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Happy Tails Pet Sitting & Grooming, Inc.
(248) 981-4064
Sterling Heights, MI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Longview Boarding & Grooming, Ltd.
(248) 879-0420
5403 Livernois Rd
Troy, MI

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Tailor Made Grooming
(586) 759-4845
Tailor Made Grooming
Warren, MI
Description
We are a full service dog grooming shop with professional stylists. We use no tranquilizers,handle all dogs as if they were our own, and do everything that we can to please the owner. Our clients are scheduled with the same groomer each time (if possible) so that the client and dog can get to know the groomer and the groomer can get to know what the client likes and what to expect from the dog. Open Monday-Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred

Fuzzy Friends Grooming
(586) 268-6770
5647 E. 13 Mile Rd
Warren, MI
Description
A full service salon, offering dog and cat grooming at reasonable prices. We also offer a self-service pet wash area for those looking to bathe thier own pet. Walk-in nail trims are available during normal business hours. Open Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 8:30am-4:30p and Sat. 9am- 3pm. Closed Sun and Thurs. Grooming by appointment only.

Pawz Inn
(248) 583-9663
275 W Girard Suite B
Madison Heights, MI
Description
Pawz Inn is a full service salon and kennel offering dog and cat grooming by skilled professionals. We offer pick up and delivery service. Open 7 days a week.

A Best Friend's Buddy L.L.C.
(586) 783-7302
Harrison Township, MI
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pampered Pet Mobile, LLC
(866) 585-9471
18255 Colgate
Dearborn Heights, MI

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Shear Delight Pet Grooming
(586) 754-4018
3646 East Nine Mile Rd.
Warren, MI
Description
We are a full service salon. We groom small-large dogs and cats. Your pet is very special and will receive the best style, products and care. It is important that you are satisfied. Eric and I have 30 years of experience, with a highly trained, professional staff that has the same philosophy as us. We never tranquilize, we are veterinarian referred and pet preferred. Also for your convenience we carry products and boutique items.

Dapper Dog Wash
(586) 779-9010
28401 Harper Ave
Saint Clair Shores, MI
Description
A full service salon that offers self-serve dog washing, and grooming. Retail and specialty items available. Closed Tues and Wed

affordable pet grooming & Spa LLC.
(248) 547-8747
404 E. Woodward Hts.
Hazel Park, MI
Description
I have been a pet groomer for over 10 years. I offer dog and cat grooming, soft paws, massage and teethbrushing.
Services
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, 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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