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Kristi's Barking Boutique
(810) 686-4803
Kristi's Barking Boutique
Mount Morris, MI
Description
I am graduate of Pooch's Pooches grooming school and have been grooming for over 19 years and worked for a veterinarian for 12 years. I will provide a very warm, loving, personal attention atmosphere. Your dog will be given first class service which includes nails, anal glands, ear cleaning, bath and preferred style. Hand scissoring available. I welcome all breeds and sizes. Open Monday-Thursday By appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Dirty Paws Pet Grooming
(810) 658-8613
Dirty Paws Pet Grooming
Davison, MI
Description
Hometown grooming in Davison Michigan! Complete, affordable grooming for all pets. Free cuddles and kisses to each animal customer! Senior discounts and pick-up/delivery if needed. Call for an appointment 658-8613!! Some evenings available. FUR-urminator Shed Less provider also!
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Dazzling Dogs Pet Grooming
(810) 606-0944
4501 E. Hill Rd
Grand Blanc, MI
Description
Owner/groomer, A. Thompson, has years of experience grooming dogs and cats. The salon has as modern equipment and uses all natural shampoos and conditoners, matched to your pets needs. We strive to provide a pleasant, high quality grooming experience and can offer basic guidelines for the feeding, at home maintenance and training of your pet. A vet is on the premises for your convienence.

Bark Avenue Pet Salon
(810) 250-0536
G5519 Richfield Rd
Flint, MI
 
Bubbles & Bows Grooming Salon
(810) 234-7772
3111 Corunna Rd
Flint, MI
 
K-9 CUTS
(989) 624-6241
11970 Gera Rd Bldg #4
Birch Run, MI
Description
Professional all breed grooming, 2 certified groomers, TLC for your pets. since 1996. Open Tue-Sat.

Doggy Diva's n Dudes Day Spa
(810) 496-3641
5765 Stanley Road
Columbiaville, MI
Description
13 years of quality pet care experience and pure love for your dog set us aside from the rest. I will do anything I can to give your dogs the best grooming experience possible. All services available. Pick up and delivery upon request. Call for an appointment today.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

Doggy Depot Grooming Salon
(810) 687-7387
317 W Vienna St
Clio, MI

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Michael'S All Breeds Pet Grooming
(810) 732-3072
5296 Reubin St
Flint, MI
 
West Flint Animal Hospital
(810) 732-3930
1500 S Elms Rd
Flint, MI
 
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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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MI Equine Law

Michigan

Under the Michigan equine activity liability act, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from the inherent risk of the equine activity.  (Sign posting required.)