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Carolina Pet Place
(336) 766-4447
Clemmons, NC
Services
House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Daily Dog Walks, Doggie Day Care
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Pet Sitters International

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Treasured Pets Home Care, LLC
(336) 250-1800
Winston Salem, 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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Puppy Power Pet Salon
(336) 731-7669
6116-A Old US Hwy 52
Lexington, NC

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K9s and More
(336) 859-3973
3823 Old Hwy 109
Lexington, NC
Description
Stress free groooming for your dog in my home. Small and med breeds up to 40 lbs. Very reasonable rates. Only top quality grooming products are used on your pet. Appointments available Mon-Fri.

Absolutely Beautiful Mobile Grooming and Bath
(336) 991-7236
1505 Larkin St
High Point, NC
Description
Cage free environment, personal exclusive attention, loving hands, salon quality products. All delivered to your doorstep in my fully self contained grooming van, no hookups. One on one attention for your pet from start to finish.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

Denise's Pet Spa & Pet Care Service
(704) 797-0104
Salisbury, NC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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K9s Grooming
(336) 859-3973
3823 Old NC Hwy 109
Lexington, NC

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Puppy Power Pet Salon
(336) 225-7768
Puppy Power Pet Salon
Lexington, NC
Description
Puppy Power Pet Salon is a home-based full service grooming salon for dogs and cats. Located in the Silver Valley area of Lexington, NC, we offer professional grooming-from the basic bath and brush to full service pet clips for all breeds. The salon is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to attend to all your pets grooming needs safely and efficiently. The salon is fully air conditioned and only uses heatless dryers for the comfort of your pet.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, 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

Affordable Pet Grooming
(336) 798-2149
250 Beech Drive
Lexington, NC
Description
Affordable grooming for your small breed dog. Evening and weekend appointment times are available. I am a full service groomer with 10 years experience. I will work hard to ensure your pet has a pleasant grooming experience and your pet need not stay all day due to scheduled appointment times.
Services
Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Aristocuts Grooming and Training Salon
(336) 766-0123
3511 Lawrence St.
Clemmons, NC
Description
Aristocuts Grooming & Training provides full service grooming as well as dog obedience lessons and classes.The staff at this grooming salon places extreme emphasis not just on the quality of its grooming but more importantly the humane care and treatment of all pets. Yolanda Morris is the owner of Aristocuts and has 10 years experience in grooming & is also a Certified Professional Trainer. We are open Monday-Friday and some Saturdays.
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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, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

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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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