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Meave's Dog Manner
(570) 752-1010
346 Stone Church Road
Berwick, PA
Would you like your pet to be groomed in a quiet relaxed atmosphere? We are a low volume, one on one salon with your pets comfort in mind. We have supports for older and special needs pets. We are FURminator specialists and will shed out all the annoying hair that you hate so much. By appointment only. Daytime hours and some evening and Saturday hours are available.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

The Grooming Studio, Ltd.
(570) 236-3199
787 Route 93 Suite C
Sybertsville, PA
Pamper your Canine or Feline Companion in a Spa-Like Atmosphere! Where my clients & their animals are my #1 Concern. Your animals are treated on a one-on-one basis. Inside the shop, a tranquilizing atmosphere where spa-like music and aromatherapy candles burn to sooth and comfort your pet. Offering a Huge Variety of Canine Collars, Harnesses, Pet Charms, Pet Pendants, etc. . . Like No Other Store Around!
Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

(570) 784-7642
750 Naylor Ave
Bloomsburg, PA

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My Pet's Favorite Groom Salon
(570) 271-2886
528 E Market St
Danville, PA

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Lily's House Of Grooming
(570) 759-7010
6079 Park Rd
Berwick, PA

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Pretty Paws 3 Dog Grooming Salon
(570) 752-9004
340 Martzville Rd
Berwick, PA
Russel and I have been grooming for 14 years. We have had our own salon for 10 years and pride ourselves with the way we care for our clients.. Clean, safe salon and we offer a wide variety of services for both dogs and cats. We also offer professonial photograghy for you and your pet. Weekday, evening and weekend appts.Come visit us, you will not be disappointed. Thank you, Gina & Russel Fetter
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

(570) 389-7673
702 Poplar St
Bloomsburg, PA

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112 Steeb St
Danville, PA

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(570) 759-8160
1205 6TH Ave
Berwick, PA

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(570) 864-3717
74 Robbins Rd
Stillwater, PA

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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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