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Kathy the Critter Sitter, LLC
(727) 812-7556
Largo, FL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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High Tail It Pet Sitting
(813) 900-4939
Clearwater, FL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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The Barking Lot - Mobile Pet Salon
(727) 657-3038
2701 East Grand Reserve Circle
Clearwater, FL

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Cute Cuts Pet Grooming
(727) 249-4141
Cute Cuts Pet Grooming
Largo, FL
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Where every body and every pet is special to us. Free Nail Trimming. 25% Off any new client. 20+ years experience. All drying done by hand. Cats & Dogs welcome.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Healthy Glow Pet Grooming
(727) 330-7887
1661 W. Bay Dr.
Largo, FL
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"Quality Pet Grooming by Kind and Gentle Hands" Healthy Glow Pet Grooming, located at 1661 W. Bay Dr. Largo, FL is dedicated to serving clients with the best service using all natural grooming products and providing healthy pet food and supplements to keep our beloved four legged friends healthy. Call for an appointment 727-330-7887.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Paws 'N' Claw Pet Sitting Service
(727) 385-6360
Largo, FL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Luv All Creatures, LLC
(727) 599-7757
Clearwater, FL
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Keep Fleas Off
(727) 787-3426
P.O. Box 944
Crystal Beach, FL

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Cuddles-N-Bubbles
(727) 520-6677
201 Keene Road Suite 2
Largo, FL
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Offering grooming services to all breeds of dogs and cats. Owner/pet stylist has been grooming for 12 years with experience in most breeds.Committed to making the grooming experience a good and fun experience. Our goal is to build a lifelong relationship with you and your pet. Please visit our website for more information.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Show Grooming Services

Fluff Cuts Grooming Salon
(727) 585-0091
509 N. Highland Ave
Largo, FL
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We are a full service pet salon. Any breed, any style. Cats welcome also. From show coat to pet trim. We are open Tue - Fri at 8:30am & on Sat. at 9:00am. We go by appointments only. We offer ala cart services also. If you just need a nail trim do not hesitate to call.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

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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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