Horse Twitches Monroe NC

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A Dog For All Seasons Inc
(704) 843-1565
6424 Providence Road South
Waxhaw, NC
We are a professional, all-breed grooming salon located 2.5 miles south of Waxhaw, NC. Jimmy Hudson has many years of professional and show grooming. Grooming includes nail clipping, anal glands expressed, gentle shampooing and conditioning, and a bandana. Pick up and delivery service is available. Please call for an appointment.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Show Grooming Services

Wash & Wag Grooming, Inc.
(704) 231-8393
Wash & Wag Grooming
Matthews, NC
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.
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
Full service, all breed,groom shop operated by skilled and gentle professionals. Open Tuesday through friday 8am-4pm & Saturdays 9-3.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

(704) 225-9447

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Kelly's K-9 Kuts
(704) 882-5009
14015 Hwy 74 Ste L
Indian Trail, NC

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Brandywine Pet Care
(704) 843-7665
3517 Sandberry Drive
Waxhaw, NC
Brandywine Pet Care is owned and operated by Brandy Gazda. Brandy has 12 years experiance in th pet care industry. Our salon dedicated to providing proffessional pet grooming with personalized care. Your pup will enjoy a kennel free enviroment and non-assembly line approach to their grooming experiance. We use all natural line of shampoo and products as well as providing hand drying only. Please call to make your appointment today!

A Dog's Best Friend, Inc.
(704) 847-9842
9010 Monre Rd. Suite G
Charlotte, NC
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
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
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
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

Midget's Grooming Station
(704) 292-1357
4831 Old Charlotte Hwy Ste D
Monroe, NC

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Reigning Cats & Dogs
(704) 243-1946
700 N Broome St
Waxhaw, NC

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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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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.)