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Brent Burns
(317) 979-8607
Indianapolis, IN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Cotton & Co. Pet Sitting
(317) 984-5737
Noblesville, IN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Auntie Upton's Dog Grooming
(317) 359-0383
4845 Southeastern Avenue
Indianapolis, IN
Description
Auntie Upton's Dog Grooming caters to your pampered pet! We use nothing but the finest quality products. Our de-Shed system releases dead coat as well as adds luster to the coat. Call Nina for an appointment.

Sherlock Bones animal hospital
(317) 428-2530
1610 E. 116th street
Carmel, IN
Description
Compassionate Certified Wellness groomer who also has many years experience as a Vet Tech. all breed of dogs and cats, safe, clean and low stress vet clinic enviornment. appointments and walk in welcome current vaccines required

Little Champions Pet Grooming
(317) 861-9501
111 E. Main Street
New Palestine, IN
Description
Over 20 years of grooming experience. Our past professional handling career has provided us with extensive knowledge of proper breed type and temperament which enables us to privide a more positive grooming experience. We offer flexible scheduling for even the busiest household.

Home-Alone-Pets, Inc.
(317) 450-2126
Indianapolis, IN
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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Pet Sitters International

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The Rhinestone Collar
(317) 955-8535
115 East 9th Street
Indianapolis, IN
Description
"We Put The Glamor Back Into Grooming." Over 50 years of combined experience between Leslie and Jeff. They have worked together since the 80's! Place your trust and your pets with them! Leslie Bridges is a C.M.G. (certified Master groomer) since 1985 she specializes in scissoring. Having four poodles of her own! Two standard poodles and two miniature poodles. I am sure they will be there to greet all who come to The Rhinestone Collar! From Shih tzu's to Bichon's Leslie is the best.

Pet Crew Grooming Salon
(317) 881-1477
7749 S. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN
Description
We offer full service pet grooming and a small scale doggie daycare. We now offer dog obedience training. Our groomers are committed pet lovers who try to make our clients' pets feel at home. We are open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm, closed Sundays. Our slogan is Where The Fun and Beauty Meet.

One Paw At A Time, LLC
(317) 861-8259
5971 West US 52
New Palestine, IN
Description
A mother and daughter owned and operated, full service dog grooming salon. We are both certified professional groomers, graduated from Animal Arts Academy of Carmel. We offer two drop off and pick up times for your pet. We will treat your "baby" with patience and care. Open Tuesday-Saturday.

St. Francis' Pet Hospital
(317) 831-3271
8821 Browns Valley Court
Camby, IN
Description
Kindness always comes first.

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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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