Horse Twitches Palm Beach Gardens FL
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Pet Sitters International
A full service salon offering dog grooming and doggie day care. You will enjoy the convenience of our one of a kind drive thru drop off. Our first class service includes dremeling the nails, anal gland expression, power massage bath, hand drying, and a professional groom. We specialize in puppies first cut, and offer early morning drop off, and late pickup for working parents. Open Monday-Saturday.
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, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services
West Palm Beach, FL
Tammy has been grooming for over 12 years. All of our clients are from referrals! We are very proud of our services and provide the best grooming for your pet!
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred
Lake Worth, FL
Purr-Furred Grooming is a full service dog and cat grooming salon with over 9 years experience. Catering to all breeds of dogs and cats. We can give them our ever famous "smoothie" or have them completely hand scissored. We provide a clean and enjoyable grooming experience. Come and see what Lake Worth is "HOWLING" about!
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred
Lake Worth, FL
A full service pet grooming with 26 years experience with all breed dogs and cats, we use only natural shampoo's and products special services available to older, disabled or hard to handle dogs light line of supply and food open Mon-Sat.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Show Grooming Services
The NEWEST grooming shop in the area! Over 40 years of experience. Enjoy the peace of mind that your dog is being cared for like they are our own! In these tough times-- save money by grooming your dog yourself with the help of an experienced groomer at your side you can learn to groom your dog just like a professional.
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West Palm Beach, FL
Our professional groomer Renee has over 16 years experience. She has built an excellent reputation and does superb cuts, trims, scissors, brush and blowouts. She is available by appointment Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred
West Palm Beach, FL
A full-service Residential Groomer in West Palm Beach, FL. I specialize in the popular 'Schnauzer Cut' on Schnauzers and other terrier breeds, while also providing bathing and nail trimming for all breeds. Special one-on-one attention is given to your four-legged family member. Pick up and delivery available within 5 miles. Open evenings and weekends only.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery
Lake Worth, FL
Family owned & operated for 19 years with 35 years of experience. The haircut of your dreams. Full line retail with all natural pet foods. Full & Partial Grooming available. Nails for just $5.00. Ears $5.00. No cages, no stress.
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, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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.
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.
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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FL Equine Law
Under Florida law, an equine sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities. (Sign posting required.)