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Pampered Puppies Kennel
(216) 252-6858
3260 W 121 Street
Cleveland, OH
A full service salon and kennel offering dog and cat grooming as well as boarding and daycare for dogs. Your pet will be pampered by our groomer Brenda Holtz. Brenda is wonderful and gentle with each pet and makes them feel comfortable through their salon experience. We are open Tuesday thru Saturday.

Lucky Dogz Grooming
440-309-0856 -or- 216-661-9600
Lucky Dogz Grooming & Boarding
Cleveland, OH
In a comfortable cage free or caged setting your pet will be groomed stress-free and be back home in less than 3 hours. I take the time and care to make sure your best friend looks and feels their best-all at a great price! Vet referred by Dr. Hart on Memphis Ave. I offer senior discounts special appointments. I also board and doggysit for my customers.
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

The Spotted Dog Pet Salon, LLC
(440) 934-4004
37140 Colorado Ave
Avon, OH
An all breed grooming salon with over 14 years experience. Both dogs and cats welcome. In and out grooming, great for nervous pets making it stress free and a happy place to be. Full Grooming includes haircut, bath, toenails trimmed and ears cleaned. Special shampoos and teethbrushing available upon request. Open Mon,Tues,Wed,Thurs,Fri,Sat Every other Sun. Evening appointments are available upon request. Hope to see you and your pet soon.

Tip of the Tail Grooming Salon
(440) 777-9624
23844 Lorain Rd.
North Olmsted, OH
This is a full service salon specializing in the grooming of dogs and cats. Your pet will receive superior care. Open Tuesdays 12pm-8pm and Wed-Sat 9am-5pm. Walk-ins welcome for nail trims. Pick up and delivery available for a small fee.

Classy K-9z Pet Boutique & Spa
(216) 476-4848
4076 Rocky River Dr.
Cleveland, OH
Groomer with 22 years experience. We treat your pet like one of our own. Your dog or cat is done in 2 hours or less. We have a stressfree environment and offer cage-free grooming. We also offer a gourmet dog bakery, have a full line of collars and leashes, pet treats, shampoos, & toys.

Lucky Dogz Grooming & Boarding
(216) 661-9600
4183 Ridge Rd.
Cleveland, OH
Lucky Dogz grooming & Boarding - Salon and Vacation Spot for Dogz & Catz!! We offer grooming, boarding, self-serve dog wash, doggy day care, retail sales & gourmet bakery!! We are here to make your pet happy & healthy in every way! Caring and professional groomers at your service.

Pampered Pet Grooming
(440) 458-8755
2105 Grafton Rd.
Grafton, OH
A full service grooming shop that is operated by an experienced and school certified pet groomer. All breed dogs and cats groomed to your specification. Operating 7 days a week by appointment.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

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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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