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G H S
(907) 789-0260
7705 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK
 
Canines Unlimited
(907) 790-3647
23142 Old Lawson Crk
Juneau, AK
 
A-Plus Pet Care
(907) 373-5711
PO Box 877693
Wasilla, AK
Description
Marie of A-Plus Pet Care has been grooming for many years... She caters to small dogs. Visit her website for more info and services.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Barkingham Palace
(907) 260-5736
Physical address: 103 N.Birch St.
Soldotna, AK
Description
Joelle Miller is a Certified Master Groomer and services most dogs 40 lbs and under. We provide exceptional grooming in a relaxing atmosphere

Canine Design Pet Grooming and Spa
(907) 522-3644
11520 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK
Description
Anchorage's Finest All Breed Pet Grooming. I make it my goal that you and your pet feel happy, safe, and satisfied on every visit. I offer the best in dog and cat grooming,with flexible appt.times. The most highly qualified groomer in AK. If you want your pet to look his best, in a low stress, affordable atmostphere, Look no further. Call Jennifer today.

Highlander Grooming
(907) 780-6777
5750 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK
 
Alaska Canine Services
(907) 561-9279
7100 Old Seward Highway Unit J
Anchorage, AK
Description
All Breed Pet Dog Grooming. It is our goal to make grooming and training an enjoyable experience for your pet and a convenient valuable service to you. We consider the pets we groom and train to be family members and they are given the care and consideration we give our own.

iGroomDogs
(907) 488-3177
6330 Grieme Road
Salcha, AK
Description
Kelley Wemark, owner and groomer of iGroomDogs in Salcha, AK has groomed professionally for nearly 20 years. Very flexible scheduling, evenings and weekends included. All breed dog and cat grooming. Gentle touch and plenty of TLC.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Canine Design
(907) 892-5911
9780 Bridle Lane
Wasilla, AK
Description
Canine Design offers professional pet grooming by the owner, Donnie Darilek. Donnie has been grooming since 1967. Please call for an appointment We also offer full self-service facilities to the public.

Valley Canine Camp & Training Center Inc.
(907) 357-2267
2521 E. Mountain Village Drive
Wasilla, AK
Description
Valley Canine Camp & training center. Daycare, overnites, training and professonal Certified Groomer, Self service Grooming Tubs Too! Thank you for your business.

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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