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Home Buddies New Orleans
(504) 891-3647
Marrero, LA
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Jamie's Purple Poochie Parlor, LLC
(504) 468-6899
2424 Williams Blvd
Kenner, LA
Description
A full service salon offering Professional Grooming, Doggie daycare & unique gifts for you and your pooch. We also offer professional holiday photo's of your pooch!

Furbabies Pet Grooming
(504) 468-7300
Furbabies Pet Grooming
Kenner, LA
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Furbabies is a full-service salon, offering professional grooming and bathing, as well as day care. We also have a bed and breakfast service for select clients. We are open Wednesday through Saturday.

Clip & Dip Pet Grooming
(504) 833-0099
205 Sierra Ct
Metairie, LA
 
Vca Causeway Animal Hospital
(504) 828-2700
1315 N Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA
 
K-9 Cuts Dog Grooming & Boarding
(504) 428-6945
4422 Shores Dr.
Metairie, LA
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A full service salon and kennel offering dog grooming and boarding services by skilled professionals. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes bath,nail trimming and grooming. We specialize in grooming all breeds. Open Monday-Saturday.

Petcetera
(504) 269-8711
3205 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA
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Experienced all breed groomer, using all natural shampoo, and passive grooming techniques. Family owned and operated. Reasonable rates!

A-1 Pets Grooming
(504) 454-0253
4957 W Napoleon Ave
Metairie, LA
 
Pet Emporium Pet Grooming School
(504) 828-5004
2315 Metairie Rd
Metairie, LA
 
Lakeside Animal Hospital
(504) 887-0282
3838 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA
 
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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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