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Dog Day's Salon
(716) 378-3138
1944 Faulkner Rd.
Olean, NY
Description
Professional, quality grooming. Convenient location, flexible hours, affordable prices, you and your best friend will be very happy.We handle your dog as if it were our own.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

Saint C Kennels
(585) 933-6218
1015 Butternut Brook Road
Portville, NY
Description
We offer grooming for all size dogs and boarding for dogs and cats. Ask about our de-shedding programming. At our kennel, your pet receives one on one interaction and we're small enough to give them the attention they deserve.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Harlem Doggie Day Spa
(646) 386-7789
New York, NY
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, 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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4 Legged Friends
(772) 418-5612
Calverton, NY
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Your Dog Walkers,LLC
(631) 255-4480
Sayville, NY
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House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Woof Woof Cafe and Spa, Inc.
(716) 372-9018
Woof Woof Cafe and Spa
Westons Mills, NY
Description
We are a full service grooming studio offering professional grooming for dogs 30 lbs. & under. "AKC Breed Specific Cuts Or Complete Make-Over For Your Mutts". Our goal is to make each dog feel as comfortable & relaxed as possible in a spa-like setting. Boarding & day care are available in a home-like atmosphere. We also offer a full line of our Gourmet Dog Treats & specialty items in our "Bark-tique". Hours by appointment
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services

ROBIN'S NEST PET SITTING SERVICES
(845) 721-5989
Monroe, NY
Services
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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My Comfy Pet
(516) 616-6236
Franklin Square, NY
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Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, 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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Barbara's Care Pet Sitting Services
(516) 671-1869
Glenwood Landing, NY
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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I'll Be There Pet Care, LLC
(845) 876-6411
Rhinebeck, NY
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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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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