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Bark Avenue Doggy Day Care & Grooming Shop
(315) 295-2275
300 Park Street
Syracuse, NY
Description
Dogs just wanna have fun! Indoor / outdoor supervised doggy day care facility for dogs to play and socialize. Certified NDGAA groomer utilizing state of the art grooming tools and skin/hair products for dogs. Specialized dog food, treats, toys, collars and leashes are also available. Open Tues-Fri 8:00AM to 5:30PM and Sat 9:15AM-4:00PM by appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Vet Referred

A Best Paw Forward Grooming and Doggie Daycare
(315) 433-1110
100 East Manlius Street
East Syracuse, NY
Description
A full service all breed grooming and doggie daycare facilitie. Owner/operator Renee Crandall has 25 years professional dog grooming experience. We offer doggie daycare using positive reinforcement training methods. Small class size to insure quality care. Clean, friendly environment.Open Monday-Friday, 7:00am - 6:00pm. Come experience the difference!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services

Bark Avenue Doggy Day Care & Grooming Shop
(315) 295-2275
300 Park Street
Syracuse, NY
 
Groomingdale'S
(315) 428-9291
448 N Crouse Ave
Syracuse, NY
 
Jewel'S Pet Grooming
(315) 434-9010
2611 James St
Syracuse, NY
 
Cameo Grooming and Dog Day Care
(315) 453-4277
7145 Henry Clay Blvd.
Liverpool, NY
Description
Cameo Grooming and Dog Day Care is a full service dog and cat grooming salon and dog day care facility. This upscale salon is the Syracuse areas' only pet care facility offering a pet day spa atmosphere! We offer you and your pet the very best dog and cat grooming, and dog day care.

Lizzy's Dog Grooming
(315) 668-7202
5444 Baldwin Street
Brewerton, NY
Description
I groom dogs from my home in a clean, comfortable, and quiet location. No cage dryers ever used. In fact your dog will not be placed in a cage during their visit, unless you bring more than one dog and they distract each other. I gladly accept all breeds of dogs.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Bark Avenue Doggy Day Care & Grooming Shop
(315) 849-9985
300 Park St
Syracuse, NY
 
The Grooming Shop
(315) 471-3866
1415 W Genesee St Ste 2
Syracuse, NY
 
Pierre'S House Of Grooming
(315) 463-1945
3424 Burnet Ave
Syracuse, NY
 

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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