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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
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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Shimarie Pet Spa
(502) 263-9477
8817 Ferndale rd.
Louisville, KY
Description
Shimarie is your "Natural" Pet Spa. We use no harmful chemicals on our furry friends. We use the hdrosurge pet bathing system and have over 15 yrs experience working with people and their pets. We also give 10% of our monthly proceeds to area shelters and organizations to help needy animals.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Heartland Veterinary Hospital
(859) 268-7297
3101 Richmond Road
Lexington, KY
Description
A full service from vaccines to grooming in all in one place. This would be very easy for the owners to come and get everything they need. I graduated from Nash Academy and animals are my life. Give us a call to set up an appointment.

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
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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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Shaggy Doo's Pet Salon
(502) 863-7387
929 S. Broadway St.
Georgetown, KY
Description
With the largest facilities in the city our shop offers large holding crates for your pets comfort while they are being groomed. Our very expierenced groomers will take great care of your pet. We garuntee your satisfaction in our services. All breed dogs/cats pet boarding also available.

Kelli's Dog Grooming
(859) 806-0069
3546 Olympia Road
Lexington, KY
Description
I graduated from the Nash Academy of Animal Arts in 2007. I groom out of my home as a hobby. Services include, but are not limited to: dematting, teeth cleaning, styling, nails & ears, bathing & drying. clipping, brushing, scissoring, handstripping, anal glands. Hours are by appointment ONLY. I also offer "pick-up & delivery" service.

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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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