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Yuppee Puppee & Co.
(216) 407-0117
Brecksville, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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The Barkley-Pet Hotel & Day Spa
(440) 248-2275
27349 Miles Rd.
Orange Village, OH

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UDirty Dog, U Wash Dog Wash LLC
(440) 442-9637
5199 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, OH
Description
U Dirty Dog provides a comfortable, safe, friendly, and FUN facility for those who prefer to bathe their own dogs, but hate the hassle and mess it creates at home. We provide everything you need to bathe your dog then, we clean the mess! We also offer full service Dog Grooming by experienced professionals who will treat your dogs with the same kindness they are accustomed to in your own home.

Lucky Dogz Grooming
440-309-0856 -or- 216-661-9600
Lucky Dogz Grooming & Boarding
Cleveland, OH
Description
In a comfortable cage free or caged setting your pet will be groomed stress-free and be back home in less than 3 hours. I take the time and care to make sure your best friend looks and feels their best-all at a great price! Vet referred by Dr. Hart on Memphis Ave. I offer senior discounts special appointments. I also board and doggysit for my customers.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pampered Puppies Kennel
(216) 252-6858
3260 W 121 Street
Cleveland, OH
Description
A full service salon and kennel offering dog and cat grooming as well as boarding and daycare for dogs. Your pet will be pampered by our groomer Brenda Holtz. Brenda is wonderful and gentle with each pet and makes them feel comfortable through their salon experience. We are open Tuesday thru Saturday.

Rebecca Fry Hopkins
(440) 829-3808
Berea, OH
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Barking Broadway
(440) 449-3230
5199 Mayfield Rd
Cleveland, OH
Description
Professional full service pet grooming salon and spa. Specializing in hand scissoring and creative styling. Open Monday-Saturday.

Yuki's
(216) 392-1884
13503 Wolf Ave
Cleveland, OH
Description
Grooming school graduate, skilled professional owner who will make every effort to ensure your pet enjoys the grooming procedure they deserve with affordable prices. they will given first class service include massage, nail trimming.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Lucky Dogz Grooming & Boarding
(216) 661-9600
4183 Ridge Rd.
Cleveland, OH
Description
Lucky Dogz grooming & Boarding - Salon and Vacation Spot for Dogz & Catz!! We offer grooming, boarding, self-serve dog wash, doggy day care, retail sales & gourmet bakery!! We are here to make your pet happy & healthy in every way! Caring and professional groomers at your service.

A Dog's Dream
(440) 845-2681
6132 State Road
Cleveland, OH
Description
Hi! I have been grooming for 30 years, and enjoy and love it. I groom dogs and cats. I try to treat your pet like one of my own. I do offer limited pick up and delivery.

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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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