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Poodles and Pals Grooming
(256) 738-9958
617 Blount Avenue
Guntersville, AL
Description
Offering personalized attention for the pet you love. Almost any size or breed. Low stress atmosphere. Custom grooming to fit your Dogs needs. Tub and tools are disinfected after each use.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

groomin' & roomin'
(256) 878-7297
5710 US Hwy 431 Albertville
Albertville, AL
Description
A full service salon and boarding facility offering grooming for dogs and cats of all sizes and luxury suites as well as regular cages. We also carry retail items. With over ten years experience in the pet care industry.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Vet Referred

Suzy Q's Pet Grooming Salon, Boutique and Pet Photography
(256) 891-9997
419 North Broad Street
Albertville, AL
Description
Suzy Q's Salon is a one stop shop for all your pets needs.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Claws & Paws
(205) 330-9918
2801 Lurleen B Wallace Blvd
Northport, AL
Description
Pet grooming and pet boarding service covering Northport and Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Doggie Styles
(205) 917-3718
195 West Valley Avenue STE 124
Birmingham, AL
Description
Years of experience. Poodles to pit-bulls, maltese to mastiffs. In Homewood, Alabama. Shop hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 8am to 6pm. We also sell pet products.

Groomin' and Roomin'
(256) 878-7297
5710 US Highway 431
Albertville, AL
Description
Groomin' & Roomin' is owned and operated by Jaime St.Clergy, who was formally at Marshall Farmers Co-Op. She has over 10 years of grooming experience and is proud to now offer boarding with the option of 6' by 9' pet suites. Call me today. I invite you to experience the difference by coming by the shop for a no-obligation tour of our facilities. Mention this ad and receive 20% off your first visit.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Groomin' and Roomin'
(256) 878-PAWS
8972 US HWY 431
Albertville, AL
Description
Groomin' and Roomin' was founded by Jaime St.Clergy, a pet-lover and established groomer in the Sand Mountain area. We invite you to experience the difference at our Pet Spa and Resort. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Open Monday through Saturday. Call for an appointment or tour of our facility
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Jenny's Pets
(256) 682-1424
Huntsville, AL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Hoof N Paw
(205) 427-2797
Hoof N Paw Pet Grooming
Springville, AL
Description
Offering a great bath and groom with lots of TLC. Everything from Scotties to Rotties or Pugs to Poodles. Experience, skill and commitment to your pets health and care. Our approach is to provide your dog or cat with a pleasant grooming experience. Your pets needs will be addressed. Soapless shampoos, deshedding solutions and nail grinding are just some of the services offered. Evening and weekend appointments available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Vet Referred

PAWSitively PURRfect Grooming Salon& Pet Spa
(334) 524-3309
605 US Highway 29
Valley, AL
Description
"where every pet is pampered to perfection" PAWSitivley PURRfect offers full service grooming,bath&brush services,all natural spa treatments,pet daycare,as well as short or long term boarding.Open Monday-Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm and Saturday 9a - 5p.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) 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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