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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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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
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Pet Sitters International

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Smithtown Mobile Grooming
(631) 406-6191
Po Box 748
Smithtown, NY

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Barks-n-Bubbles Boutique, LLC
(631) 456-5362
1800-C Middle Country Road
Centereach, NY
Description
Self Serve Dog Wash featuring unique, waist high tubs. You bring the dog, we provide everything else-aprons, brushes, choice of shampoo, conditioner, towels, dryers and even gourmet treats.

Poochy Couture Grooming inc.
(631) 880-3505
2229 Route 112
Coram, NY
Description
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

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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Waggin' Trails
(203) 374-8488
Bridgeport, CT
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Angel Touch Mobile Pet Spa
(516) 380-6060
Suffolk, NY

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Personal Touch Grooming By Peri
(631) 265-9663
138 E Main St.
Smithtown, NY
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Peri has is a certified groomer with over 10 years experience; she is also a Licensed Veterinary Technician. This is a very safe and happy environment for your pet.We provide your pet with quality grooming at an affordable price. We hand-scissor beautiful puppycuts as well as breed-standard cuts for every dog. Professional nail grinding available.Walk-ins are welcome, and we do have evening appointments available. Conveniently located inside Pet Supplies Plus!
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Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Ruff
(631) 499-2646
137 Commack Road
Commack, NY
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Ruff's Manor Dog Salon is a family owned business with over 30 years experince. All clients are treated as family, and dogs are treated as if they were our own. We can accomodate large breeds as well. Take a look at our web page, and our Facebook page. There are grooming photos, as well as information about our groomers, and coupons. Thank you for chooseing Ruffs Manor for your pets needs.
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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 Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

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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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