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Companion Pet Sitters, Inc. (CPS)
(770) 205-5111
Cumming, GA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming
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Pet Sitters International

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Catspells
(770) 337-1401
Flowery Branch, GA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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PawSpa Resort
(770) 888-7291
6196 Hwy 400
Cumming, GA
Description
All breed grooming

A Soapy Puppy Dog Spa
(678) 528-7546
6320 Hwy 9
Alpharetta, GA
Description
A Soapy Puppyis your dog's grooming paradise! Full grooming services available to pamper your pup with individualized attention. We treat your dog as if it was our own! Full grooming, self wash baths, doggie massages, training & bakery. We are a new concept dedicated to pampering your pet with HydroMassage Baths, Spa Quality Shampoo, & services conducted by caring individuals in our Spa Environment. April 2007
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services

Dog Wash Cafe
770-740-1888 & 770-475-4343
12635 Crabapple Rd.
Alpharetta, GA
Description
Full Service Salon offering Grooming, Full Service & Self Service Pet Wash. 2 convenient locations servicing Alpharetta and Milton Georgia. Our Groomers have a minimum of 11 yrs experience.
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Purr-A Cat Sitting Service, LLC
(404) 510-3697
Cumming, GA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Rachel's Pawssion for Pets, LLC
(404) 314-3849
Roswell, GA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Petite Pet Grooming
(770) 271-0500
3745 Roxwood Park Drive
Buford, GA
Description
We offer professional pet grooming for dogs under 35 lbs in our home. We are located 10 minutes from the Mall of Ga. in Buford, Georgia.Hours 8 am to 7 pm 7 days a week. By appointment.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

The PawPlex
(678) 765-0981
3580 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd
Suwanee, GA
Description
The PawPlex is your pet's style, stay and play headquarters. We offer professional pet styling by some of the industry's leading experts. Pets love to stay and play while you are away in our indoor/ outdoor play area. We also offer nutritious holistic pet foods.

Foothills Veterinary Clinic
(706) 216-1356
375 Auraria Rd.
Dawsonville, GA
Description
Foothills Veterinary Clinic is a full service facility. Offering the latest in Veterinary services, boarding and grooming. Kym our groomer has been a professional groomer for more than 25 years. She is an all-breed groomer and enjoys attending seminars and trade shows to further her education and to keep up with the latest dog grooming tools and procedures. She will make every effort to ensure your pet enjoys the 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, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Vet Referred

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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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