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Groomingdales Pet Center
(734) 692-5179
26852 Allen Rd.
Woodhaven, MI

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Just Doggin Around Inc.
(734) 934-5122
16531 SHERWOOD
Woodhaven, MI

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Carla's Canine Clip's
(419) 343-6225
Carla's Canine Clip's
Oregon, OH
Description
My professional groom includes:a relaxing shampoo and condtioner, ears cleaned,nails trimmed, fluff dried clipped and styled in a clean and stress free environment. If your pet gets easily stressed, express grooming is available. I do all breeds, cats are welcome also. I am state accredited grooming school graduate and Vet recommended. Flexible hours are available.
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All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Love My Dog Pet Grooming South
(419) 469-8988
5120 N Summit St
Toledo, OH
 
Gentle Touch Pet Grooming
(419) 476-0103
1256 W Sylvania Ave
Toledo, OH

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Bloomingtails Mobile Pet Salon & Spa
(734) 512-6328
Emily Dr
Brownstown, MI

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Day at the spa pet grooming
(734) 915-6936
4481 Anders Rd.
Petersburg, MI
Description
I run a full service salon. All types of pets and sizes are welcome. I am a former animal crueltly officer, and have veterinarian office experience. I have been grooming for 15 years. I will treat your pet with loving care. Appts are available all days of the week.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

PetSmart
(734) 457-9122
2347 N TELEGRAPH RD
MONROE, MI

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PetSmart
(734) 362-8568
23470 ALLEN
WOODHAVEN, MI

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Groomingdales Pet Ctr Llc
(734) 692-5179
26852 Allen Rd
Trenton, MI

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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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MI Equine Law

Michigan

Under the Michigan equine activity liability act, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from the inherent risk of the equine activity.  (Sign posting required.)