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Wonder Woman Pet Sitting Services
(706) 254-1104
Athens, GA
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Bark Dog Spa and Boutique Inc
(706) 353-1065
1850 Epps Bridge Parkway
Athens, GA
Description
Athen's premier pet styling salon where we combine state of the art grooming with all natural grooming products to give your pet a relaxing day at the spa!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Fur'st Class Pet Resort
(706) 769-5129
1450 Odom
Bishop, GA
Description
All the modern conveniences with good old fashioned care . we take are time ..
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

Lazy Bonez Pet Stuff
out of bussiness
1689 Old Pendergrass Rd
Jefferson, GA
Description
I am a professional pet stylist since 1988 and operator.My husband and I run the shop.We are commited to your pets (baby)every need.We also are full line pet shop.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available

The Pet Store
(706) 546-9906
3190 Atlanta Hwy Ste 109
Athens, GA

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Classic City K9 Grooming
(706) 850-8585
548 Hawthorne Ave
Athens, GA
Description
Full service grooming salon dedicated to dogs only. We offer a variety of services including spa treatments, Nail Caps, dental care and more! We also have a retail selection! We are Athens, Georgia's PREMIER grooming salon!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Diva Dogs Day Spa
(706) 355-9911
297 Cedar Creek Dr
Athens, GA
Description
Diva Dogs is a full service dog grooming spa in Athens, Georgia. We pamper your pet with spa services and all the comforts of a home environment. Bows, a bandana & cologne are complimentary! Spa services are massage, teeth brushing, conditioning wrap, all natural flea dip/bath, nail caps, nail polish and de-skunk. Let us pamper your dog!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

The Groom Room
(770) 725-5726
2048 Hwy
Statham, GA
Description
Dog Grooming and bathing. Low volume. By appt. only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Yaps Fifth Avenue Pet Grooming
(706) 227-2833
160 Sharon Cir
Athens, GA
 
Bark Dog Spa & Boutique
(706) 353-1065
1850 Epps Bridge Pkwy
Athens, GA

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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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