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C & P Pet Sitting Services
(954) 483-3560
hialeah, FL
Services
Pet Transportation, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Kathy's Grooming And Pet Services LLC.
(954) 579-5257
Hollywood, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding
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Pet Sitters International

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Miami Beach Pet Spa
(305) 531-2252
3911 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL
Description
We are a full service Salon, offering professional, caring grooming for your dog or cat. We offer pick-up and delivery within the Miami Beach area. We also offer cageless boarding and doggie daycare with 24 hour supervision. Our facility offers a clean, friendly and fun atmosphere where pets can have a good time. We are veterinarian recommended. Our customers love that their pets are always happy to enter our facillity!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Dog Charm 2
(305) 374-9900
830 S.E. 1st Avenue
Miami, FL
Description
Dog grooming and cageless boarding. Flea and tick baths/dips. Full line of pet supplies.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs,Special Care Appointments ,Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services,Pet Pickup and Delivery,Pet Sitting Services,Pet Daycare Services,Vet Referred

A Pet Grooming Salon
(954) 437-3958
1781 NW 122 Terr.
Miami, FL
Description
Our mission is to provide a friendly and stress free environment catering to all of your dog and cat grooming needs. Our staff will make every effort to ensure your pet enjoys the grooming procedure.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

5 Paw Pets, Inc
(888) 845-7297
Hollywood, FL
Services
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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Doggie Bag Cafe
(305) 710-7266
7310 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL
Description
We are a full service pet care facility...Doggie Bag Cafe and Pet Boutique, Groomer and Self-serve Dog Wash, Doggie Day Care and Pet Party Central located in Miami at Smiling Pets, 7310 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Fl 33138, 305-710-7266 Open Monday-Saturday
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, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

The Dog House
(305) 674-5811
1205 9th Street.
Miami Beach, FL
Description
Located in the heart of South Beach on 9th Street between alton Rd.and West Ave. We offer Complete Grooming preformed by very experienced, gentle and caring Groomers.Hours are 8am-8pm Monday-Friday Weekends 10am-6pm. Please call to make an appointment.

Grooming Loft
(305) 531-0155
1757 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL
Description
A full service pet spa and boutique with 32 years of experience under our collars. At Grooming Loft, we are dedicated to treating you and your pets with the utmost care and professionalism. We offer pickup and delivery services and are open Monday-Saturday.
Services
Pet Daycare Services

Poodle Doodle Dog Grooming & Drug Free Teeth Cleaning
(954) 924-1990
923 Old Federal Highway
Hallandale, FL
Description
Full Service Grooming Salon in Aventura, Hallandale, Hollywood, North Miami FL. Located behind Aventura Hospital. Trust your dog to someone you know and trust. Loving Caring Owner Groomer with 15 years grooming experience. Great package prices. See grooming pics on website. Also offering drug free teeth cleaning and tooth scaling. Convenient parking, safe clean environment. We sell Frontline. Pet Photography Portrait Studio on premises. Grooming and portrait package. Ask for Melanie or Kirk

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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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