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A1 Critter Sitters
(631) 284-3252
Riverhead, NY
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House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Paw Watch
(631) 747-3075
Medford, NY
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Elite Pet Grooming
(631) 399-3500
1473B Montauk Hwy
Mastic, NY
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We are a full line Pet Spa. offering grooming, bathing, and a relaxed setting. Helping our four legged family members. Including cats, dogs, and ferrets.
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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, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Poochy Couture Grooming inc.
(631) 880-3505
2229 Route 112
Coram, NY
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Poochy Couture opened november 2009 in coram. We are located right across the street from the Coram Diner on Route 112. Come in and see our beautiful clean shop, or just call and make an appt. for your pet. open Tuesday - Saturday. Thanks Donna.owner/groomer.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Shirley Feed & Farm
(631) 281-2152
675 Montauk Hwy
Shirley, NY

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4 Legged Friends
(772) 418-5612
Calverton, NY
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the posh poodle
(631) 801-2441
110 Chichester Ave
Center Moriches, NY
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I am a veteran groomer of 35 years offering styling for dogs under 45 pounds at my home on a one on one basis. We do all breed clips, fancy clips, hand scissor and fluff dry and give lots of hugs and kisses.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

The Country Clipper
(631) 765-4166
56340 Rt 25
Southold, NY
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The Northfork's premier Pet Grooming Salon. Your pet is trated like our own. Specializing in: Grooming, bathing, premium shampoos and fine conditioners, blow dry, full brushing out, nail trimming, ear cleaning, expression of glands (dogs). De-shedding (rejuvenates the coat), de-matting, teeth brushing.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Elite Pet Grooming
(631) 399-3500
1473 Montauk Hwy Ste B
Mastic, NY

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Bow Wow Blvd
(631) 399-8035
511 Mastic Rd Ste A
Mastic Beach, NY

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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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