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Platinum Pet Service
(734) 737-0363
Plymouth, MI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Paw Print Inn Pet Resort & Spa
(248) 615-8500
41249 Vincenti Ct
Novi, MI

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A Clean Cut Pup
(248) 974-9308
30906 Bramley Cir
New Hudson, MI
Description
I have been a pet care professional for 21 years. I only use the best quality shampoos and conditioners. I offer complete grooming services for all breeds at affordable prices. We offer your pet pampering, tender loving care and respect. Treating them as if they are a part of the family while they are in A clean cut pups care. Evening and Sunday grooming is available by appointment. Open Monday-Saturday
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

U Lucky Dog Pet Salon
(810) 231-3304
5586 E-M36
Pinckney, MI
Description
We have been pampering pets for over 20 years. We take great pride in offering our customers professional grooming services that are speicific to your breed of dog.Day,evening and weekend appointments are available. Open Monday-Saturday.

Li'l Nell's Pet Salon, Self-serve Petwash & Doggie Daycare
(248) 926-8841
1320 South Commerce
Walled Lake, MI
Description
Li'l Nell's is a unique NO CAGE grooming salon. Dogs have full run of the salon and doggie daycare center while here. Self-serve pet wash available -all supplies provided. Pick up and delivery also available.

Li'l Nell's Pet Salon, Self-serve Pet wash & Doggie Daycare Center
(248) 926-8841
1320 South Commerce
Walled Lake, MI

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Aussie Pet Mobile - Western Wayne County
(734) 730-2242
37452 Hills Tech Drive
Farmington Hills, MI

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Canine Express Mobile Grooming
(517) 545-7646
2336 Argentine RD
Howell, MI
Description
I am a full service mobile groomer with over 25 years of experience of pet and show grooming. We only use the finest botanical all natural shampoos. Small and medimum size breeds only--Sorry NO cats.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Livestock Grooming services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

The Silver Bone Pet Styling Salon
(248) 889-7222
2309 N. Duck Lake Rd
Highland, MI
Description
Our experienced staff are committed to the health and welfare of your pets.Specializing in hand scissoring.We only use all natural products. We have over 18 years experience in the industry. We are a full service salon.Pick-up and delivery available. Open Monday - Saturday.

Micki's Pet Palace
(248) 698-9200
9135 Highland Road
White Lake, MI
Description
11 years experience has our groomer Micki. she is dedicated to bringer her costumers dog and cat alike, the cleanest, safest, and most tranquil environment available to her. All shampoos and cleaning products are all natural and all things that are provided, are provided with love and care!!

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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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