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Pawsitively Treasured Pet Spa
(402) 515-0549
14616 Echo Hills Drive
Omaha, NE
Description
We are a pet spa that offers a clean, safe, and personal one on one spa session for your little treasure. We do not use kennels or kennel dryers, only fluff dryers. Each spa session averages about one and one half hours. In my experience one on one spa sessions help to alleviate unnecessary stress often brought on by a long day of being at the groomers.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

PawPrince & Princess Small Dog Grooming Salon
(402) 680-1829
3810 S.192nd Ave.
Omaha, NE
Description
The highest quality of care while grooming your sweet little pup! Specialty pampering for ALL mixed, mini, toy, and designer dogs under 30 lbs. Enjoy $5.00 off your first visit!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred

Cottonwood Pet Resort
(402) 359-4982
26910 W. Center Rd
Waterloo, NE
Description
This kennel offers only kennel baths.

Pampered Pet Spa
(402) 614-3377
11792 S 25th St
Bellevue, NE
 
Dirty Dogs Llc
(402) 905-2800
1505 Galvin Rd S Ste 2
Bellevue, NE
 
Pretty Puppy Salon and Day Spa
(402) 932-5660
13924 X Circle
Omaha, NE
Description
Pretty Puppy Salon & Day Spa strives to give your pet the relaxing experience that you yourself expect. Grooming can be a frightening experience for some dogs, so the less going on around them, the better. Your pet will be hand bathed and fluff dried for a soothing and massaging experience. No cage dryers used. Patience, understanding and care go into each grooming your dog receives.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Bark Avenue Pet Grooming, Inc.
(402) 496-4005
3731 NO 153 Street
Omaha, NE
Description
Suzanne Wilke, owner, has been a certified groomer for 35 years. She is dedicated to provide caring, professional attention to all pets, and quality grooming. Our staff is very experienced with several 20+ yr.certified groomers. We have a 3,500 sq.ft. state-of-the-art facility. Daycare offers indoor and outdoor facilities.Open M-F 6:30A.M.-6:30 P.M. . We also have a pet boutique attached.

PetSmart
(402) 537-0323
7903 TOWNE CENTER PKWY
PAPILLION, NE

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Moore Aina Dog Grooming
(402) 733-6696
7706 S 36th St
Bellevue, NE
 
Pet-E-Coat Grooming
(402) 614-1099
404 W Mission Ave Ste C
Bellevue, NE

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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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NE Equine Law

Nebraska

Under Nebraska Law, an 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 pursuant to sections 25-21,249 to 25-21,253.  (Sign posting is required.)