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Goldies Pet Sitting Service
(937) 239-4962
Bellbrook, OH
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Oakes Pet Care LLC.
(937) 474-8511
Waynesville, OH
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Doggie Styles Day Spa
(937) 426-3010
3289 Seajay Dr
Dayton, OH
Description
Doggie Styles Day Spa provides a cozy small enviornment for your pet. We have 3 pet stylists avaialble to serve your pets needs. We use only the finest, natural, enviornmentally friendly products.We bathe our clients using the Hydrosurge system, which ensures the most thorough, deep cleaning bath posible. We offer relaxing Blueberry Facial scrubs and Dead Sead Treatments from Isreal.These treatments can help soothe and heal skin better than any other product we have found. We offer nail filing

Kela's Pet Styles
(937) 687-8953
391 W Main St.
New Lebanon, OH
Description
Kela's Pet styles is a family owned and operated. All breed, cat and dog grooming salon. Every time a cat or dog leaves our shop, it is a walking advertisement.

PetSmart
(937) 320-0421
2500 NORTH FAIRFIELD RD
BEAVER CREEK, OH

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Path Dwellers Pet Sitting Etc., LLC
(937) 602-6408
Miamisburg, OH
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Animal Kingdom Friends Pet Sitting
(513) 571-2722
Middletown, OH
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Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Shack Resort Corp
(937) 885-7171
354 West Social Row Rd.
Dayton, OH
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Pet Shack Resort offers a wide variety of pet grooming along with pet boarding and daycare. Baths, brushes, nails and breed clips are all available with our kind, animal loving groomers.

Jan'S Grooming
(937) 436-5267
69 S Main St
Dayton, OH
 
Joanns Grooming
(937) 256-0833
1429 Arbor Ave
Dayton, OH

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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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