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Happy Paws Pet Care Services
(815) 347-1666
Joliet, IL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Jane's Pet Sitting Services
(630) 347-9916
Downers Grove, IL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Camp K-9 Pet Resort & Spa Inc.
(708) 798-4473
18501 S. LeClaire Ave.
Country Club Hills, IL

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Beauty Bone
(815) 726-4176
409 Allen Street
Joliet, IL
Description
Grooming done in my home by appointment only. Also provides pick up/drop off service. Call Donna at 815-726-4176
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services

Best In Show Dog and Cat Grooming
(815) 834-9207
909 E.9th Street
Lockport, IL
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A full service salon using only natural products in a relaxed setting.We groom dogs of any size,and cats too!We make sure that your pet is not here all day and is comfortable.Pickup and delivery service upon request.Open Monday-Friday with evening appointments available.

Bowwow-Meeeoow Pet Sitting
(815) 469-7579
Frankfort, IL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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At Your Bark and Call, Inc.
(708) 274-3789
Mobile Pet Styling
Orland Park, IL

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Loving Touch Mobile Dog Boutique
(815) 600-2407
701 Oakview Avenue
Joliet, IL
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Mobile and Shop Dog Styling Available. Professional, Educated All Breed Dog Styling. Graduate of Great Lakes Pet Styling Academy of Homer Glen.A All grooms include deluxe shampoo, gentle blow dry/deshed, clean ears and remove ear hair, trim/file nails,haircuts, trims, bows, bandanas, cologne. Special spa services are available. Free hugs and kisses with every groom! Individual appointments only.

K-9 CLIPPERS, Inc.
(815) 729-1160
406 Moen Ave # 1
Joliet, IL
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We are a full service grooming salon. Self serve wash available. Quiet & clean environment. Large or small, We love them all! Monday to Saturday by appt. Walk ins welcome.

Raining Cats and Dogs
(708) 301-7387
14140 S Bell Road
Lockport, IL
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Boutique Pet Grocer, Apothecary and Spa offers grooming services in a spa-like atmosphere for your dog or cat. We don't nickle and dime you, we offer one package: bath, hand blow dry, thorough brushing, hair cut, nail trim and ear cleaning.

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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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