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Home Alone Pet Sitters
(901) 921-2364
Collierville, TN
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Doggie Day Care, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
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Hot Dawgs
(662) 349-1722
577 E Goodman Rd
Southaven, MS
Description
Hot Dawgs is an all-breed dog and cat grooming salon in Southaven, MS. The owner, Debbie Curtis, is the former owner of Paws Pet Grooming in Los Angeles for 27 years. Hot Dawgs is staffed by experienced professional groomers and gives you and your pet a clean, stress free environment. We also carry a great assortment of pet grooming supplies and treats. Open at 8am Monday thru Saturday.

Cyndi's Pet Grooming
(901) 237-1898
203 Callan Cove
Marion, AR
Description
After years of experience in the veterinary field, I decided to combine my love of animals with a desire to work at home. The result was a comfortable and home-like atmosphere. The dogs are groomed any way the owner asks and all breeds are welcome.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Petco
(662) 349-7460
205 Goodman Rd
Southaven, MS
 
Hot Dawgs
(662) 655-0886
577 Goodman Rd
Southaven, MS
 
The Claridge Spa & Pet Resort
(901) 853-6551
1436 Wolf River Blvd
Collierville, TN

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Ruff Kuts, Inc.
(662) 893-3920
8357 Industrial Drive
Olive Branch, MS
Description
Providing full service pet styling. Your pet will given, nail trimming, brush out, bath and finishing acording to breed and condition of pet. We are open by apointment only Tusday-Saturday.

V.I.P. Grooming
(901) 483-1789
`1850 BerryhillRd
Cordova, TN
Description
Master stylist, Pat Northup, has been grooming for 40 yrs. 21 of those being at Perks Kennels. Pat now has a new place to call home, the new and spacious Berryhill Pet Resort in Cordova. We offer one on one grooming,special attention for the older pets and the puppies. Also available are flea treatments, special skin treatments and a variety of add on services. We are open 7am for early birds and close at 6pm. Monday -Sat. we also offer play days, full or half days. Please call for an

Desoto County Animal Clinic
(662) 342-4899
8330 US Highway 51 N
Southaven, MS
 
Greenbrook Companion Animal Hospital
(662) 342-6100
8928 Swinnea Rd
Southaven, MS
 
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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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