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A Best Friend's Buddy L.L.C.
(586) 783-7302
Harrison Township, MI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Longview Boarding & Grooming, Ltd.
(248) 879-0420
5403 Livernois Rd
Troy, MI

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Paws N Suds
(586) 532-8291
14931 Technology Drive
Utica, MI
Description
We are a full service grooming salon with daycare, obedience training, and self-serve pet wash. We strive to be provide a clean and safe environment for your pet. Open Monday-Saturday Tuesdays are strictly by appt.

Furkids Canine Styling Salon
(586) 254-4307
8795 Pacton Dr
Utica, MI
Description
Furkids provides expert grooming where clients get high quality at low prices. I have been grooming and showing dogs since 1978. I groom any purebred or mixed breed dog. I offer the gentle hands of a true dog lover with a passion for the art of grooming and making your dog look and feel good. Furkids, grooming for a quality of excellence!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Olivia's Pet Resort
(586) 323-8000
47318 Van Dyke Ave.
Utica, MI
Description
Professional Grooming. Hypo-allergenic shampoo, Nail triming, and ear cleaning.

Happy Tails Pet Sitting & Grooming, Inc.
(248) 981-4064
Sterling Heights, MI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Marshells Pet Styling LLC
(586) 566-5880
48834 Hayes Rd.
Macomb, MI
Description
We are a family run buisness.I have over 40 years of pet grooming and show grooming. We also offer hand stripping. We use all natural products and try to make every minute fun for your pet. Open Monday-Saturday. Welcome all breeds and sizes.15 years at same location.

Natalie's Grooming LLC
(586) 783-3036
21851 Highview
Clinton Township, MI
Description
Large or small we love them all! Full service dog grooming, customized to your needs. Specialty shampoos available. Call for appointment. Closed Sundays
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

K-9 Cuts LLC
(586) 731-0320
2282 Auburn Road
Utica, MI
Description
We are a full service grooming salon. I have been grooming for 15 years. We will make sure your pet has a positive experence. We have great hours sure to meet evryones needs. Open Sundays.

Personal Touch All Breed Dog Grooming
(586) 268-0613
40669 Drury
Sterling Heights, MI
Description
I have 35 years experience grooming dogs, I do all breeds. I groom each dog individually by appointment only. I am capable of doing all types of trims. I can do the big hairy shedding dog or the little guy that needs special handling. Grooming is a lifetime experience for your dog and I would like to take the opportunity to give your dog that great experience. I am open Monday through Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, 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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