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Amanda's Countryside Pet Retreat
(260) 672-1040
9158N - 250E
Roanoke, IN
Description
Our relaxed, state-of-the-art countryside facility offers skilled grooming, low-stress boarding, pet-related retail, and expert breeder referral. Our owner, Amanda, has groomed dogs for 18 years and shown dogs for 5 years. She is a member of several prestigious breed-related dog clubs. Mon-Fri grooming hours, also Sat & Sun boarding hours.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Fort Wayne Grooming
(260) 415-0898
2414 Glenwood Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Pet Stylist Natalie Hoskins has been grooming for 13 years, specializing in puppies and difficult dogs. Evening and weekend appointments are available! Pick up and delivery available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Go Dog Go! Pet Salon
(260) 490-6848
1536 W. Till Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Our groomer/owner Jasmine Pokorny and groomer Kimberly Yaggi are committed pet lovers with combined 17 years experience. We Strive to provide a safe and friendly environment for your furry four legged friends. Evening and weekend appointments are available and we are open Monday-Saturday. Kitties are welcome too!

PetSmart
(260) 489-0870
10035 LIMA RD
FT WAYNE, IN

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Westside Animal Hospital
(260) 440-7637
4550 Illinois Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Waynedale Grooming Salon Inc
(260) 747-5483
2715 Lower Huntington Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Lynn Swager owner has 25 years in the grooming business. I make your pet my priority. We only use all natural products at my salon. All pets get a hydro-surge bath which deep cleans as well as massages. All groomers must attend seminars to keep up to date on what best for your pets. We also sell all natural pet foods, treats and supplements to help keep your pet clean healthy and happy.

Pooch Parlor Pet Grooming, Supplies & Gifts
(260) 471-4440
3704 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Vickie Bailey-Moon, certified pet stylist, believes that if a dog is treated with kindness he will welcome coming back to be pampered and groomed by a friend. Based on that philosophy, Pooch Parlor soon grew and now has two additional pet stylists grooming alongside Vickie and a new much larger building that has an addition a pet boutique up front to further pamper pets and those who love them.

Parker's Pet Parlor
(260) 244-5837
337 Factory St
Columbia City, IN

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Joanna's Animal Grooming
(260) 489-1055
9179 Lima Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
PetSmart
(260) 436-7323
1760 APPLE GLEN BLVD
FORT WAYNE, IN

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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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