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Grrrs 'N Prrrs
(330) 696-0140
Akron, OH
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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SouthPaw Pet Sitting
(330) 310-8001
Akron, OH
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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The Groomery
(330) 371-4702
Poorman St SW
Navarre, OH
Description
The Groomery is a canine spa in Navarre, Ohio. We offer professional canine styling with attention to quality and AKC breed standard patterns. Each dog is pampered at our clean, modern salon with one-on-one attention in a relaxing and scenic country atmosphere.

Love-N-Care Dog Grooming
(330) 472-5380
19018 Fulton Rd
Marshallville, OH
Description
I offer a professional service with personalized care. My salon is not a "high production" facility. This means that your dog will be the only dog in my salon during your appointment. I am a certified dog groomer who has patience and performs a thorough groom.

Lemmo's Pet Grooming
(330) 456-7262
3025 25th St Nw
Canton, OH
 
Sarah Pauley
(330) 571-2471
Akron, OH
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, 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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Your Pet's Palace
(330) 477-2000
3110 Whipple Avenue NW
Canton, OH
Description
Your Pet's Palace is a full service pet spa that offers bath and grooming services. We also carry a wide selection of name brand toys, treats, beds, and every other item that your pets love. We are open Tuesday through Sunday and take major credit cards.

Paws Around Town
(330) 204-4030
4165 Boyscout Rd NE
Dover, OH
Description
A pleasant grooming experience for your dog or cat in the comfort of your home.I am a state certified grooming school graduate with 10 years experience.I use high quality all-natural shampoos and can groom all breeds and sizes.Call for appointment. Pick-up and delivery also available for grooming at my home.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Doggone Purr-fect Boarding & Grooming
(330) 479-0297
1414 Whipple Ave Nw
Canton, OH
 
Dilley's Dog Paw-Lor
(330) 478-5923
4600 Navarre Rd Sw
Canton, OH
 
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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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