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Denise's Pet Spa & Pet Care Service
(704) 797-0104
Salisbury, NC
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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K9s Grooming
(336) 859-3973
3823 Old NC Hwy 109
Lexington, NC

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CrAzY HoUnD Grooming
(704) 493-2936
210 Timber Creek Lane
Salisbury, NC
Description
Gentle, home-based grooming for your small pet! Home atomsphere, and hands-on treatment. Very good rates!!! Please check out my website for details!!! I have many years of animal experience, and several years of professional grooming experience.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Lazy 5 Ranch Veterinary Hospital
(704) 636-1100
3002 S Main St.
Salisbury, NC
Description
Full service grooming salon located inside new veterinary hospital. Get check-ups, vaccines, etc. when you drop off for a groom. Visit web-site and see all that we have to offer. M-F 730AM - 630PM, Sat 730AM-1200PM.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Puppy Power Pet Salon
(336) 225-7768
Puppy Power Pet Salon
Lexington, NC
Description
Puppy Power Pet Salon is a home-based full service grooming salon for dogs and cats. Located in the Silver Valley area of Lexington, NC, we offer professional grooming-from the basic bath and brush to full service pet clips for all breeds. The salon is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to attend to all your pets grooming needs safely and efficiently. The salon is fully air conditioned and only uses heatless dryers for the comfort of your pet.
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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, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

Paws 'n Claws Pet Sitting Service
(704) 793-7490
Concord, NC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Puppy Power Pet Salon
(336) 731-7669
6116-A Old US Hwy 52
Lexington, NC

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Shampooch & Kitty Too!
(704) 637-1101
1109 Old Concord Road
Salisbury, NC
Description
The owner operator, Peggy Rose, is committed to providing your pet with top quality grooming in a pleasant quiet shop. We can schedule your appointment so that your pets salon visit can be a personal and pleasant one on one visit. Peggy has been in the professional grooming field for nearly 30 years and has extensive experience working with and learning from the countries top professionals. We are open 6 days a week by appointment.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Pawsitive Purrfection Grooming Salon and Spa
(980) 258-9360
3002 S. Main Street
Salisbury, NC
Description
Pawsitive Purrefection is a full service salon and spa. We do standard baths all the way to show clips. We are dedicated to providing an enviroment that is safe, positive, and relaxing for your pet. Paws and Purrs also offers a full line a spa shampoos and products to upgrade any bath or groom. Our spa line includes top quality products, facials, mud treatments, milk baths, and pawdicures. Call to schedule your appointment today!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

K9s and More
(336) 859-3973
3823 Old Hwy 109
Lexington, NC
Description
Stress free groooming for your dog in my home. Small and med breeds up to 40 lbs. Very reasonable rates. Only top quality grooming products are used on your pet. Appointments available Mon-Fri.

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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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NC Equine Law

North Carolina

Under North Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of equine activities.  Chapter 99E of the North Carolina General Statutes.  (Sign posting is required.)