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Pupsy Daisy Pet Sitting
(248) 444-1251
Clarkston, MI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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The Silver Bone Pet Styling Salon
(248) 889-7222
2309 N. Duck Lake Rd
Highland, MI
Description
Our experienced staff are committed to the health and welfare of your pets.Specializing in hand scissoring.We only use all natural products. We have over 18 years experience in the industry. We are a full service salon.Pick-up and delivery available. Open Monday - Saturday.

Canine Express Mobile Grooming
(517) 545-7646
2336 Argentine RD
Howell, MI
Description
I am a full service mobile groomer with over 25 years of experience of pet and show grooming. We only use the finest botanical all natural shampoos. Small and medimum size breeds only--Sorry NO cats.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Livestock Grooming services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pawsitive Style Pet Salon
(248) 895-9890
9735 Pontiac Lake Rd.
White Lake, MI
Description
A full service salon and spa offering dog grooming and grooming rehabilitation by a compassionate, skilled professional. Pets are treated like our own; with love, caring, and respect. Our groomer, Amanda Oswald, is a top graduate of Animal Arts Academy and has been grooming show dogs and companions for over a decade. Open Monday-Friday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Wilhelmina's Pet Salon
248-673-PAWS (7297)
5742 Williams Lake Rd.
Waterford, MI
Description
Grooming for dogs and cats.

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.

Kathy's Pet Grooming LLC
(989) 288-2682
308 E. Naldrette St.
Durand, MI
Description
We are a home based dog and cat grooming business with over 6 years of experience grooming cats and dogs. Your pets will recieve great care and love while at Kathy's Pet Grooming. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Open Monday-Friday and every other Saturday. For an appointment, please call us at (989) 288-2682.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Micki's Pet Palace
(248) 698-9200
9135 Highland Road
White Lake, MI
Description
11 years experience has our groomer Micki. she is dedicated to bringer her costumers dog and cat alike, the cleanest, safest, and most tranquil environment available to her. All shampoos and cleaning products are all natural and all things that are provided, are provided with love and care!!

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

Animal Ark
(810) 750-9325
14280 N Fenton Rd
Fenton, 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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