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Horse Twitches Sun City West AZ

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Dales Town and Country
(623) 584-0736
14320 West Waddell Road
Surprise, AZ
Description
Full service salon. Regardless of the breed, we can make him or her look their best. We have the skill and expertise to groom all size and breeds, and know how to handle any type of personality. Walk-ins welcome. Come be part of our family. You will love our relaxing atmosphere, and your pets will too. National Certified Master Groomer on staff. Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-2pm.

Buttons' N Bows Pet Salon
(623) 878-5845
Buttons' N Bows Pet Salon
Peoria, AZ
Description
Pet Grooming Specialists All Breed Dog and Cat Grooming We treat you pet like Royalty Over 29 years experience Smoke free environment Two locations for your convience

Bow Wow Pet Boutique
(623) 561-8815
20165 North 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ
Description
Pet grooming all breeds of dogs, puppies and cats. Quality is our best feature not quantity. Open Mon thur Sat. 7am to 4pm

The Petstop Pet Grooming, LLC
(623) 547-0255
109 West Honeysuckle St
Litchfield Park, AZ
Description
Grooming dogs and cats, we offer a variety of trims from a puppy's first visit to the professional in the show ring. We have the quality grooming at an affordable price. Bath and brush, Shed control dealing with heavy undercoated animals and or shedding problems,nail trim, flea and tick treatment. For all Your pets grooming needs you need only make one stop at "The Petstop" Open Tuesday-Friday 7am-6pm, Sat. 8am-6pm

A Groomin Tyme
(602) 866-1566
1512 W Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Description
GROOMER'S: Grace Munger-Joanna Allan We are a small comfortable salon with a aaa+ rating from our furry friends.Large or small we groom them all. We have many shampoos,conditioners and re-moisturizers to make your pet feel, look and smell their best. We are open from Tues thru Sat. Special days and hours can be arranged with your groomer. Walk-ins welcome as well as nail trims or a visit just to check us out.

Precious Paws Dog Grooming
(623) 875-3424
10749 Grand Ave
Sun City, AZ
Description
A full service dog grooming salon. Your dog will be given first-class service which always includes, nail trimming, ear plucking/cleaning. Our services include fluff drying and scissor finishing for that perfect style. We specialize in all breeds. Open Tues - Saturday 7:30 to 3:00 by appointment only.

Animal Attractions LLC
(602) 942-9000
15224 N 59th Ave. #17
Glendale, AZ
Description
A full service salon offering all breed dog and cat grooming by skilled professionals. Grooming always includes nails trimmed, ears cleaned and hair plucked, bath, hand drying (no cage dryers), haircut, bows and cologne. Most grooms are complete in 2 hours. Open Tuesday- Saturday.

Petstop Pet Grooming and School of Dog Grooming
(623) 547-0255
109 Honeysuckle St.
Litchfield Park, AZ
Description
We have 50 years total experence.Our groomers can do all breeds and all types of patterns, and a have a standalone cat grooming building.Our shampoo is environmentally safe. For skin/coat problems we have hot oil treatments and deep coat conditioning available.There is a School for Dog Grooming on site with every student haircut being 25% off and supervised by a professional. Open 7 days 8am-6pm.

Shear Ecstacy Pet rooming
(623) 939-5093
4617 W Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ
Description
A happy person is more then half the battle of having a good employee. A employee that is happy with what they do is half the other battle. My crew grooms cats, dogs, puppies. They are experienced and love what they do. Give us a try you won't be disapointed. Guaranteed.

Groomin Tyme
(602) 866-1566
1512 West Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ
Description
NO kennels or cages! We hand dry all of our clients. Big or small. Our older dogs are done in a timely fashion. New puppies are treated with patience and care. All breeds are welcome. Flea and tick dip, de-shedding, medicated baths and conditioners availible, or bring your own. Stop in for a nail trim. Open Tuesday thru Saturday.

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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