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Playful Paws, Inc.
(847) 419-1110
Prospect Heights, IL
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Specialty Pet Products, Dog Training, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care
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AllPets Pet Nanny LLC
(847) 849-7387
Cary, IL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Linda Kroman
(630) 272-7717
Streamwood, IL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Midwest School of Pet Grooming
(847) 756-4766
557 N. Hough Street
Barrington, IL
Description
A full service salon offering pet grooming by trained professionals who are passionate about animals. We use only high quality shampoo and conditioners and treat your pet with utmost respect. Conveniently located on Rtes 14 and 59 in Barrington Illinois.

Shear Paradise Pet Salon
(847) 970-7722
408 N. Seymour Avenue
Mundelein, IL
Description
Shear Paradise Pet Salon & Spa offers professional all breed dog and cat grooming. Our cage-less facility provides a day-care like atmosphere to help create a calm and happy environment during the grooming process. We cater to each pet's individual needs including senior and special needs pets. We offer specialty services such as: Shed-Less treatments, Hydro-Spa baths, Aromatherapy, Oatmeal or medicated baths and more!

Homebound Hound ®
(847) 924-8108
Grayslake, IL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Inc
(847) 509-1026
Northbrook, IL
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Specialty Pet Products, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting
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Pet Sitters International

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Ann's Pet Service, Ltd.
(847) 697-2407
Elgin, IL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet A Coat Junction
(847) 382-6868
427 W. Main Street
Barrington, IL
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We are a full service upscale dog and cat grooming salon that includes nail filing & clipping, teeth brushing, oatmeal shampoo & conditioner treatments and much more. Our salon hours are Tuesday-Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm and on Thursdays we have late night hours and are opened untill 9:00pm. Also we provide private grooming appointments for special needs dog, example 1st time grooming for puppies, handicapped dogs and dogs with anxiety.

4 Paws Only Mobile Grooming
(847) 833-2502
2400 Robin Lane
Rolling Meadows, IL
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Mobile grooming with a professional groomer. Our rates are lower than most.Evening and weekend appointments available.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

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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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