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Four Paws Orlando
(321) 332-7434
Windermere, FL
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Dog Training, 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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Central Bark Dog Grooming
(352) 638-4671
10807 Via Capri Lane
Clermont, FL
Description
Flexible hours available. Cash or checks. Stress free atmosphere. No waiting in cages. Your pet Is groomed and ready for you within 90 Minutes. Shed Less treatments, medicated, oatmeal baths. Grooming in a comfortable home environment.Emphasis on your pet's heatlth, safety and comfort. Teethbrushed. Hand dried. Member of the National Dog Groomer Association Of America. All breeds. Trained in K-9 CPR.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Bark Avenue Inc.
(352) 383-7570
17855 U.S. Hwy. 441
Mount Dora, FL
Description
Established in 1993. Full service grooming with retail. Owner is a National Certified Master groomer thru NDGAA.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Doggie D' Tails Dog Grooming
(352) 551-5611
610 Tangerine St.
Tavares, FL
Description
Certified Master Dog Groomer.3rd genration dog groomer. One on one with your baby. Stress free. Its a home awawy from home!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Stacey's Groom 'N' Room
(407) 877-8883
555 W Plant St
Winter Garden, FL

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RubyRed's Pet Sitting & Services
(352) 383-3599
Mount Dora, FL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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SIT. STAY. Doggie Spa
(352) 978-0050
624 West Highway 50
Clermont, FL
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We are a pet & earth friendly spa that offers a cage free environment for your doggie. We offer an array of special treatments to pamper your dog from head to paw. Only all natural & chemical free products are used on your pet and throughout the spa. SIT. STAY. Doggie Spa has pick-up / drop-off services, Tuesday and Thursday late evening hours and early Saturday hours to meet your needs. Walk-in are always welcome.
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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, Show Grooming Services

Doggie D' Tails Mobile Dog Grooming
(352) 551-5611
610 Tangerine St.
Tavares, FL
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Stress free grooming that's one on one, no cages, free love!I come to you. Serving Lake County for 16 years. 352-551-5611
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Adorable Animals Pet Grooming
(352) 242-2440
16616 Oklahoma St
Clermont, FL

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PetSmart
(407) 905-9955
3077 DANIELS RD
WINTER GARDEN, 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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