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Pawsitive Pet Services
(405) 659-1560
Oklahoma City, OK
Services
House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Dog Training, Grooming, Pet Transportation, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pet Lovers Pet Shop
(405) 376-1223
206 W. State Hwy 152
Mustang, OK
Description
Pet Lovers Pet Shop offers full service grooming & spa sessions. We employee only experienced professional staff. We aim to make your pets visit a pleasurable one. See our website for more detailed information.

Knight's Fluff-A-Pup
(405) 549-8258
1708 Cottonwood Ln
Newcastle, OK
Description
Knights Fluff-A-Pup is a family owned and operated all breed dog grooming salon. We love on your pet with treats, toys, hugs, and positive reinforcement from the door, to the tub, to the grooming table, and home again into your arms. We offer an at-home feel to better the health and longevity of your pet and send you home a clean tail-wagging canine family member.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

Swaim Serum Co
(405) 236-8581
1601 S. Agnew
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Jo's Dog Grooming
(405) 848-0585
6517 N May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Pawfection Pet Salon
(405) 631-7297
Pawfection Pet Salon
Oklahoma City, OK
Description
Pawfection Pet Salon offers professional dog & cat styling services from baths to domestic cuts to show grooms. This is a non-smoking facility, with a large fully privacy-fenced yard, as the comfort and safety of your pet is my first priority. I also offer day and night care for small pets. All major credit cards and checks are welcome,as well as cash for your convenience. Call for appointment

Sooner Grooming
(405) 602-4699
14755 S.Sooner Rd.
Edmond, OK
Description
We offer all breed dog and cat grooming with extra TLC for the babies and "fraidy cats." 16 years proffessional experience. Veterinary owned and supervised.

Groom Room Of Nicolosi's Animal Hospital
(405) 947-5545
4015 Nw 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Baja Metro Animal Hospital
(405) 634-6313
2712 Sw 29th St
Oklahoma City, OK
 
PetSmart
(405) 843-0763
2932 NORTHWEST 63RD STREET
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

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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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