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Day at the spa pet grooming
(734) 915-6936
4481 Anders Rd.
Petersburg, MI
Description
I run a full service salon. All types of pets and sizes are welcome. I am a former animal crueltly officer, and have veterinarian office experience. I have been grooming for 15 years. I will treat your pet with loving care. Appts are available all days of the week.
Services
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, Vet Referred

Tiny Trims Small Animal Pet Grooming
(419) 877-5931
6630 Providence Street
Whitehouse, OH
Description
Pets must weigh less than 25 pounds. I groom fewer dogs per day, giving each and every pooch the individual attention that they deserve. My staggered appointment times mean a relaxed atmosphere with fewer dogs in the facility. This allows me to finish each pet from start to finish as they arrive so they no longer have to spend long hours waiting around in a cage Owner Jayne has 14 yrs experience.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services

Pampered Paws Pet Grooming
(419) 885-7200
5758 Main St Ste B
Sylvania, OH

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Grateful Pet Grooming Service
(419) 241-3669
5614 Secor Rd
Toledo, OH
 
Let The Fur Fly Pet Salon
(419) 578-7301
2423 N Reynolds Rd
Toledo, OH

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Hair Of The Dog
(419) 825-5510
223 N Main
Swanton, OH
Description
Professional one on one service for your beloved pet! 27 yrs experience. Supplements, toys, homemade treats, collars, leads, etc...member of NDGAA and Pet Sitters International. By appointment only. We now offer self service dog wash!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of Dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Carla's Canine Clip's
(419) 343-6225
Carla's Canine Clip's
Oregon, OH
Description
My professional groom includes:a relaxing shampoo and condtioner, ears cleaned,nails trimmed, fluff dried clipped and styled in a clean and stress free environment. If your pet gets easily stressed, express grooming is available. I do all breeds, cats are welcome also. I am state accredited grooming school graduate and Vet recommended. Flexible hours are available.
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Animal Emergency And Critical Care
(419) 473-0328
2785 W Central Ave
Toledo, OH
 
Le Pucci Salon
(419) 517-2067
6725 W. Central Ave
Toledo, OH
 
Holly Farms Animal Care Center
(419) 842-4432
6705 W. Bancroft St
Toledo, OH
 
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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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