Horse Twitches Rockwall TX

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Love Your Pet! Sitting
(972) 741-6816
Sachse, TX
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Petpurr'ie Grooming Salon
(972) 463-2992
3534 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett, TX
All Breed Grooming Salon located in Rowlett, TX servicing both dogs and cats in a caring and nuturing environment. We provid a friendly and enjoyable environment for your pet's needs. Pets are bathed with the appropriate all natural shampoo and conditioners. We are opened Tuesday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are located in the same shoppng center as CVS and Nick's Sports Grill.

Mi Buddy Academy
(972) 926-5230
613 W. Centerville Rd
Garland, TX
A full service salon offering dog grooming and training services by professional groomers. Puppy's first haircut specials offered. Your pets health and happiness is our first priority. All natural flea shampoo offered, special needs pets and owners are catered to. Evening and weekend appointments available, no walkins at this time.

Jean Kelly Dog Grooming & Cat Baths
(469) 865-8651
Mesquite, TX
All breed and sizes welcome. Quiet and calm environment. Older, nervous or pets with health issues are given extra care. This is not your traditional grooming shop, no loud barking dogs, no little cages for your pet to set in all day. I can charge less, spend more time making your pet look beautiful and still get plenty of puppy kisses. Very competitive rates. Daytime and evening appointments, everyday. 5 years grooming experence.
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

(972) 722-5333

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Grooming by Jackie
(469) 348-4755
421 Pin Oak Ln
Royse City, TX
Dog grooming in my home with one on one attention. No extended caging. Decrease the time your loved one spends at the groomer away from home. We strive to get you pet back to you quickly to decrease stress for you and your pet.

Mr. Mutt Self-Service Dog Wash & Grooming
(214) 607-9404
3330 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett, TX
Fun concept in grooming. We offer everything from self- service bath to the only industry Certified Master Groomer in the area. Do as much or as little of the grooming as you wish. Grooming instruction available at the same hourly rate that we charge for grooming your dog. Groomer also has a Degree in Veterinary technology and has trained dogs in obediance and agility for many years.

(972) 658-7121
716 Creekview Court
Mesquite, TX
Groomingdale's Professional Pet Grooming All Breed Grooming. Angie has been grooming since 1992 trained by a Master Groomer. She will treat your pet as her own. Boarding also available. Located in Mesquite, Texas. Angie also breeds and shows Standard Poodles as a owner-handler and does her own show cuts. Call 972-658-7121.
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Poochie's Salon
(972) 495-3913
3443 W Campbell Road
Garland, TX
Professional Dog Grooming and Doggie Day Care. We offer full service breed grooms, Baths and nail trims, Summer cuts....And Dog daycare for dogs that need social interaction while you are gone. Off Jupiter Road and Campbell...Call for an appointment.

Dog Gone Pretty
(469) 698-0135
5371 FM 3097
Rockwall, TX

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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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