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Morning Breeze Farm Critter Sitter
(301) 758-8422
Sykesville, MD
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Fur Paws Pet Care
(443) 631-5579
Baltimore, MD
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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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Puttin on the Dog, Inc
(410) 744-3776
28 Bloomsbury Ave.
Catonsville, MD
Description
Professional grooming services for dogs and cats performed by NDGA and PIJAC Certified groomers. We take pride in providing a fun atmosphere where you pet is truly pampered. We groom by appointment only. All new customers must have an initial consultation before an appointment is booked.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

SoBo Dog Daycare And Spa
(410) 539-7626
1624 Beason Street
Baltimore, MD
Description
We are a doggie daycare, we also offer overnights and grooming, Our groomer Jamie has over 8 years experience grooming dogs, she is a very committed groomer, We are making Appointments monday-friday 10:00am-5:00pm And Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm
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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, Pet Sitting Services

Sitting Pretty Dog Grooming Spa
(443) 804-4050
Rte 2
Brooklyn, MD
Description
Stress-free grooming with pick-up and drop service. Experienced and trained staff. Safety is our 1st concern.
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Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

PET EXPERTS Professional Pet Services, LLC
(410) 504-2422
Owings Mills, MD
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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God's Gift Pet Sitting Services LLC
(301) 831-5014
Mount Airy, MD
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Bark-N-Style
(410) 265-5807
8824A Dogwood Road
Windsor Mill, MD
Description
Bark-N-Style is a professional full service grooming salon that comes to you in the convenience of your driveway. We provide a friendly and enjoyable emvironment catering to all of your pets grooming needs. Evening and weekends appointments available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

All Sitting Pretty Spa
(443) 804-4050
Rte 2
Brooklyn, MD
Description
We pamper you & your pet with Stress Free grooming.We value the trust you place in us. All staff is trained, experienced, caring K9 handlers. All breds welcome. We pick-up & drop-off.

The Studio
(301) 661-2247
815 Notley Road
Silver Spring, MD
Description
All breed grooming in a quiet, cage free environment. The advantage of a small grooming operation is the custom services that we can offer. You will always know who is handling your dog at The Studio. This has particular advantage for puppies or geriatric dogs who may have special needs. All services are performed by appointment only. This allows us to concentrate on your dog's specific needs.

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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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