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Barbara's Care Pet Sitting Services
(516) 671-1869
Glenwood Landing, NY
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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My Comfy Pet
(516) 616-6236
Franklin Square, NY
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Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Smithtown Mobile Grooming
(631) 406-6191
Po Box 748
Smithtown, NY

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Doggy Style Grooming Salon
(631) 427-5757
17 Wall Street
Huntington, NY
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Professional dog grooming. Any size/breed. A day of beauty includes de-shedding, bath, nails trimmed, ears and teeth cleaned with custom styling. Dogs lounge in our Pet Playroom on beds with toys and fresh water. All drying done by hand for your pet's safety, never in heated cages. If your pet needs skin and coat conditioning, we happily provide medical baths by request.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

Natural Selection
(631) 486-8413
5 Stanhaven Place
East Northport, NY
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Home Based Grooming so your pet gets the attention and personal care they deserve.Local house call grooming avail, please ask if interested. I have been grooming and teaching grooming for over 20 years. All services included in the lowest prices around. Teeth brushing incl no charge.All grooms take aprox 1 hour !
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Stroll With Me Doggie
(203) 645-8702
Norwalk, CT
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House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Your Dog Walkers,LLC
(631) 255-4480
Sayville, NY
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House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Angel Touch Mobile Pet Spa
(516) 380-6060
Suffolk, NY

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The Soapy Dog
(631) 427-7627
826 East Jericho Turnpike
Huntington Station, NY
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We are a family owned and operated grooming shop that carries some retail. Muzzle FREE atmosphere. All groomers and bathers required to take safety course. Clean and friendly atmosphere. Feel free to stop in during business hours Tuesday-Saturday 9-5.
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Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, 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

Ruff
(631) 499-2646
137 Commack Road
Commack, NY
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Ruff's Manor Dog Salon is a family owned business with over 30 years experince. All clients are treated as family, and dogs are treated as if they were our own. We can accomodate large breeds as well. Take a look at our web page, and our Facebook page. There are grooming photos, as well as information about our groomers, and coupons. Thank you for chooseing Ruffs Manor for your pets needs.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

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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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