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Doggie Day Spa
(254) 518-4500
214 S Main St
Copperas Cove, TX
Description
Experienced, gentle groomers. Clean and safe environment. Excellent quality and service. All breeds welcome! Homemade pet treats, Greenies, and Solid Gold pet food available. Pets do not have to stay all day! Appointments available!!

Crossroads Grooming Salon
(254) 254-8700
Crossroads Veterinary Hospital
Copperas Cove, TX
Description
Crossroads Grooming, provides a clean, full service salon for your dog or cat. All breeds and sizes welcome. Offering reasonable prices with quality work. Call to make your appointment with professional Pet Stylist, Brandi. Open Monday- Saturday 8am-5pm(254)542-8700 Have your pet treated like family... not a number!

Pouncing Paws
(254) 690-2686
750 S. Amy Lane
Harker Heights, TX
Description
Where your pets are spoiled and loved in the grooming process. We have grooming for cats, dogs, ferrets, etc. We also have boarding and doggy day care. Open Monday-Friday 07:00 AM to 06:30 PM

Roomin N Groomin
(254) 634-8076
123 Yates Rd
Killeen, TX
 
Connie'S Grooming
(254) 628-1727
4807 Trimmier Rd
Killeen, TX
 
Brandi's Grooming
(254) 462-4696
2208 E. Hwy 190 Suite 2
Copperas Cove, TX
Description
Full service pet salon and spa. Homemade healthy dog bakery. Fun tropical paradise theme. Clean and sanitary, with Experienced Academy trained groomers.
Services
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, Show Grooming Services

Paw Spa
(512) 734-2853
9881 F.M. 2657
Kempner, TX
Description
The Paw Spa offers dog grooming by the owner, Bonnie Roberts. Bonnie is a Grooming School Graduate, and has over 20 years in the art of dog hair. Appoitments are available weekends and some evenings for the working owners , who just have no week day time.

Bubbles & Bows Dog Grooming
(254) 547-8022
1248 W Highway 190
Copperas Cove, TX

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Misty Wind'S All Breed Grooming
(254) 526-3135
121 N 2nd St
Killeen, TX
 
PetSmart
(254) 634-1664
2500 E CENTRAL TX EXPWY
KILLEEN, TX

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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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