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Dog's Best Friend - Speros Enterprises, LLC.
(813) 814-2223
Tampa, FL
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Wags and Wiggles,Inc
(813) 269-7387
Tampa, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Creature Comfort
(813) 968-0472
Tampa, FL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Grooming By Candace
(813) 230-2475
2306 Oaklane Road
Valrico, FL
Description
Brandon - Valrico, FL area, full-service professional pet grooming for all breeds & sizes. Special offer for pets recently adopted from Hillsborough County Animal Services. Please call for appointment 813- 230-2474

Gorgeous Growlers, inc
(813) 766-2061
Gorgeous Growlers
Seffner, FL
Description
Mobile Groomer/Former Instructor providing an all inclusive grooming service. Pets that are easily stressed or have health problems benefit from this unique service. Extra clean state of the art equipment. Every client will be dried with a fresh towel, no towel sharing.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Kelly's Critter Sitters
(813) 831-1826
Tampa, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Secure Home Solutions Pet Care
(813) 874-7387
Tampa, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Flyin Fur
(813) 802-9361
Brandon
Brandon, FL
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We are a full service spa for dogs of all breeds and sizes. We also offer home style cage free boarding and daycare to a maximum of three dogs at a time. We use only the highest quality shampoos, conditioners, and colognes that are American made, environmentally friendly, contain no alcohol or detergents, are biodegradable, nontoxic, pesticide-free, and are pH balanced for your dogs skin. We proudly use and recommend B3 Salon Products.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

A Cross Town Pet Care, LLC
(813) 482-8999
1203 High Hammock Dr. #202
Tampa, FL
Description
We drive to your door! We are an upscale mobile grooming business that uses all natural products. We have over twenty years experience of working professionally and personally with animals both large and small. Please call or visit the website, www.crosstownpetcare.com for more details.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services

Pretty Pups Pet Grooming
(813) 677-8987
10112 Cowley Road
Riverview, FL
Description
Grooming shop with 2 groomers offering full grooming, boarding, retail products. Grooming done by appointment.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

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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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