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Top Dog Walk
(757) 754-9255
Norfolk, VA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Happy Tails Refuge
(757) 416-4387
Virginia beach, VA
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Pet Massage, 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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All Paws on Deck
(757) 620-3617
Virginia Beach, VA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Park Avenue Pups
(757) 321-1935
1401 Bainbridge Blvd
Chesapeake, VA
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At Park Avenue Pups, we offer, sedation-free full service grooming, with consideration paid to each dog?s level of tolerance and the owner?s desire for their dog?s appearance. For owners that work all day, we offer a Day Care/Grooming visit. Owners can drop their pups off in the morning, and their pet will play in day care until afternoon. This seems to help some cope with grooming anxiety issues.
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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

Preppie Pooch
(757) 631-5900
Preppie Pooch
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Hampton Roads' first upscale dog day spa. We offer full service dog grooming and bathing as well as sugar scrubs, mud wraps, facials, and much more.Bring your dog in for a luxurious day at the spa. We also have a boutique with Happy Tails, Hip Doggie, Front Porch Pets, and other name brands!
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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

Paws and Whiskers
(757) 270-0149
Chesapeake, VA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Beach Pet Care
(757) 472-0820
Virginia Beach, VA
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Just Dogs! Gourmet
(757) 233-6450
1611A Colley Ave
Norfolk, VA
Description
Our groomer and owner, are committed pet lovers who endeavors to provide a friendly and enjoyable environment catering to all of your dog and cat grooming needs. She will make every effort to ensure your pet enjoys the grooming procedure. Weekday and weekend appointments are available. Open Tuesday - Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Happy Tails To You
(757) 288-7560
Gail Padon
Chesapeake, VA
Description
Tired of taking your pet to the groomer and leaving him/her for eight hours or more? Let me make it more convenient for you and your hairy friend. I pick up and deliver your pet to your door. The whole process takes between 2 and 4 hours. No more staying in a kennel for hours without any potty breaks or personal service. Check out my website and give me a call, I would love to earn your business.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Dirty Dogz
(757) 838-3299
Doggy Dayz Academy & Inn
Hampton, VA
Description
Full service Groomers for dogs and cats. We welcome all breeds and sizes from Chihuahuas to Mastiffs. Military, Fire and Police discounts. Inside Doggy Dayz Academy and Inn, a cageless doggy daycare and kennel.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

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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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