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Penny's Pals Pet Setting Service
(941) 661-1448
Port Charlotte, FL
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pink Pet Salon
(941) 697-3000
4880 Placida Rd.
Englewood, FL
Description
Allow us to pamper your pet. twenty years experience, offering express service,pick up and drop off service & varieties of shampoos. We also pledged to give a portion of our proceeds to cancer charities.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Happy Puppy Pet Spa
(941) 479-3083
728 Shamrock Blvd
Venice, FL
Description
We handle your pet like one of our own in a clean, fun and relaxed family atmosphere. We can comfort your pet during his stay in the spa in large ventilated cages, playpens, or playroom. Each pooch will receive Hug?s, Kiss?s and Belly Rubs at no additional cost.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

The Artful Groomer & The Artful Canine
(941) 240-1686
2540 Pickard Lane
North Port, FL
Description
The Artful Groomer is a cage-free and creative home-based grooming salon. Our personalized full-service salon will deliver a great groom and low stress experience for your dog!
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

Laurels Pet Grooming
(941) 637-3858
429 San Carlos Dr.
Punta Gorda, FL
Description
Small dogs are my speciality.I have been doing grooming for many years in PuntaGorda, Florida and take great pride in my work.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Waggin' Tails Pet Sitting
(315) 694-6906
Port Charlotte, FL
Services
House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pets du Soleil Grooming Salon
(941) 460-0386
Pets du Soleil Grooming Salon & Boutique
Englewood, FL
Description
Pets du Soleil is geared toward professional grooming as well as impeccable customer service. We offer full service dog and cat grooming, toothbrushing, nail polishing and a variety of pet essentials. Salon hours are Tuesday-Friday from 8:30-4 and Saturday by appointment only. Pets do not stay all day. 4 hour max.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services

Shearer' Grooming Salon
(941) 488-1549
525 E. Venice Ave.
Venice, FL
Description
We are Shearer's Grooming Salon. Catherine Shearer owner has her certf from the Florida School of Dog Grooming and is a member of the National Dog Grooming Association of America. Catherine takes great pride in her salon. We are a salon with a difference we give love and kindness as well as a great groom.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Paws Dog Grooming
(941) 258-3647
3681 tamiami Trail Unit C
Port Charlotte, FL
Description
Paws Dog Grooming is proud to provide the residents of Port Charlotte with the utmost quality in Pet Grooming, we are able to combine our Dog Daycare with our Dog Grooming services to create an experience your pet will love.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Pets Du Soleil Grooming
(941) 460-0386
648 N Indiana Ave
Englewood, 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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