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Kims house of hounds
(618) 638-6399
2409 N 13th St
Herrin, IL
Description
A full service pet salon specializing in quiet one on one attention. Flexible hours and last minute appointments available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

All God's Little Creatures Pet Grooming Salon
(618) 982-2547
19221 Corinth Rd.
Pittsburg, IL
Description
Come to us for your groomin' Then soon your pets will be bloomin'. Certified groomer, Brittany Albright, has Groomed cats and dogs for the past 2 years and has now decided to open her services to the public.Open Monday-Friday 9-5 CST. Evening and weekend appointments available.

Affordable Grooming
(618) 998-1560
900 W Dufour St
Marion, IL

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Ann's Pet Service, Ltd.
(847) 697-2407
Elgin, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Playful Paws, Inc.
(847) 419-1110
Prospect Heights, IL
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Specialty Pet Products, Dog Training, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care
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Pet Sitters International

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K-9 Kuts Grooming Salon
(618) 942-7722
221 W. Monroe St
Herrin, IL
Description
K-9 Kuts Salon is locates at 221 w. Monroe St in Herrin, IL. WE specialize in small to medium breeds from basic bath to show cuts. The professional groomer also specializes in grooming rarer breeds always with quality work in a clean and safe environment. Please call for an appointment for your baby's next hair do.

K 9 Kuts Grooming Salon
(618) 942-7722
221 W Monroe St
Herrin, IL

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Linda Kroman
(630) 272-7717
Streamwood, IL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Alternative Pet Services Plus
(630) 947-6213
Glen Ellyn, IL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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KK's Pet Sitting & Dog Walking
(312) 731-2160
Chicago, IL
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Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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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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IL Equine Law

Illinois

Under the Equine Activity Liability Act, each participant who engages in an equine activity expressly assumes the risks of engaging in and legal responsibility for injury, loss, or damage to person or property resulting from the risk of equine activities.  (Sign posting required.)