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4 Paws Salon
(304) 588-6294
1085 Dutch Ridge Rd.
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Pets are scheduled by appt. Early drop offs welcome! Full grooming service provided. 17 years experience.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Winding Road Boarding Kennel
(304) 428-3518
1886 Winding Rd
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Full service salon/spa and kennel offering dog & cat grooming & boarding services by skilled professionals.Owners Ron and Denise Rodeheaver, Denise head groomer has 15 yrs experience, attended grooming school and has extra schooling for her compaion animal hygenist, We have 3 groomers on staff with professional bathers. We use highest quality shampoos and conditioners selected for each animal depending upon their skin.
Services
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, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Peke-A-Boo Pet Styling Salon
(304) 428-3690
3209 Dudley Ave
Parkersburg, WV

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Best Friends Grooming Llc
(740) 373-3838
745 Silver Globe Rd
Marietta, OH

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B and B Pet Grooming
(304) 843-8904
215 2ND Ave
Logan, WV
Description
Our pet groomer has over 23 years experience. We cut hair, clip nails, bath and dip. We take grooms by appointment but walk ins are welcome when time permits. Nail clips need no appointment. We are open Tue - Sat from 9am - 5pm. For more info, Please give a call.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services

The Pet Groomer
(304) 422-5775
3009D Murdoch Avenue
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Full-service pet salon/spa.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, 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, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Winding Road Kennel, Inc
(304) 428-3518
1886 Winding Road
Parkersburg, WV
Description
We offer a wide variety of services including a full line of spa products and packages. Everything for your pet to look and feel it's best.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Kelly's Shedding Shack
(740) 376-0129
102 Pike St
Marietta, OH

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Holley-day Grooming
(304) 252-8370
496 Ritter Drive
Beaver, WV
Description
Holleyday Grooming owners Bobby and Beni Holley have been serving pets and their owners for 30 years. Beni became a Certified Master Groomer in 1983 and is also a professional photographer specializing in pets. We don't just groom them, we style them to perfection!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Livestock Grooming services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Winding Road Kennel, Inc
(304) 428-3518
1886 Winding Road
Parkersburg, WV
Description
We offer a wide variety of services including a full line of spa products and packages. Everything for your pet to look and feel it's best.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

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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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