Horse Twitches North Fort Myers FL

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Critter Sitters
(239) 689-8435
Fort Myers, FL
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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Poodle Boutique & Bakery & Spa
(239) 936-5533
1933 Winkler Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Welcome to our established 30 year all inclusive grooming salon. We offer one on one grooming, boarding, bakery and boutique with upscale items including carriers, collars and clothing. We specialize in toy breeds and poodles. I also breed and show papillons and salukis and devon rex cats. New for 2006 we are opening a boarding facility at our residence.We work by appt only so please call or visit our web site.
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 Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Show Grooming Services

A Touch of Class Pet Grooming
(239) 549-2211
3013 Del Prado Blvd. Suite 15
Cape Coral, FL
Friendly, experienced, staff caters to your pets needs on every level. All phases of cat and dog grooming with years of growing with our clients. Referrals are many, complaints are few. From Spa services to flea and tick removal. Expert hand scissoring and all breed experienced. Family owned and operated. All sizes and shapes. A monthly vet clinic for your convenience. Pet sitting by appointment
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Pink Poodle Grooming Salon
(239) 829-0001
120 #3 Santa Barbara Blvd
Cape Coral, FL
A full service grooming salon offering grooming for all breeds of dog and cats. Our full service grooming includes a relaxing bath with appropriate shampoo for your pets coat and a Moisturizing Cream Rinse. Full grooming also includes nails and ears . Upgrade your service to include teeth brushing. Pink poodle is committed to providing a friendly safe and enjoyable environment that caters to all your pets needs. Open Monday- Saturday
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Happy Pets Grooming & Boarding
(239) 656-4433
1232 N Tamiami Trl Ste 5
Fort Myers, FL

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Brower Boarding and Grooming
(239) 543-5427
16991 Slater Rd.
North Fort Myers, FL
Boarding and Grooming in a relaxed, cage-free enviroment by experienced proffessionals with lots of hands on love and attention. All breed, show and pet grooming available. Extensive scissor knowledge. Nine huge playards, climate conrtrolled and filtered water. You love them and we spoil them.
Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Paws -N- Claws Pet Grooming
239-277-paws (7297)
12226 Palm Peach Blvd
Fort Myers, FL
we are family owned and groom all breeds of dogs,cats, and horses. we are open mon. - friday from 9:00 to 5:00 tuesdays or thursdays we are open later for those who need to bring there animals in after they get off work. pick up and delivery available. great prices with great service call today for your next appointment

Dog Days Delight Inc
(239) 471-0414
1405 SE 47th Ter
Cape Coral, FL
Dog Days Delight, Boarding, Barkery, & Boutique is a one-stop shop experience. You can just get your dog groomed or you can have them stay at our Cageless facility for daycare and boarding. We offer Daycare, Boarding, Grooming, Healthy Baked Treats, and have a boutique filled with fun affordable items. All prices are at prices so that almost anyone can afford to spoil their furry friends.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Laurels Pet Grooming
(941) 637-3858
429 San Carlos Dr.
Punta Gorda, FL
Small dogs are my speciality.I have been doing grooming for many years in PuntaGorda, Florida and take great pride in my work.
Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Classy Clips Grooming Inc
(239) 995-5683
4150 Hancock Bridge Pkwy Ste 15
North Fort Myers, FL
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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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