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Vanity Fur Pet Grooming Salon
(843) 842-8100
J-7D Village At Wexford
Hilton Head Island, SC
Description
Professional pet grooming, all breeds of cats and dogs. Hand scissoring, hand blow drying, bathing. We give first class service. Our groomers have atleast 10 years experience.
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Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

The Doggie Lama
(843) 252-2060
43 Meadowbrook Drive South
Ladys Island, SC
Description
The Doggie Lama is where your pets comfort and health come first. A professional full service grooming salon with hours from 6 am to 7 pm. Doggie Day Care and Boarding also available. Located in beautiful downtown Beaufort, SC.

PetSmart
(843) 836-2020
30 MALPHRUS ROAD
BLUFFTON, SC

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Specialty Pet Care LLC
(803) 348-5273
Gilbert, SC
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Tender Loving Critter-Care
(864) 223-7628
Greenwood, SC
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming
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Pet Sitters International

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SouthernBelle Pet Groomette
(843) 842-7297
26 Palmetto Bay Rd. suite 2
Hilton Head Island, SC
Description
Erica your Certified?Pet Grooming Stylist Professional here on Beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC 29928. Salon, Spa & Boutique. I am a graduate of Connecticut School of Dog Grooming. We use high end quality all Natural grooming salon products for your pets not sold in the retail market. By appointment only.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Poochie Goochie
(843) 671-6138
PO Box 3189
Hilton Head Island, SC

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Pets Are Marvelous
(843) 442-2121
Reevesville, SC
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Island Paws Pet Sitting, Insured, Bonded, Pet CPR Certified
(843) 452-3729
Isle of Palms, SC
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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A Spaw At Your Door Mobile Pet Grooming
(803) 237-0726
1792 S. Lake Dr.
Lexington, 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.)