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Debbie Duncan
(251) 540-8544
526 Retreat Lane
Gulf Shores, AL
Description
Private grooming service for less stress to your pet. Spa services available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services

Dog Daze
(251) 928-8064
357 Morphy Ave
Fairhope, AL

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Jenny's Pets
(256) 682-1424
Huntsville, AL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Paws Kountry LLC
(334) 291-1411
9160 Lee Road 246 Suite C
Smiths Station, AL
Description
Paws Kountry is a full service grooming salon located in Smiths Station, AL (Across from Terry's Grocery) and only 3 minutes from HomeDepot. We also offer Doggie Day Care, Boarding and a Self Wash Service. Check us out on facebook Paws Kountry ... under Local Business. Spa Hours Tuesday - Friday 8am - 6pm, Saturday 9am -3pm and Closed Sunday and Monday. Treat your four legged babies to a day at the Spa call for an apt. today at 334-291-1411.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred

Pampered Paws Pet Salon
(334) 730-4989
109 Ready St.
Wetumpka, AL
Description
Pampered Paws Pet Salon is a Full Service Grooming Salon for All Breeds of Dogs. We Offer a Clean Quiet & Friendly Enviroment. Our groomer Judy is a Graduate of WSPDG with over 30 Years of Pet & Show Experience. We offer Convenient Appointments, Senior Pets & Puppy Grooming is our Specialty.
Services
Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Show Grooming Services

The kAm Companies
(251) 233-7608
137 N Wren Lane
Robertsdale, AL
Description
A full service salon offering your dog a home-like, anxiety free grooming enviroment. Our groomers are all pet owners themselves, and are grooming school graduates with all breed certification. We limit our services to DOGS only. Our groomers have over 30 years combined experience. Open 7 days a week, with evening appointments available. We offer pick-up and delivery service on Saturday and Sunday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

South Paws Pet Spa
(251) 928-0750
6 S Bancroft St
Fairhope, AL

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Petty Coats Grooming
(256) 492-1616
1501 US Hwy 278 E.
Gadsden, AL
Description
Margie Dunn is a Master Groomer with over 25 years of experience in the Grooming and Show Grooming Fields. She and her staff are committed pet lovers who endeavor to provide a friendly, enjoyable environment which will cater to all of your dog and cat grooming needs. Walk Ins are always welcomed. Open Tuesday - Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Classic Clips Dog Grooming andThings
(256) 766-6888
871 Florence Blvd.
Florence, AL
Description
Classic Clips-specialize in grooming small to medium size dogs under 35 lbs to AKC Breed Standards,& offer Hand Stripping for Terriers and we also groom Airedales and Standard Poodles. By Appointment Only Tues-Thursday 7:30 -5:30 Give us a try, Your Dog will love us and You'll know why! Owner, Terri Curry, is an ISCC Certified Dermatech Specialist,& stays up to date on the latest developments in Dog Grooming, to better serve you.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

DK Pet Salon
(256) 622-2267
622 Southern Avenue
Piedmont, AL
Description
DK Pet Salon is a new grooming shop located in Piedmont Alabama near Dollar General Store. We accept all breeds of dogs and cats and offer discounts for multiple pet and regular customers. With 5 years experience as a pet groomer, your pet will receive a professional quality groom and hopefully a desire to come back and see us again!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

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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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AL Equine Law

Alabama

Under Alabama Law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury or death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to the Equine Activities Liability Protection Act. (Sign posting required.)