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AllPets Pet Nanny LLC
(847) 849-7387
Cary, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Homebound Hound ®
(847) 924-8108
Grayslake, IL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Angel Paws Grooming
(847) 516-0057
271 Country Commons Rd.
Cary, IL
Description
Dogs are angels with fuzzy faces. Owner/groomer has worked with dogs for more than 30 years. Dogs get the respect they derserve when groomed. Hand Scissoring, Fluff Dry, Calm Environment. Open Tuesday to Saturday by appt.

Sudzy Pawz Pet Grooming/KnowPlace Pet Services
(847) 426-2763
1060 Wakigan Trl
Algonquin, IL
Description
All breed, award winning dog and cat grooming. Pet Sitting avaiable as well in my home. Only kid/animal friendly dogs are welcome for pet sitting. Please see website for more information. One on one dog training also available.
Services
Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Lisa's Pet Spaw
(847) 836-6007
221 W. Main St.
Carpentersville, IL
Description
Lisa's Pet Spaw welcomes all pets. All natural shampoo baths, hand dryers only to fluff coat, nails trimmed, ears cleaned and a professional hand scissored haircut. All pets are treated with tender loving care by skilled professionals. Open play area with beds, toys, and water. Grooming time (1-2 hours) with appointments only. Open 6 days a week 8:30am evenings and Saturdays available.

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
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Pet Sitters International

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

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Dogs Day Out
(847) 658-6640
1227 South Main ST.
Algonquin, IL
Description
Full service grooming salon.We use to be at 527 Wise RD. Schaumburg Il. 60193 for 10 happy years. Now just take barrington to 72 (higgin)turn left go to 31( Main St.) turn right then go 7min down and look for us on the right hand side Fox river plaza next to Dairy Queen. we understand that your pet deserves more than just a rough shampoo and a kick out the door. We believe in establishing lasting relationships with our clients, and we want to make the experience pleasurable for your pooch, and

Dunkin' Dogs Grooming
(815) 344-7666
609 Ridgeview Drive
Mchenry, IL
Description
Dunkin' Dogs is a full-service grooming salon plus a self-serve bathing facility. Full-service grooming for all sizes and Breeds by appointment OR wash your dog yourself anytime!

Midwest School of Pet Grooming
(847) 756-4766
557 N. Hough Street
Barrington, IL
Description
A full service salon offering pet grooming by trained professionals who are passionate about animals. We use only high quality shampoo and conditioners and treat your pet with utmost respect. Conveniently located on Rtes 14 and 59 in Barrington Illinois.

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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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Illinois

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