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Fluffs of Luv, LLC
(704) 421-3492
Charlotte, NC
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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The Pristine Pet
(704) 707-4433
12429 Autumn Blaze Drive
Charlotte, NC
Description
The Pristine Pet is located in the Steele Creek community of Charlotte, NC. Brittney Huffman, grooming school graduate, who specializes in grooming lovingly cared for pets. We have a full-service in home salon and offer online booking.

Yuppy Puppy Pet Grooming Salon & Spa
(803) 980-7387
1653 Celanese Road
Rock Hill, SC
Description
Cat baths collars de-shedding. Dog grooming flea & tick treatments. Hand scissoring. Boarding kennels. Leashes, Nail trimming. Pet boarding. Pet clothes. Pet food.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Dog Gone Beautiful
(704) 752-6464
McMullen Creek Shopping Market
Charlotte, NC
Description
Formerly of Boca Raton, FL., our groomer and owner, Bruce Alpert, provides professional,all breed grooming in a clean,enjoyable environment using state of the art equipment and all natural products. Open Tuesday-Saturday
Services
Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

A Dog's Best Friend, Inc.
(704) 847-9842
9010 Monre Rd. Suite G
Charlotte, NC
Description
Gentle Grooming with Care. Gentle grooming given in a safe and comfortable environment, personal groomer assigned to your pet. Open Mon-Sat 7:30-6:00
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, 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

Happy Tails Pet Services, LLC
(704) 717-9113
Charlotte, NC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Top Dog Grooming LLC
(803) 329-1004
1048 Mt.Gallant Rd
Rock Hill, SC
Description
I am a Certified Groomer,I am the only person who handles your dog, from start to finish. I offer all services,and, groom all size dogs. My main concern is making the grooming experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. I an open Tuesday-Saturday
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

Pawfection Grooming
(803) 327-5566
5480 Sugar Loaf Lane
Rock Hill, SC
Description
Cheri Bishop, an S.I.P.G. certified groomer, giving sweet, quality care to your pets. I groom to AKC specifications and also groom cats. Size of dog does not matter. Your pet will be groomed to pawfection, including hair out of the ears on breeds of dogs that need it, nail trim, clipping, bathing, conditioning and drying is included in a full groom.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Bark Street Dog Spa
(704) 525-9998
3930 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC
Description
Grooming: All styles and sizes, Tuesday to Saturday from 8:00AM to 7:00 PM. Self Dog Wash 100% Natural foods Fromm, California food and more.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Brandywine Pet Care
(704) 843-7665
3517 Sandberry Drive
Waxhaw, NC
Description
Brandywine Pet Care is owned and operated by Brandy Gazda. Brandy has 12 years experiance in th pet care industry. Our salon dedicated to providing proffessional pet grooming with personalized care. Your pup will enjoy a kennel free enviroment and non-assembly line approach to their grooming experiance. We use all natural line of shampoo and products as well as providing hand drying only. Please call to make your appointment today!

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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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SC Equine Law

South Carolina

Under South Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of equine activity, pursuant to Article 7, Chapter 9 of Title 47, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976.  (Sign posting is required.)