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SCOOPY DOO PET CARE, INC.
(912) 713-4728
Savannah, GA
Services
Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Rock Star Grooming
(912) 349-5838
2615 Skidaway Rd.
Savannah, GA
Description
Rock Star Grooming can make your pet look like a "Star"! We can make your dog look better than ever! Call us for an appointment for a consultation!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Barkie Bow Wow's Pet Salon & Kennel
(912) 927-1422
205 E. Montgomery Crossroads
Savannah, GA
Description
A full service all-breed salon and kennel offering premium care for the individual pet. Skin/coat problems a specialty. "While You Wait" for pets w/ special needs and pickup and delivery service available. Sedatives are not accepted or used. Boarders are kept in ind'l. runs, never crated, walked twice every day, and provided w/beds, toys, and Nutro brand dog food. Boarders are available for checkout every day. Shop open Tues.-Sat.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Top Dog Grooming
(912) 354-4114
8401 Whitefield Ave
Savannah, GA
 
Chatham Animal Hospital
(912) 352-0011
6719 Waters Ave
Savannah, GA
 
At Home Pet Sitters, LLC
(912) 355-9656
Savannah, GA
Services
Specialty Pet Products, 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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Barka Barkstar Pet Salon
(912) 354-8811
7400 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA
Description
Upscale salon and kennel offering grooming for dogs and cats as well as boarding. Two person teams for each pet. You decide how long your pet has to stay with us. Beautiful hand scissor cuts.We never use sedatives and there are no muzzles in the enitre building.Boarding suites..not cages with daily pick-up drop off as well as emergency and holidays. We are open Monday -Saturday Let us make your pet a Barkstar!!!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Animal Hospital At Rice Hope
(912) 965-0330
7515 Hwy 21
Savannah, GA
 
Vca Greater Savannah Animal Hospital
(912) 355-8898
1350 E De Renne Ave
Savannah, GA
 
Top Dog Grooming Spa
(912) 233-8810
50 Berwick Blvd
Savannah, GA
 
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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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