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All Creatures Big & Small
(404) 626-3737
Monroe, GA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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grooming at Baycreek
(770) 289-7918
5126 HWY 81 N
Loganville, GA
Description
A full service salon offering all inclusive services. We never charge for services we feel are a necessary part of regular grooming. Feel free to stop by and visit our safe, clean, and fully visible grooming area.

Poodle Parfait
(404) 284-9687
4079 Glenwood Road
Decatur, GA
Description
A full service salon, offering pet grooming and boarding. Our groomers are master groomers, learning their trade from a very young age, this is a family business, which extends to our clients and their pets.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services

Furbusters, Inc.
(770) 491-8828
2346 Main St.
Tucker, GA
Description
Superior qaulity grooming and boarding services. 2 Hour Service. Veterinarian recomemded. State of the art salon and pet hotel.

Puppies Galore,Inc.
(678) 226-4849
2695 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA
Description
Our groomer is a committed pet lover who endeavors to provide a friendly and enjoyable environment catering to all of your dog and cat grooming needs. She is a grooming school graduate and will make every effort to ensure your pet is happy & safe thru out his/her grooming experiance. Grooming by Appointments Only!

Loganville Pet Salon & Boutique
(770) 913-8676
4660 Lawrenceville Rd.
Loganville, GA
Description
Full Service Grooming by skilled professionals for all breeds, dogs and cats, including specialty baths and dips, teeth brushing, nail grinding. Open 7 days a week! We offer boarding with multiple night stay discounts or free bath. Our boutique offers fashionable collars, leashes, fragrant colognes, shampoos, misc. grooming supplies.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Wags to Riches
(770) 381-2816
5377 HWY 29
Lilburn, GA
Description
Professional pet grooming done professionally. Our full service salon offers everything from baths to full scissoring and everything in between. We also offer low stress boarding and maintenece programs. While you wait grooming and pick up and delivery services available by request.

Bark Avenue Grooming
(770) 898-5678
1086 Jonesboro Road
Mcdonough, GA
Description
We are a specialty pet shop that offers grooming services. Our groomer, Heather, has 20 years experience with dogs and cats. We treat your pets with love and care like they are ours. By appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Trims By Traci
(770) 267-4485
183 Ridge Way Dr
Monroe, GA
Description
All breed dog and cat grooming. Clean, stress free environment. Most grooms done in less than 2 hrs. 15+ years grooming exp.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

The Dapper Dog
(770) 377-6640
1162 Alcovy Road
Lawrenceville, GA
Description
Groomer and owner, Pamela Goossens has 12 years experience in grooming. The shop is situated on one and a half acres, with a large fenced in yard, where dogs are potty walked before and after grooming. Dogs relax in large, indoor, temperature controlled runs and every effort is made to keep their environment and grooming experience as stress free as possible. Open Tuesday-Saturday.

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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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