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Pretty Paws Pet Salon llc
(304) 864-5620
11443 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Masontown, WV
Description
We are Preston County's Number one pet salon. We love each pet who comes into our salon, and treat them all as if they are our own. Our shop is very personal and we like to give each pet a personal touch. We welcome you to our salon and be sure to check out our website for our appointment hours and prices.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

PetSmart
(724) 437-0565
116 MATTHEW DR
UNIONTOWN, PA

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Winding Road Kennel, Inc
(304) 428-3518
1886 Winding Road
Parkersburg, WV
Description
We offer a wide variety of services including a full line of spa products and packages. Everything for your pet to look and feel it's best.
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, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

New River Grooming, LLC
(304) 469-2060
1428 East Main Street
Oak Hill, WV
Description
We offer all breed dog grooming by skilled professionals. Get the works with bath, haircut, nail trimming and ear cleaning or bring in your dog for just a bath and brushing which also includes a complimentary nail trimming/filing plus ear cleaning. Now accepting a limited number of new clients, open Monday-Friday by appointment only.
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

Designer Dogs Pet Salon
(304) 229-8082
17 Hovatter Drive
Inwood, WV
Description
Renee' Turner, owner and professional dog groomer with over 25 years experience is vet referred and provides lots of TLC. References are gladly given.Grooming is by appointment.All dogs must be current on vaccinations & owner must provide proof of such from their vet. This policy is to help assure that all pets entering the salon are healthy. Due to limited space, regretfully, I can not accomodate large breeds or cats. My small salon is cozy and homey, not cold and uniform, making your pet feel
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Happy Paws Grooming Salon
(724) 564-1088
1622 Georges Fairchance Rd
Smithfield, PA

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Holley-day Grooming
(304) 252-8370
496 Ritter Drive
Beaver, WV
Description
Holleyday Grooming owners Bobby and Beni Holley have been serving pets and their owners for 30 years. Beni became a Certified Master Groomer in 1983 and is also a professional photographer specializing in pets. We don't just groom them, we style them to perfection!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Livestock Grooming services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Winding Road Boarding Kennel
(304) 428-3518
1886 Winding Rd
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Full service salon/spa and kennel offering dog & cat grooming & boarding services by skilled professionals.Owners Ron and Denise Rodeheaver, Denise head groomer has 15 yrs experience, attended grooming school and has extra schooling for her compaion animal hygenist, We have 3 groomers on staff with professional bathers. We use highest quality shampoos and conditioners selected for each animal depending upon their skin.
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 Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

4 Paws Salon
(304) 588-6294
1085 Dutch Ridge Rd.
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Pets are scheduled by appt. Early drop offs welcome! Full grooming service provided. 17 years experience.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Claws N Paws Pet Grooming
(304) 652-1225
130 Springdale Street- Garage
Sistersville, WV
Description
Owner and groomer, Heather Stillwagner, offers a full line of grooming services for all breeds & sizes of dogs & cats, as well as wing clipping for birds of all sizes. Our shop has a very comfortable environment for a calming groom experience. We offer specials on a daily basis and The Breed of the Month discounts! We stand behind everything we do, and we promise to always be friendly, helpful, & affectionate.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services

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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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