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Paw Companions
(513) 829-0770
Fairfield, OH
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Snuggle Pups Pet Parlor
(859) 261-1137
1539 Holman Ave.
Covington, KY
Description
We have been serving the pets in our community for almost 20 years. We groom all breeds, including large breeds. We offer full service grooming Monday - Saturday by appointment only. We look forward to serving you and your pet, and we thank you for supporting your local small businesses.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Andrea's Waggie Whiskers Daycare & Grooming Salon
(513) 451-2880
5778 Glenway Ave
Cincinnati, OH
Description
Dedicated to your pet. Certified Groomer, CPR training, Obedience trained. Drop off your dog for a fun filled day. When you pick you pet up he's tired from full day of play, so you can go home and rest. Grooming is done by a Certified Professional Groomer.

Pride and Groom
(513) 467-1439
P.O. Box 33155
Cincinnati, OH
Description
A one-of-a kind complete grooming salon, offering only the highest quality pet styling for dogs only in a low-stress, loving and safe environment. Professional, experienced and certified. By appointment only. Flexible schedule (available eves and most weekends.)
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pawsitively Perfect LLC
(859) 356-6500
1982 Walton Nicholson Pike
Independence, KY
Description
We are a full service grooming salon offering a menu of services from baths to full grooms. All grooms include a 'pawdicure' and ear cleaning as well as a 'shed-less' program for most dogs. Our boutique offers unique items and natural treats. Open Tuesday - Friday and all day Saturday.

Erlanger Pet Resort & Day Spa
(859) 727-3940
3404 Dixie Highway
Erlanger, KY

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Perfect Touch Grooming
(859) 907-2627
14 E. 24th St.
Covington, KY
Description
Perfect Touch Grooming services the Greater Cincinnati Area including Northern Kentucky. We handle any breed of dog or cat and I pride my self on my satisfied customers.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Claws & Paws Grooming Salon
(859) 283-0908
10135-A Dixie Hwy
Florence, KY
Description
A full service salon offering dog and cat grooming by the owner. Your pets are treated like they are one of my own. Open Tues-Sat 9am-5pm.

The Dog House
(859) 282-1771
5 Shelby St
Florence, KY
Description
Serving Northern Kentucky for 21 years! I am an all-service small salon where your pet will get the best and most caring service from me and my groomers. A small shop is good for the pet, in that it is a low-stress environment where their needs and personality are attended to very personally. Personal care, and excellent grooming are what make my shop special. See you soon!

Woofie Wash & Grooming
(859) 586-4880
8375 East Bend Road
Burlington, KY
Description
Bath only or full grooming avaliable. Service includes pick-up and delivery.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

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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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