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Clippet Pet Salon
(270) 765-6894
418 Park Ave
Elizabethtown, KY

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Lisa's Pet Sitting Service
(502) 552-1584
Louisville, KY
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Udirty Dog @ Last Move Farm, LLC
(859) 707-0922
Carlisle, KY
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Donna's Pet Grooming & Day Care
270-761-7387 270-293-1051
2429 us highway 641 south
Murray, KY
Description
Our owner, Donna Cunningham will provide grooming and daycare for your beloved pets stress free grooming with one on one attn for your babies your pets are a part of family also and will be treated with love ,love and more love

A+ Professional Pet Grooming ll Inc.
(502) 957-2275
1889 Old Preston Highway
Louisville, KY
Description
We are a Full service salon serving all of Bullitt Co and surrounding counties. We offer full service grooming with experianced professionals.What one of our salons cant do the other most certainly can. A+ Pet Grooming ll is run by Ryann Holcomb, she is the daughter of the owner of the business's. Stop in, see and smell the difference. We have our own photo albums for viewing by everyone.

To The Dogs Grooming
(270) 982-1364
1111 N Dixie Hwy Ste 10
Elizabethtown, KY
Hours
Tue, Thur, Fri. and SatOpen at 9By appt ....walk ins taken on occasion.

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Holly's Pet Care
(859) 684-2222
Lexington, KY
Services
Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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

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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.

Gayle's Grooming and Boarding
(270) 756-6762
Gayle's Grooming and Boarding
Harned, KY
Description
We offer Professional pet grooming (which includes, bathing, brushing, nails trimmed and filed, ears cleaned, anal glands expressed, coat styled, flea and tick dip, cologne and choice of bandanna or bows) and boarding for your fury friends. Serving Breckinridge and surrounding counties for over 18 years. We have indoor/outdoor runs with a large fenced in exercise yard for your pets boarding needs.

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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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