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Stroll With Me Doggie
(203) 645-8702
Norwalk, CT
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House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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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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Trim Down the Hound Mobile Pet Grooming
(718) 986-1340
Bronx New York
Bronx, NY

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Pampered Pooch Pet Care LLC
(203) 329-7387
Woodbine Road
Stamford, CT
Description
Grooming one dog at a time by appointment only in a quiet relaxed atmosphere, a pampering experience for your pet.
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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

The Foxy Dog,Inc.
(516) 883-8972
109C Main Street
Port Washington, NY
Description
North Shore of Long Island, leading professional state of the art pet grooming salon with over 40 years of grooming experience. A full service salon offering first class grooming service to your pet, hydrotherapy bathing available, nail clipping, bath and basics, full grooming, light boarding. Open Tuesday-Saturday.

Pets a Go Go LLC
(914) 458-4181
Briarcliff Manor, NY
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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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Jilly's Pet Care
(201) 265-5105
Oradell, NJ
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Aussie Paws Inc.
(914) 328-2422
4A Cleveland Street
Valhalla, NY
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We are a full service dog grooming salon that accepts all breeds. Katrina our owner and dog groomer is a highly skilled and experienced International Master Dog Groomer. Before moving to the U.S., Katrina was a show dog groomer in Australia. With her expertise and caring touch, your pet will feel right at home. We are open Tuesday-Saturday.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Patti's Grooming
(914) 664-4285
501 East Third Street
Mount Vernon, NY
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I have 30 years of experance grooming, training, showing and 50 years of loving animals.If a doggy makeover is what you need or a touch up wash and blow out we are happy to help you!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Head to Tails Pet Grooming
(718) 798-0938
Pelham Area
Bronx, NY
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Gentle pet grooming in my home. I take extra care to develop a trusting relationship with all my grooming clients. In some cases I may be able to pick up and drop off. At this time I can only groom small breeds. I prefer Poodles, Shi-tzu and the like.
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Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

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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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