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Shear Paw-Fection
(803) 684-2929
730 Highway 321 By-Pass
York, SC
Description
We offer dog and cat grooming without sedation. Having more than one person available makes your pets grooming experience safe and comfortable. Our groomers have over 20 years experience. Offsite boarding is available. We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday by appointment evening hours available.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Show Grooming Services

Top Dog Grooming LLC
(803) 329-1004
1048 Mt.Gallant Rd
Rock Hill, SC
Description
I am a Certified Groomer,I am the only person who handles your dog, from start to finish. I offer all services,and, groom all size dogs. My main concern is making the grooming experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. I an open Tuesday-Saturday
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

Million Dollar Dog, Inc.
(704) 266-4137
109 Amity Circle
Belmont, NC
Description
At Million Dollar Dog, Inc, Groomers Tara and Brandy provide an atmosphere that is both safe and relaxing for your pet. We do a minimum number of dogs in a day so pets are not just part of an "assembly line." Both groomers are pursuing certification for Master Groomer through the National Dog Groomers Association of America. Open Tuesday-Sunday we specialize in all breed grooming.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Pawsitive Touch Grooming
(704) 473-4048
786 Bell Rd.
Kings Mountain, NC
Description
14 years of professional Training. Special shampoos for variety of skin types Special hours for your schedule Your pet will surely get the treatment and love he or she deserves.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Show Grooming Services

Pawfection Grooming
(803) 327-5566
5480 Sugar Loaf Lane
Rock Hill, SC
Description
Cheri Bishop, an S.I.P.G. certified groomer, giving sweet, quality care to your pets. I groom to AKC specifications and also groom cats. Size of dog does not matter. Your pet will be groomed to pawfection, including hair out of the ears on breeds of dogs that need it, nail trim, clipping, bathing, conditioning and drying is included in a full groom.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

The Pristine Pet
(704) 707-4433
12429 Autumn Blaze Drive
Charlotte, NC
Description
The Pristine Pet is located in the Steele Creek community of Charlotte, NC. Brittney Huffman, grooming school graduate, who specializes in grooming lovingly cared for pets. We have a full-service in home salon and offer online booking.

Yuppy Puppy Pet Grooming Salon & Spa
(803) 980-7387
1653 Celanese Road
Rock Hill, SC
Description
Cat baths collars de-shedding. Dog grooming flea & tick treatments. Hand scissoring. Boarding kennels. Leashes, Nail trimming. Pet boarding. Pet clothes. Pet food.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Bark City Doggie Daycare and Spa
(704) 820-9772
812 Woodlawn Ave
Belmont, NC
Description
Full service dog grooming, all day doggie daycare. Spacious pet condos, Open 6 days a week. Come see what all the BARK is about !!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Dogtails grooming
(704) 473-4727
Dogtails Grooming
Kings Mountain, NC
Description
Home based professional grooming located in a shop building on my property. Welcoming all breeds large and small. Quality grooming with the up most care for you companion. Full grooming services include Bath, blow out, Blueberry facial, glands expressed (if possible) tooth brushing, de-shedding, clipper work, scissoring, sanitary work, nails clipped & filed, ears plucked.

Bark Street Dog Spa
(704) 525-9998
3930 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC
Description
Grooming: All styles and sizes, Tuesday to Saturday from 8:00AM to 7:00 PM. Self Dog Wash 100% Natural foods Fromm, California food and more.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

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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SC Equine Law

South Carolina

Under South Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of equine activity, pursuant to Article 7, Chapter 9 of Title 47, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976.  (Sign posting is required.)