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Horse Watch
(541) 513-5304
Cottage Grove, OR
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Pawsitively Perfect Grooming By Amanda
(541) 343-6833
2040 West 18th Ave
Eugene, OR
Description
Susan Walz & Pam Verner, Certified Master Groomers are here to give your pet expert care. We do breed correct grooming for all breeds. Specializing in Terriers & Poodles, pet & show grooming. Combined, we have over 50 years of grooming experience! Full spa treatment with FREE TLC! Anesthesia free tooth cleaning. No chemicals used. Open Monday thru Saturday. Call for appointment.
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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, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Blue Ribbon Pet Grooming
(541) 895-5343
34118 E Cloverdale Rd
Creswell, OR
Description
We are a full service pet grooming salon and we love animals! We know your pet is an important member of your family and we promise to make him or her feel safe and comfortable while in our care. Regular grooming keeps your pet healthy and looking nice!

Mindys Muddy Paws
(541) 998-2227
287 W 5th Ave
Junction City, OR
Description
A full service dog grooming by skilled professionals. Your dog will be given first class care and service Open Tuesday-Saturday.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

PetSmart
(541) 683-3353
2847 CHAD DR
EUGENE, OR

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Tails-B-Waggin
(541) 688-2253
3641 Byron St.
Eugene, OR
Description
Premium service from a groomer with 25 years experience. Inexpensive, discounted prices tailored to your budget. Friendly home atmosphere for your pet's comfort and safety. Please call for an appointment.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Show Grooming Services

Two Tails Dog Grooming
(541) 514-4979
Two Tails Dog Grooming
Springfield, OR
Description
Two Tails Dog Grooming offers full sevice grooming where your pet is treated with nothing but TLC. As we say "Have your pet pampered in a fun, friendly and stress free environment!"

Embarkadero Compassionate Grooming
(541) 988-3003
PO Box 744
Pleasant Hill, OR
Description
With forty three years of professional grooming experience, Molly Sargent offers compassionate grooming for dogs and cats in a small personal salon setting. We make grooming a pleasant experience and welcome pets with behavior problems. Our services include hydro massage baths, all natural shampoos, professional grooming, retail pet toys and Nutura pet foods with dietary consultations. Open Tues-Sat.

Avion's Pet Spa
(541) 942-7433
610 Wood Ave
Cottage Grove, OR
Description
A full service pet spa offering 30 yrs of gentle,loving and knowledgable nationwide experience in all breeds of cats and dogs. Show, Pet and farm clips, hard to handle pets and elderly pets a speciality. Certified also as obedience, pet manners, search dog consultant.
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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, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

End Results Grooming
(541) 343-6833
2040 W 18th Ave
Eugene, OR
 
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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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