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Brenda's Pet Sitting Service
(614) 832-3891
Columbus, OH
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Atomic Dog Pet Services
(740) 816-5881
Delaware, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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The Dogfather - Mobile Dog Grooming
(614) 260-5900
614 Dogfather Ln.
Columbus, OH

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Buckeye Pet Grooming
(614) 488-3388
2936 McKinley Ave
Columbus, OH
Description
Buckeye Pet Grooming staff is experienced in all-breed dog and cat grooming! Gentle and caring services. Customized clips and styling, skin & coat evaluation and treatment catered and centered around your pet's needs and your desires. Call us today to talk with our groomer, ask about our services, and schedule an appointment!

Uncle Keith's Doggie Daycare LLC
(614) 443-1414
1275 South Front Street
Columbus, OH
Description
Uncle Keith provides a positive and supervised environment for dogs to play and interact with other dogs. Our services include daycare, grooming, and boarding. We employ only skilled, experienced, and professional groomers that are commited to groom your dog with love, care, and respect. We do accept clients that are not enrolled in Daycare. Please call for appointments and additional information.

Home and Happy Pet Sitting
(614) 403-2144
Columbus, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Little Buddies Pet Care, Ltd.
(614) 203-5884
Grove City, OH
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Top Knot-ch Dog Grooming
(614) 394-2311
1458 Chelmsford Square South
Columbus, OH
Description
All breeds and mixed breeds groomed by a certified groomer. Full service grooming including bathing, brushing, nails, ear cleaning, and styling. Your pets will feel as comfortable in my home as they do yours. Hours by appointment only, Monday-Friday and one Saturday per month. Call for details.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

All About The Dogs Pet Wash and Grooming
(614) 444-9274
207 Thurman Ave.
Columbus, OH
Description
All About the Dogs does something pet owners can appreciate: it gives them a place to bathe their dogs without clogging their bathtub drains, having water splashed all over the place and stinking up the good bath towels. Cindy Hunter opened her self- and full-serve dog wash business several months ago with exactly those considerations in mind."

Lynn's Pretty Pooch
(614) 231-8606
860 South Yearling Road
Columbus, OH
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Professional groomers with 50 years combined experience with all breeds of dogs and cats. We have been in the same location for 37 years and have recently added a location to the New Albany, Westerville, Sunbury and Johnstown areas with one centralized location. We love our clients like they are own and treat them with special care. We can't wait to meet your baby!

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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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