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Hound About Town, LLC
(828) 553-9910
Pisgah Forest, NC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Canine Shear Heaven
(828) 254-3386
422 McDowell St
Asheville, NC
Description
Voted Number 1 Groomers 2005 and 2008(the only 2 years groomers were listed!) by Mountain Xpress readers poll! The staff of Canine Shear Heaven have one thing in common with all of you?a love of animals. Please call us for your pet?s next grooming appointment or stop by and meet us anytime to see the difference we can make in your pet?s life. We are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, and Saturday 9am to 4pm.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Something To Bark About
(828) 298-0633
875 Tunnel Rd Ste C
Asheville, NC
Description
Something to Bark About is a Pet Bakery & Boutique as well as a full service Professional Pet Grooming Salon. We are a locally operated business located in Asheville, NC. Our Pet Grooming Salon offers full service professional pet grooming from breed specific cuts to stylish trims for your mixed-breed dogs.
Services
Hand Stripping Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Dirty Dog Grooming Co.
(828) 712-2397
Reeves Cove Road
Candler, NC
Description
We are a full service salon offering loving care for your pet! Located in Candler near the Biltmore Lake Neighborhood. Relaxing and stress free environment. Please visit our website for more details!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

King Pup's Grooming
(828) 277-7077
2615 Sweeten Creek Rd
Asheville, NC
 
In Style Pets
(828) 685-9500
225 Lane Rd
Flat Rock, NC
Description
A full service pet styling/ grooming salon. Pet stylists are Vicky Schroader and Shawna Dermid. With a combined grooming experience of 23 years. Let your dog feel like a show dog today! By appt only. We are located inside of Hideaway Hills pet center. Hideaway hills offers pet boarding, daycare, bedroom suites for your pet and much more! Owned and managed by skilled professionals.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

Canine Crown & Glory
(828) 515-0220
2114 New Leicester Hwy
Asheville, NC
Description
Asheville's newest upscale grooming salon. Angie Brown and Edwina Mintz bring over 30 years of experience to the trade of grooming and training dogs of all personalities. We offer show quality grooming at affordable prices. Our crate free environment allows the dogs to socialize and enjoy their day at the spa. We offer free pick up and delivery and will accommodate our client's schedules. We are open Monday - Saturday.
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Tidy Pups
(828) 299-0431
161 Haw Creek Mews Drive
Asheville, NC
Description
Tidy Pups...always neat and clean! Professional, experienced and affordable. Why go to the big chains when we can provide your fur-baby with special one-on-one attention! Ear/Eye/Nail packages, brush outs and full grooming services. Rescue organizations call for our low fee and no fee services. We donate a portion of our services and fees to help pet rescue. Evening & weekend appointments available.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

PetSmart
(828) 681-5343
3 MCKENNA ROAD
ARDEN, NC

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Hair Of The Dog Pet Salon
(828) 274-4150
1210 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC

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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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NC Equine Law

North Carolina

Under North Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of equine activities.  Chapter 99E of the North Carolina General Statutes.  (Sign posting is required.)