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Country Puppy
(865) 456-7394
Jefferson City, TN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Grooming by Sheena
(865) 684-6282
129 Ingle Hollow Rd.
Sevierville, TN
Description
I am a dog and cat professional groomer. Offering a full service grooming spaw. With a gental hand I make your pet as comfortable as possible. I offer free nail trims and multi-dog discounts. As well as offering pet sitting and dog walking services.

Tender Touch Pet Salon
(865) 573-1309
Tender Touch Pet Salon
Knoxville, TN
Description
Tender Touch Pet Salon has a quiet and comfortable atmosphere catering to your pets needs. We specialize in small dogs and puppies with particular care for the elderly pet. All pets are treated with respect and indivdual treatment. Most stay no longer than two hours. Please call for an appointment.
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog Grooming Services

Paw Prints Pet Grooming
(865) 933-9311
3708 Clear Springs Road
Mascot, TN
Description
At Paw Prints we strive for excelence. Wendy is our groomer and she has over 14 years of professional all breed grooming experience. She is also experienced in training and handling all breeds. She is active in the show ring as well. We work by appointments 7 days a week. Give us a call for more information.

Rose's Peace of Mind Pet Care
(931) 224-3060
Wartrace, TN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Paw Spa
(865) 640-3636
135 Kandy Way
Sevierville, TN
Description
Professional grooming at affordable pricing in a relaxed and calm enviroment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Four Paws Bed & Bath
(865) 932-6281
4218 Douglas Dam Rd.
Kodak, TN
Description
Four Paws Bed & Bath is Sevier County's newest state-of-the-art facility located just 3 miles off Hwy. 66 at Exit 407. We feature everything from full grooming to baths to nails and even overnight kennel services. This facility is owned and operated solely by Kristi Chesney, an avid animal lover from childhood. Built and designed by her, this is definitely a one-of-a-kind facility featuring only the best!

Heart To Heart Grooming Salon
(865) 579-5488
419 Marine Rd
Knoxville, TN
Description
I have been a professional grooming for over 25 years. My specialty is first time puppies. I offer a stress free, clean, safe at home environment and have vet referrals. No tranquilizers are ever used. most pets are ready in 2 hours. Appointments only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Max & Mo'S Grooming Studio
(865) 577-2810
4509 Chapman Hwy
Knoxville, TN
 
Whisker Watchers
(865) 384-8838
Knoxville, TN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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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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