Horse Twitches Inverness FL

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Debbie's Perfect Pets
(352) 861-5200
15040 SW 85th Ave
Dunnellon, FL

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Koolkats and Hotdogs Inc.
(352) 270-8802
2157 North Lecanto Hwy.
Lecanto, FL
We are a committed respected grooming salon who endeavors to provide a friendly and enjoyable environment catering to all of your dog and cat grooming needs. ALL our groomers are graduates and certified. We will make every effort to ensure your pet enjoys the grooming prodedure. Open Monday-Friday 7am-5pm and the first Saturday of every month. We are citrus county's ONLY doggie Bakery.. All breeds big or small we groom them all.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Pawfection Ranch
(352) 628-2828
5000 E. Cardinal
Homosassa, FL
Welcome to Pawfection Ranch, located in beautiful Homosassa Springs, on Florida's Nature coast. We are a premier 5 Paws grooming salon, pet lodge and day care camp. We pride ourselves on the most modern equipment and hygienically clean facility you can bring your pampered pet to. We provide a full range of grooming services. Our new Hydro Bath system deep cleans and messages, All natural bath ingredients and conditioners.

Pet Grooming By Carmen
(352) 807-2540
819 South Broad Street
Brooksville, FL
All breed grooming, state of the art grooming facility. Brand new equipment, gentle hands and soft spoken staff, natural products available, large cages for your pets comfort, you will not be disappointed. We are located in Brooksville off Hwy 50 and Hwy 41. Proud Member of the NDGAA.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Brooksville Pet Grooming Inc.
(352) 796-5800
7360 Broad St.
Brooksville, FL
All breed dog and cat grooming, 25 yrs exp. Hand sissoring avail. Kind and experienced groomers.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Canine Coiffures
(352) 726-1006
Canine Coiffures
Hernando, FL
Canine Coiffures offers full service dog grooming. Experienced staff with a true love of dogs.We also do pet sitting for our customers either by the day week or what ever your needs may be. We have a pick up and delivery service available. We cater to our customers and take much pride in our work.We are closed Wednesday's and Sunday's. We open early 7:30 am and close around 6:00pm We thank our many loyal customers!
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, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Citrus Pet Grooming
7231 West Grover Cleveland Blvd.
Homosassa, FL
At Citrus Pet Resort and Grooming Salon we are dedicated, loving and compassionate about your pets boarding and grooming needs. Stop by and visit us, we would love to show you our facility. We also carry a full line of dog & cat supplies and food. Our groomers are experienced and knowledgeable of all grooming breeds. Grooming made by appointment only. Hours 8:30am to 4:00pm Open Monday thru Saturday

pawfection too
(352) 628-2828
6420 South Sun Coast Blvd.
Homosassa, FL
Up scale grooming salon, pet hotel and pet day care facility located on florida nature coast. latest pet grooming products and the state of the art equipment.pawfection for you

Pristine Pet Salon
(352) 797-8318
4379 Broad St
Brooksville, FL
Pristine Pet Salon is located in Brooksville, Florida. Our genuine love and appreciation for our 4-legged friends is what ultimatly brought us into the Business. With 35 years experience under our collars in grooming, showing and breeding dogs we offer first class care and a comfortable, clean environment. Our goal is to make your pet beautiful, happy and accomadate all of our clients' needs.. Open Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Grooming By Glenda
(352) 860-1001
407 US Hwy 41 S
Inverness, FL

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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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