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Dog Gone Grooming
313-6082
560 East Round Bunch
Bridge City, TX
Description
Grand Opening. All dogs welcome and cats too. Let me pamper your pet with lot of love and care call and ask for Angie open Monday-Saturday 9-5
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 Sitting Services

Petco
(409) 724-1853
8735 Memorial Blvd
Port Arthur, TX
 
Puppy Love
(409) 736-0800
2726 62nd St
Port Arthur, TX
 
Granger Thomas L
(409) 832-6592
2605 North St
Beaumont, TX
 
Barbara'S Pet Grooming
(409) 924-0555
3580 Blackmon Ln
Beaumont, TX
 
Doggie Day Spa
(409) 783-2192
195 West Bolivar St.
Vidor, TX
Description
A full service salon and kennel offering dog grooming and day care services by skilled professionals. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes nails and dewclaw trimming, then bathed with the appropriate shampoo for your particular dogs coat followed by a tea tree conditioner. We specialize in small breed dog grooming and offer pickup and delivery services of your pet. Open Monday thru Friday.

Rutty Animal Clinic
(409) 727-2626
7610 N Twin City Hwy
Port Arthur, TX
 
The Groom Room
(409) 892-0089
2730 N 11th St
Beaumont, TX
 
K-9 Kwick Klip
(409) 866-5015
5704 College St
Beaumont, TX
 
Jennifer'S Pet Grooming
(409) 898-7111
4397 Calder Ave
Beaumont, TX
 

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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