Horse Twitches Niagara Falls NY

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Dana's Stylin' Pets
(716) 773-5958
1879 Whitehaven Road
Grand Island, NY
I feature over 15 years of quality grooming experience of both dogs and cats. Open Monday through Saturday by appointment only.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pawprints by Penny
(716) 883-9360
1330 Niagara St.
Buffalo, NY
Penny Lanich is the owner/groomer of this cozy shop in Buffalo, NY. She has over 17 years experience with all breeds of dogs. Your pet will enjoy being groomed in this friendly environment. Hours are Tues.-Sat. 9am to close.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Love Your Dog Inc.
(716) 636-0440
6989 Transit Rd
East Amherst, NY
Love Your Dog Inc. is a full service canine facility offer All Breed Grooming as well as training, daycare and boarding. Our groomers are exceptionally talented in their styling abilities and apply training and positive reinforcement techniques to ensure your dogs experience is a fun and positive one. Grooming Tuesday - Saturday
Special Care Appointments , Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Petshed Grooming Salon
(716) 725-7041
2081 Seneca St.
Buffalo, NY
I offer a full service salon providing individual attention for both dogs and cats, using all natural shampoos and conditioners. Services include bathing, drying, brushout, ears cleaned and nails clipped and filed. Bows and bandannas included with groom. Lots of TLC included free of charge. Open by appointment Tuesday's thru Saturday's for customers conveinence. Pricing according to groom.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services

Petworks Grooming
(716) 298-5845
2041 Military Rd
Niagara Falls, NY
Fisher's Friends Dog Daycare, Inc.
(716) 839-5703
2171 Kensington Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Here at Fisher's Friends we have a state of the art grooming salon which provides the highest level of spa-quality services available. From brush-outs to the works we have you covered. We use gentle, natural shampoos that will get even the dirtiest dog squeaky clean and smelling oh-so-fabulous! Shouldn't your pooch be sinfully pampered?
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

The Pooch Palace
(716) 433-8776
The Pooch Palace
Lockport, NY
Quality all breed grooming by a professionally certified pet stylist with over 13 years experience. Clean, low stress environment. No drugs or tranqs used. All natural products, toothbrushing. We offer the FURminator Shed-Less Treatment.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Oh! You Dirty Dog!
(716) 633-1134
5732 Main St.
Buffalo, NY
Self Serve Dog Wash & Boutique with an upscale, salon atmosphere. Our facility is a clean and elegant place where washing your dog becomes less of a chore for you. Our exquisite boutique features some of the trendiest, most fun and useful things that your beloved canine friend could ever want. We are currently searching to add a professional groomer to our staff for that extra special feature. Call for hours or check our website.
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

Pamp'rd Poodles
(716) 285-4470
3065 Orleans Ave
Niagara Falls, NY
Clippendale's Dog Grooming
(716) 283-4220
529 Cayuga Dr
Niagara Falls, NY

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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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