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Fur Nanny Professional Pet and House Sitters LLC
(941) 315-1156
Sarasota, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Awesome Doggie Doos Grooming Spaw
(941) 758-3838
4710 53rd Ave East
Bradenton, FL
Description
A professional grooming spaw with a doggie day care center in a playroom enviroment. We are a family owned and operated establishment that uses only all natural and organic products to pamper your pet. Lots of love too. Grooming appointments available Tue thru Sat with limited walk in service available. Day care hours are 8:00 to 5:30 Tue thru Fri.We do teacups to Xlarge dogs, and toe nail clippings to full grooms.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Lisa's Pet Grooming
(941) 739-3531
1518A Florida Blvd
Bradenton, FL
Description
Pet grooming with a personal touch. Dogs groomed on appointment basis, only stay for 1 1/2-2 hours. Free play area or kennels while they stay. Offering grooming on all breeds, big or small. Well behaved kitties too! Open 8-5 everyday but wednesday and sunday.
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, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

metro pet salon inc
(941) 955-7701
420 Central Ave
Sarasota, FL
Description
We do all fluff drying, no cageing and do a lot of hand scissoring. Busy all year round. Show quality grooming.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Lucylock's Pet Styling & Boutique
941-929-PAWS (7297)
7119 S. Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL
Description
Award Winning grooming. State-of-the-art studio servng all breeds. We use all natural products.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services

Animal Caregivers Pet Sitters
(941) 448-9521
Anna Maria, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Angel Paws Doggie Day Spa
(941) 708-9679
1010 Carlton Arms Blvd
Bradenton, FL
Description
The alternative for discriminating pet owners; we are a full service grooming salon that offers award winning grooming/ show dog grooming background. In addition, we provide extras to pamper your pet like fluffy beds, toys, dog walksand soft music in a clean and comfortable environment. Our goal is to make your pet beautiful and happy. Treat your best friend to a day at the spa.
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, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Alicia's Grooming
(941) 383-1717
4134 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
Description
Loving, Personal Care for Your Dog! Grooming, boarding, and pet sitting services available! Located Conveniently at Mid-Longboat Key: Harbour Square, 4134 Gulf of Mexico Drive, #210, Longboat Key, FL 34228. Call for an appointment and information.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

Happy Dog Pet Salon
(941) 330-4270
5636 Lawton Drive
Sarasota, FL
Description
Our groomers have over 20 years experience. All breed grooming. Exceptional quality. All natural products. Beautiful, spa atmosphere for your pet. We are located next door to Frisky Business Doggie Daycare and Boarding. Right off of Clark Road between McIntosh and Sawyer Road. We put the "WOW" in Bow Wow!!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Shear Heaven Dog Grooming
(941) 744-5200
2611 9th St E
Bradenton, FL
 
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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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