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Laundropet
(386) 255-2054
1523 Nova Road
Daytona Beach, FL
Description
A full service salon and boutique offering lots of love to your furry friends. Certified groomer on staff. Walk ins taken. Pick up and delivery service available. Open Tuesday-Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Tailblazers
(386) 409-9964
484 North Causeway
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Description
Owner Robin Muratore is a certified master groomer specializing in hand scissoring finishes resulting in beautiful long lasting haircuts. She disinfects between each dog and uses a clipper vac system to keep the blade cool. Only high quality organic shampoos are used and each one is mixed individually according to your dogs skin and coat. All pets are treated with love and care and every dog leaves looking like the best in show!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

PetSmart
(386) 254-7555
1900 WEST INTERNATIONAL SPEEDW
DAYTONA BEACH, FL

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Nails To Tails Pet Grooming
(386) 756-2767
101 Dunlawton Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL
 
Puppy Love Grooming
(386) 226-4000
206 Moore Ave Ste D
Daytona Beach, FL
 
Pauline's Pet Styling LLC
(386) 761-2991
5000 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. #6
Port Orange, FL
Description
Dog Grooming by an actual Appointment. Now, your grooming experience is not an all day affair. Drop Off your pet, go to lunch, shop or run a few errands and then your Pet will be ready. WHAT A CONCEPT! Finally, your pet will NOT be in a cage all day. We provide Professional Pet Styling and Upscale Products. Pauline is a 3 time award winning Best Around Groomer. Open Tuesday-Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services

Practical Puppy
(386) 734-6090
718 E New York Ave
Deland, FL
Description
Practical Puppy Dog and Cat Grooming business offers bathing, nail clipping, flea removal, and hair-cuts. Located in Downtown DeLand on Hwy 44, in Volusia County Florida. We are a 45 minute drive from Orlando right off I-4. We have a friendly staff and also offer pick-up and drop-off services.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Groomingtails Pet Resort & Spa
(386) 258-7297
307 Seabreeze Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL
 
Ocean'S Edge Animal Clinic
(386) 756-0600
101 Dunlawton Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL
 
Reigning Cats & Dogs Inc
(386) 760-6011
411 Ridge Blvd
Daytona Beach, 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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