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Aussie Pet Mobile Northwest Arkansas
(479) 696-9231
Mc Kissic creek Rd
Bentonville, AR

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Bow Wow Pet Styling
(479) 636-6057
2882 W. Walnut S. (71 B)
Rogers, AR
Description
Bow Wow Pet Styling has been in business for many years because we care. We care about your pet and we care about you. Your ideas, in our hands, makes a perfectly styled pet. We thank you for the opportunity to serve you and to seave TLC to you best friend.

The Dog House
(479) 631-9911
4315 Landers Rd.
Rogers, AR
Description
The Dog House offers professional grooming for all breeds in a fun, stress-free environment. When you come to The Dog House it's all about the dogs. They spend majority of their time outside in the play areas, or inside lounging on a bed, whatever they prefer!Stop in and see what we have to offer, your dog will be glad you did! Veterinarian reccomended. All vaccinations required.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

New Hope Boarding & Grooming
(479) 936-8044
109 E New Hope Rd
Rogers, AR
 
All Dogs Clinic
(479) 631-2525
220 S Dixieland Rd
Rogers, AR
 
Pawfect Day Spa & Boutique
(479) 271-6364
2104 S. Walton Blvd.
Bentonville, AR
Description
We are a full service grooming establishment in a fun setting reflecting our love for your pets. Our customers expect nothing but the best grooming experience for their pets and we work hard to ensure that every visit to Pawfect is a great one.

Bow Wow Pet Styling INC
(479) 636-6057
2831 W. Dogwood St.
Rogers, AR
Description
Location, location, location says it all in this lovely 2700 sq, ft. home with 400 sq. ft boutique style shop. A home a business, a great area to live. Lakes, mountians and all four mild seasons. Would work for 1 to 3 groomers and a bather, I will stay on full or part time as needed. Definetly has more potenchel yet has enough for any groomer to be happy in a fast growing area.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Faithful Friends Animal Clinic
(479) 636-7387
5497 Champions Dr
Rogers, AR
 
PetSmart Pet Grooming
(479) 631-4018
2203 Promenade Blvd
Rogers, AR
 
PetSmart
(479) 631-4018
2203 PROMENADE BLVD
ROGERS, AR

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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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