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Precious Paws Pet Sitting
(561) 301-7387
West Palm Beach, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Palm Beach Pampered Pets
(561) 745-6501
365 Cypress Drive
Jupiter, FL
Description
A full service salon offering dog grooming and doggie day care. You will enjoy the convenience of our one of a kind drive thru drop off. Our first class service includes dremeling the nails, anal gland expression, power massage bath, hand drying, and a professional groom. We specialize in puppies first cut, and offer early morning drop off, and late pickup for working parents. Open Monday-Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Razzle Dazzle Paws
(772) 288-3003
6126 SE Federal Highway
Stuart, FL
Description
Razzle Dazzle Paws is a full service professional grooming salon and boutique. We are located in Stuart Florida (just south of Cove Rd. on US 1 - right next to Tropical Smoothie). We specialize in spectacular custom pet gift baskets, unique toys, & designer clothes. We take pride in our professional, show quality, pet cuts and gentle care. Call for an appointment. Razzle Dazzle Paws - When You Only Want the Best For Your Pet!

Very Important Paws
(561) 366-9000
418 Park Place
West Palm Beach, FL
Description
Our professional groomer Renee has over 16 years experience. She has built an excellent reputation and does superb cuts, trims, scissors, brush and blowouts. She is available by appointment Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Schtrictly Schnauzer
(561) 324-4310
1404 Corn Flower Lane
West Palm Beach, FL
Description
A full-service Residential Groomer in West Palm Beach, FL. I specialize in the popular 'Schnauzer Cut' on Schnauzers and other terrier breeds, while also providing bathing and nail trimming for all breeds. Special one-on-one attention is given to your four-legged family member. Pick up and delivery available within 5 miles. Open evenings and weekends only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Dogs Gone Wild, LLC
(772) 781-7123
Palm City, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Glamour Paws Salon
(561) 748-4777
261 US Highway One
Jupiter, FL
Description
The NEWEST grooming shop in the area! Over 40 years of experience. Enjoy the peace of mind that your dog is being cared for like they are our own! In these tough times-- save money by grooming your dog yourself with the help of an experienced groomer at your side you can learn to groom your dog just like a professional.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Miss Rose's Grooming Salon
(772) 287-4133
3625 SE Salerno Road
Stuart, FL
Description
A small salon serving the grooming needs of your small dog in a kind quiet and gentle manner. A Mom and Pop business specializing in small dogs. Most dogs finished within 2 hours. Individual appointments.

Hollywoof Pet Grooming and Care
(561) 793-9992
250 Business ParkWay
West Palm Beach, FL
Description
Tammy has been grooming for over 12 years. All of our clients are from referrals! We are very proud of our services and provide the best grooming for your pet!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Bark Avenue Grooming & Pet Day Care
(772) 283-2201
1030 SW Martin Downs Blvd.
Palm City, FL
Description
Bark Avenue is a first class salon. The owner, Leslie Golden, is committed to all pets. She provides a relaxed atmosphere so your pet is comfortable. She is a South Florida grooming school graduate, Master Groomer status. Our Retail area includes toys, clothes, beds, treats and more. Open Monday thru Friday and some Saturdays with standing appointments only. Come check us out, Bark Avenue Grooming.

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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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