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KELLEYS KASTLE KEEPERS
(863) 221-0625
Lakeland, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Fancy Paws Pet Salon
(863) 519-1954
1022 Walt Williams Road
Lakeland, FL
Description
Fancy Paws offers bathing, grooming and retail. In a friendly and clean environment. Professionally trained with 10 years experience. Shop is open by appointment only Mon-Sat.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Clip In Time Pet Salon
(863) 853-2757
6633 N. Socrum Loop Rd
Lakeland, FL
Description
A full service salon offering dog grooming on all breeds no matter the size.Grooms include nails and baths. Full pet retail including WELLNESS dog and cat food, fish saltwater and freshwater, harness's pet beds, etc. Hours are Tues - Sat 7:30am -5:30pm. late hours by appt only. 12 yrs experience.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available

laura fielda and co. pet grooming
(813) 714-2205
5908 7th Street
Zephyrhills, FL
Description
Family owned and operated since 1989. we groom all breeds dogs and cats. graduate all american grooming school. Our motto is" Kindness Counts." 7 to 6 Mon-Sat by appt. Located 5908 7th Street, Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pet Grooming By Candace
(813) 230-2475
2306 Oaklane Road
Valrico, FL
Description
Brandon - Valrico, FL area, full-service professional pet grooming for all breeds & sizes. Special offer for pets recently adopted from Hillsborough County Animal Services. Please call for appointment 813- 230-2474

Feathers
(863) 221-6082
Lakeland, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Happy Paws Pet Spa
(863) 644-4223
5131 S. Florida Ave. Unit 6
Lakeland, FL
Description
Happy Paws Pet Spa offers professional grooming, styling and spa services for both dogs and cats. We make every effort to ensure that your pet has a comfortable and enjoyable grooming experience. Have you pampered your pet lately? Call today for your appointment! Open Tuesday-Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Grand Performance Grooming
(813) 752-1244
2802 Keene-Campbell Road
Plant City, FL
Description
We are a homebased grooming service, dedicated to the care of your med - small pet. We use only natural products, and work by appointment only. We cater to your pet in a quiet, friendly atmosphere. We offer master grooming skills for all of our wonderful clients. References and vet.referred. A small business with a big heart for your pet.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Gorgeous Growlers, inc
(813) 766-2061
Gorgeous Growlers
Seffner, FL
Description
Mobile Groomer/Former Instructor providing an all inclusive grooming service. Pets that are easily stressed or have health problems benefit from this unique service. Extra clean state of the art equipment. Every client will be dried with a fresh towel, no towel sharing.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Privileged Critters Animal Hospital
(863) 521-1360
1004 W Main St
Lakeland, 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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