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Groomingtails Of Concord
(603) 856-8001
234 A North Main St.
Concord, NH
Description
Experienced and Professional Pet Grooming. Comfortable and stress free enviroment. Our caring and services reflect through our many satisfied customers. We are the only establishment that offers hand stripping, rehabilitative grooming and senior care grooming. Combined we possess over 20 years of grooming experience and understanding of behavior and your pets needs throughout the entire grooming process.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Tender Touch Grooming
(603) 226-3047
108 Airport Road
Concord, NH
Description
Established professional grooming with over 40 years experience. We pride ourselves in providing professional service in addition to our unique consideration to pet's needs. As each pet is different, we strive to make their comfort a priority always.
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, Retail Pet Products Available, Show Grooming Services

Muddy Paws Spa
(603) 223-0688
5 Hampshire Hills Dr
Bow, NH
Description
Give your Muddy Paws the SPA treatment. Full Service grooming available including hydro-massage therapy baths, suited skin and coat treatments and professional trims and cuts. Call today for an appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

U Dirty Dog U
(603) 656-9991
74 Putnum St
Manchester, NH
Description
Our shop is a quiet home like enviroment. I use a cageless system unless of course your pet would rather have their own home. I have been grooming for over 13 years and have received many awards for my work. I am experienced in show grooming as well, stop in to say hi! my hours are Tues. thru Sat. by appointment only
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

PetSmart
(603) 224-1028
299 LOUDON RD
CONCORD, NH

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Bark Now
(603) 229-3700
237 South Main Street
Concord, NH
Description
Bark Now iss a luxury style grooming salon and boutique - At Bark Now you will find incomparable customer service, a certified professional groomer and Reiki practioner as well as an array of products for your pampered pet. Serving Concord and surrounding towns, we are conveniently located on South Main Street just minutes away from I-93. Grooming is by appointment during our normal business hours.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

A Furry Affair
(603) 798-5650
39C S. Village Rd.
Loudon, NH
Description
We have full service grooming and a small retail shop. We work closely with local veterinarians and animal shelters. Our motto is courteous and professional pet grooming.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Happy Pups Grooming
(603) 435-9663
610 Suncook Valley Hwy.
Pittsfield, NH
Description
Hello! Happy Pups Grooming offers full service grooming for your dog. I have almost 20 years experience and have owned my own grooming busines since 1992. I moved my business into my home in 2004 so that I would have much more time to offer the TLC that all pets appreciate and enjoy. Bring your pet to Happy Pups Grooming, He/she will love you for it. Kym
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Russell Animal Hospital, P.A.
(603) 822-4200
286 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH
 
Petco
(603) 225-7355
35 Fort Eddy Rd
Concord, NH
 
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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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