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Horse Twitches Texarkana AR

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Paws Ma Hall
(870) 774-7297
1810 N State Line Ave
Texarkana, AR

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Paw Paw Patch
(903) 831-7387
5501 Hawk Ln
Texarkana, TX

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Aussie Pet Mobile Northwest Arkansas
(479) 696-9231
Mc Kissic creek Rd
Bentonville, AR

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Kellys Pet Grooming
870-423-5707 or cell # 870-350-1460
329 County Road 238
Berryville, AR
Description
12 Year experienced groomer, I groom the way YOU want.Most grooms take aprox. 1 hour, no all day stays, no tranquilizers. Lots of TLC, I have groomed 1000's of happy customers. Pickup and delivery offered at small extra charge. Hablo un espapequer>

K-9 Beauty Salon
(501) 825-6942
224 Stark Rd
Higden, AR
Description
Full service dog grooming. Your pet will be treated like it is my own. Lots of love!!! Open Monday-Saturday.

PetSmart
(903) 832-0244
117 RICHMOND RANCH ROAD
TEXARKANA, TX

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Stable People, LLC
(479) 713-9287
Fayetteville, AR
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Arkansas Pet Grooming School
(870) 238-3113
511 Cogbill Avenue East
Wynne, AR
Description
A grooming shop that has many services. Spas, pet sitting, doggie daycare center, training, walking and professional grooming

Pete's Pets
(501) 337-5200
230 East Highland
Malvern, AR
Description
We are a full service salon specializing in small breed dog grooming. Open Tuesday-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.
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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

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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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