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House of Paws Pet Salon
(864) 370-8040
1162 Rutherford Road
Greenville, SC
Description
We are a full service pet grooming salon located on Rutherford Road in Greenville, SC. Salon owners and groomers, Debra Brown and Andrea Faulkenberry are lifetime pet owners, and are committed to providing quality care and service for your pets. We offer both grooming and spa services. We also carry a selection of gifts for pets and pet lovers! Your pet is always welcome at our house!
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, Pet Sitting Services, Show Grooming Services

Anita's Cat Spa,LLC
(864) 288-3782
110 E Butler Road
Mauldin, SC
Description
Anita's Cat Spa, LLC is an exclusive Feline Grooming Spa,also offering vacation destinantions for your kitty to stay in while your away. Each destination is approximately 38-42 sq. feet. Please call today to reserve your kitties Vacation or to schedule a Grooming Spa Package.We do not sedate.We offer flexible appointments and the phone is always forwarded to a cell after hours. Can't wait to hear from you.

Teresa's Mobile Grooming Salon
(864) 631-8235
Piedmont
Piedmont, SC
Description
A full service salon offering grooming by a skilled professional with years of hands on experience and references. Your pet will be given first class service, which includes bath, hand dryed, nails filed to profection, ears and anal glands. We specialize in small breed as well as the large breed grooming. Stress free for you and your pet as well. please call to ensure an appointment. I work Monday thru Saturday. Ask for Teresa Julian
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Bubbles & Biscuits LLC
(864) 877-0032
435 The Parkway
Greer, SC
Description
Full service grooming salon plus a do it yourself dog wash. We have 2 professional groomers on staff and a team with over 27 years of combined experience.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Doggie Day Spa
(864) 201-6300
744 E Stone Ave
Greenville, SC

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Critter Corner
(864) 292-8600
1302 Stallings Road
Greenville, SC
Description
Our groomer and owner, Maria Cromer, is a grooming school graduate and has been grooming since 1995 and provides a calm, quiet environment to make your pet feel at home and relaxed. No tranquilizers are used in our shop. We offer specialty services such as Blueberry Facial, shed control, geriatric and puppy grooming. Large dogs welcome. Open Tuesday-Saturday.
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, Pet Sitting Services, Show Grooming Services

Downtown Doggie
(864) 616-3788
12 Mayfair Drive
Taylors, SC
Description
Downtown Doggie created a kennel-free environment where individual attention in a non-assembly line approach for the safety and comfort of your doggie! NDGAA '96. Call for an appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Fur-Babies Pet Salon
(864) 419-3534
102 Saxon Drive
Piedmont, SC
Description
We are committed to insuring that your pet has an enjoyable and safe grooming experience. Fur-Babies is a full service grooming salon for both dogs and cats. Our grooming package includes ear cleaning, nail trim, relaxing bath with massage, anal glands expressed and a hair cut tailored to your requests. We offer pick up and delivery in a limited area. We are open on Saturday and Sunday and evenings by request.
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

All Paws On Main
(864) 497-3275
149 B West Main Street
Duncan, SC
Description
We are a full service pet grooming salon that grooms both cats and dogs. We have excellent quality with affordable prices! Best of all, we love your pets as much as you do!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Cleveland Park Animal Hospital
(864) 242-3300
126 Woodland Way
Greenville, SC
 
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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.)