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DiOGi Pet Services LLC
(678) 521-1763
Atlanta, GA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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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

Buckwood Pet Hotel
(404) 351-3246
1630 Northside Drive
Atlanta, GA
Description
Buckwood pet hotel has a groomer on staff, Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00. Our groomer is a devoted pet enthusiast who strives to provide a pleasurable and inviting environment to help with all of your dog and cat grooming needs. We also provide doggie daycare and boarding services at the same facility. The veternarian is located right next door to the facility.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Kelsey's Dog House
(404) 816-4100
339 Buckhead Avenue
Atlanta, GA
Description
Kelsey's Dog House offers grooming, boarding and all-day play care in a homestyle environment. We are in the heart of Buckhead, Atlanta at the corner of Buckhead Avenue and Grandview. Warm personal service and attention to detail is what we are all about.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available

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.

Heavenly Cuts Petcare and Grooming
(404) 213-0465
2140 Montilly Place
Atlanta, GA
Description
Crystal Haddock has been grooming for 4 years now. She has been professionally trained and posseses a gentle, loving touch. Your pet will be in a calmer, quieter atmosphere and will receive one on one attention. Baths and Full Grooms are available Monday-Friday by appointment only. Arrangements for Pick-up and Delivery are available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Axcium Pet Grooming
(404) 752-7909
2188 Essex Ave SW
Atlanta, GA
Description
Full service dog grooming salon, all dogs welcome. Wide range of grooming styles, including hand stripping. Show grooming of terriers and schnauzers, 20 years experience. Included Every Time: Nailtrim, Earcleaning, Gland Tune-up, Bath, Blowdry, Bow(s) or BandanaProvided by the business ownerPayment Accepted: Check, Cash, Paypal Provided by the business ownerHand Stripping On Request For All Wirecoated Breeds: Schnauzers, Terriers, Dachshunds, etc Trim Styles: Breed specific, Puppy cut,
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Great Grooms
(404) 320-1600
3084 Briarcliff Rd.
Atlanta, GA
Description
Cat and dog bathing/grooming, daycare, boarding and training. We specialize in all breeds with emphasis on correct breed trims. We are able to provide excellant professional care for all pets, specializing in older/ill pets, as well as rambunctious toddlers.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

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

Hunters Pet Grooming & self service dog wash
(770) 384-0022
2821 South Cobb Dr.
Smyrna, GA
Description
A family owned business with 2 Certified Master Groomers. This salon is a state of the art facility. Recommended by veterinarians. Also a $15 self service dog wash. Open 7 days a week.
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

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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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