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The Pooped Pooch
(708) 418-0706
Lansing, IL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pampered Paws Grooming
(219) 464-2359
3253 Wintergreen Dr
Valparaiso, IN
Description
New to the Valparaiso Indiana area, serving porter county area Pampered Paws In home grooming service. I will come to your home to groom your pet or pets.experenced everything you get at the groomers except your loving pet leaving his or her home to go sit in a cage for hours to get groomed. let me take all the hassel out of going to the groomers your pet will love you for it . Thank you!
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

K-9 Style & Shine
(219) 374-6618
13925 Lauerman St
Cedar Lake, IN

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Love My Pet
(219) 865-0228
1039 Sheffield Ave
Dyer, IN

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Top Dog Grooming
(219) 922-4800
2942 45th St
Hammond, IN
 
Hungry Hound
(219) 365-5543
8243 Wicker Avenue
Saint John, IN
Description
A relaxing atmosphere awaits your pet at Hungry Hound's spa and salon. We schedule by appt, allowing us to groom each pet in a one-on-one session. Our groomers use only natural products. Our services include bathing, clipper cuts, hand scissoring, nail clipping, and appropriate styling. Grooming can be stressful, but by offering one-on-one attention in our cageless, low-volume, friendly salon your pet will feel safe, loved, and beautiful.

Arbor View Animal Hospital
(219) 762-7267
Arbor View Animal Hospital
Valparaiso, IN
Description
Low stress home atmosphere. Any size breed welcome. Pre-groom consultation. Special attention for puppies & older dogs. Thorough handbrushing & gentle de-matting. Shedless treatments. Double bath & hand blow dry. Coat conditioning. Nails clipped & filed. Ears plucked & cleaned. Pretty bows or bandanas and cologne if desired. Personalized gifts made from your pet's "After Grooming" photo.

PetSmart
(219) 864-0411
711 US HWY 41
SCHERERVILLE, IN

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Petco
(219) 924-9219
10235 Indianapolis Blvd
Hammond, IN
 
The Hydrant Dog Grooming
(219) 923-3649
8638 4th St
Hammond, IN
 
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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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