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Horse Twitches Sapulpa OK

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The Reliable Horse and Pet Sitter
(918) 292-9720
Broken Arrow, OK
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Four Paws Spa
(918) 369-3647
12820 S. Memorial suite 118
Bixby, OK
Description
Four Paws is happy to announce we have opened a second location in Bixby. We offer all breed all size, bathing, grooming and boarding. We are family owned and operated and believe in quality not quantity. Our goal is to provide safe, friendly and affordable pet care to everyone. We are an "open" shop and invited owners to stop by anytime. We are open Tuesday thru Friday and every 1st & 3rd Saturday.

Bowser's Trousers
(918) 834-1625
2188 S. Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
Description
All natural solutions for your pet, only herbals used for the safety of you and yours also me!).

Shaggy Waggle- Grooming-Boarding
918-664-2005 or 918-367-1435
7927 E 21 St
Tulsa, OK
Description
Dog & cat grooming & boarding. Horse boarding & breeding. In Tulsa, OK.

The Urban Paw Spa
(918) 251-7647
1304 N Elm Pl
Broken Arrow, OK
Description
The Urban Paw Spa has an open floor plan allowing pet parents to observe their pets entire salon experience. Only all natural products are used to ensure the highest quality and safety for our guests. We offer unique services such as: Makeovers, Massage, Animal Art and Oklahoma's Only Barking Bistro. Our stylists have over 18 years of experience. Business hours are Tuesday - Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m..

Keystone Pet Grooming and Boarding
918-712-PETS (7387)
Keystone Pet Grooming and Boarding 3319 East 30th Street
Tulsa, OK
Description
We are a full sevice pet spa offering all breed dog and cat grooming,spacious 5ft x 5ft boarding, doggie daycare and the FURminator. Your pet will be pampered with the best natural products. Here at Keystone every bath includes teeth brushing! We are open Mon- Fri 8 to 5:30 and Sat and Sunday 8 to 9 am and 5 to 6 pm. Flexible scheduling is available.

Rachel's K-9 Designs
(918) 495-1801
6703 E 81st St.
Tulsa, OK
Description
A full service pet salon offering quality services at an affordable price. Big or small, we groom 'em all, cats too! Open Tuesday to Saturday.

Lesia's Grooming & Boarding
(918) 994-7799
5635 S. Mingo Rd.Unit K & L
Tulsa, OK
Description
Our grooming stylists are dedicated, experienced pet people who are committed to providing a hygienic, caring atmosphere to better serve our canine clientele. A full service salon and cage less boarding nothing but first class treatment is nails, ear cleaning, expresses anal glands, pads, sanitary track using high end shampoos and conditioners with a safe no heat drying system and of course a fabulous trim.

Four Paws Spa & Boutique
(918) 259-8880
508 S. Elm Place
Broken Arrow, OK
Description
We are an all breed dog grooming shop. We have special facilities to accomodate large dogs as well as the small ones. We offer the FURminator Shed treatment as well as grooming & bathing. We are a family owned shop and or motto is quality not quantity.

PetSmart Pet Grooming
(918) 445-8648
7322 S Olympia Ave
Tulsa, OK
 
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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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