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It's A Dog's Life Pet Daycare, LLC
(330) 350-0222
Medina, OH
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Rebecca Fry Hopkins
(440) 829-3808
Berea, OH
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Pampered Pet Grooming
(440) 458-8755
2105 Grafton Rd.
Grafton, OH
Description
A full service grooming shop that is operated by an experienced and school certified pet groomer. All breed dogs and cats groomed to your specification. Operating 7 days a week by appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

The Lab Lady Dog Grooming Service
(440) 748-6404
33023 Woodstone Circle
North Ridgeville, OH
Description
My love for animals drew me to become a certified dog groomer. I will give your pet the utmost personalized care and grooming while keeping in mind safety is my number one priority. I use only organic, hypo allergenic and tearless products. Evening and weekend appointments available.

Love-N-Care Dog Grooming
(330) 472-5380
19018 Fulton Rd
Marshallville, OH
Description
I offer a professional service with personalized care. My salon is not a "high production" facility. This means that your dog will be the only dog in my salon during your appointment. I am a certified dog groomer who has patience and performs a thorough groom.

Three Dogs Snoring
(330) 414-0082
Wadsworth, OH
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Lynn's K-9 Corner
(440) 647-4245
44017 State Route 162
Wellington, OH
Description
Regular grooming contributes to your pets good health and good looks, let Lynn help with your pets good looks. Seven years experance, call me for an appointment

Longhaven Kennels
(330) 666-4722
4081 Copley Rd
Akron, OH
Description
Our groomer, Nancy, is a true example of a person who loves their job. She treats every pet that comes in here like they are her own. She takes her time and gives them breaks to play or stretch to make being groomed more enjoyable for your pet. If you want a professional, loving groom please call and ask for Nancy!

Easdale: The Best Pet Care
(330) 666-2004
1814 N. Revere Rd
Akron, OH
Description
We offer expert terrier styles and have worked with many breeds for over 30 years. Head groomer, Nancy, is a LIFETIME member of the International Society of Canine Cosmetologists. Our guests have large areas to exercise and drink water if you have to work all day while they are here to be groomed. Don't worry because we will take good care of them! Appointment only please.

A Day At The Spa Dog Grooming
(330) 721-1519
5252 Lake Rd
Medina, OH

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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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