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Holly's Pet Care
(859) 684-2222
Lexington, KY
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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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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.

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.

Simpsons Grooming & Doggie Daycare
(859) 879-3124
Simpson's Grooming & Doggie Daycare
Versailles, KY
Description
Simpsons Grooming in Versailles is a friendly place that pets from all over enjoy. Our owner and groomer, Cary Simpson, has over 15 years of experience grooming and showing champion dogs of several breeds. Our doggie daycare is a first-rate place for any pet to spend the day.

Broadway Veterinary Clinic
(859) 255-5595
1073 S Broadway
Lexington, KY
 
Paws N Claws
(859) 275-1233
125 Plaza Drive Lexington
Lexington, KY
Description
Hi my name is Charlotte and I am now accepting new clients at Paws N Claws off Southland Drive at 125 Plaza Drive. We groom dogs 30lbs or less by appointment only. Call today at 275-1233 and schedule your appointment. Mention this ad and recieve $3.00 off your first groom thru May. I look forward to meeting you and your precious companion

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.

Clip -n- Snip Dog Grooming
(859) 879-0032
Clip -n- Snip Dog Grooming
Versailles, KY
Description
Michelle Jo Guion is a reputable groomer in this salon with 17 years grooming experience. She has a way with animals and is in a very loving and caring environment, and she grooms all breeds of dogs and cats. Nice quiet,clean and less stressful environment than most. Open Monday - Friday 9-5 and open Saturday 9-2.

Doggy Clip Pet Styling Salon
(859) 253-0201
1019 Industry Rd
Lexington, KY

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Holiday Kenels
(859) 281-0017
1073 S Broadway
Lexington, KY
 
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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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