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Fluffs of Luv, LLC
(704) 421-3492
Charlotte, NC
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Wash & Wag Grooming, Inc.
(704) 231-8393
Wash & Wag Grooming
Matthews, NC
Description
Weekday & Weekend evening appointments. Dog Bathing and selective Grooming. Special Care appointments for puppies, aged and disabled pets. Pet Sitting services. Professional Pet Portraits available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services

Fuzzy Faces Dog Grooming
(704) 545-2300
14301-C Albemarle Rd
Charlotte, NC
Description
Full service, all breed,groom shop operated by skilled and gentle professionals. Open Tuesday through friday 8am-4pm & Saturdays 9-3.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

The Dog Salon!
(704) 248-0991
1318 Central Avenue Ste E-1
Charlotte, NC
Description
Small shop care with amazing grooming staff and helpful advice for keeping your pooch in top dog shape! The Dog Salon! also has a self serve dog wash for the do-it-yourselfers. It's easy and fun. Call 704-248-0991!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Bark Street Dog Spa
(704) 525-9998
3930 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC
Description
Grooming: All styles and sizes, Tuesday to Saturday from 8:00AM to 7:00 PM. Self Dog Wash 100% Natural foods Fromm, California food and more.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Happy Tails Pet Services, LLC
(704) 717-9113
Charlotte, NC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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A Dog's Best Friend, Inc.
(704) 847-9842
9010 Monre Rd. Suite G
Charlotte, NC
Description
Gentle Grooming with Care. Gentle grooming given in a safe and comfortable environment, personal groomer assigned to your pet. Open Mon-Sat 7:30-6:00
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Dog Gone Beautiful
(704) 752-6464
McMullen Creek Shopping Market
Charlotte, NC
Description
Formerly of Boca Raton, FL., our groomer and owner, Bruce Alpert, provides professional,all breed grooming in a clean,enjoyable environment using state of the art equipment and all natural products. Open Tuesday-Saturday
Services
Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

The Dog Salon
(704) 248-0991
1318 Central Ave
Charlotte, NC
Description
Trendy, upscale, full service grooming salon complete with 5 self serve dog wash stations. The best in Charlotte! You will not be disappointed, our groomers are amazing and our salon is clean. Come check us out!
Services
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, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Feline Fabulous
(704) 716-2287
Feline Fabulous
Charlotte, NC
Description
Feline Fabulous, an exclusive cat boarding and grooming facility, opened its doors to Charlotte area cat fanciers on January 3, 2011. The shop offers a unique setting that is dedicated to only cats. Carmen Craig,is a nationally Certified Master Feline Groomer. Feline Fabulous is here to make a difference in feline care. Now it is time, cats rule at Feline Fabulous.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, 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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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.)