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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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Jewels Pet Grooming
(812) 786-4059
410 Brighton Ave.
Jeffersonville, IN
Description
I am a professional pet groomer with more than 6 years experience working with pets of all types. Call for appt.(812) 786-4059. Please visit website for more information.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

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

Hillside Grooming
(812) 923-8825
4773 Paoli Pike
Floyds Knobs, IN
Description
Our grooming dept. manager, Brenda Morris, is a graduate of Nash Academy of Animal Arts. She and Lisa Paonessa, assistant manager, will give your pet professional one-on-one care and attention in a pet friendly environment with veterinarians on-site at all times. Days and hours vary seasonally and special services are available for elderly or infirm dogs and cats.

Crescent Hill Animal Hospital PSC
(502) 893-0063
2265 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY
 
A+ Professional Pet Grooming Inc
(502) 964-6111
5906 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY
Description
We are the absolute cleanest and largest grooming salon in Louisville. Owner has 26 yrs expierence,With the salon having 68 combined yrs expierence. We groom all breeds tiny toys to the biggest breeds. We hand scissor finish all haircuts. We have been in business since 1991 and are a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. Come see what "Prefessional" means in Pet Grooming!

A+ Professional Pet Grooming ll Inc.
(502) 957-2275
1889 Old Preston Highway
Louisville, KY
Description
We are a Full service salon serving all of Bullitt Co and surrounding counties. We offer full service grooming with experianced professionals.What one of our salons cant do the other most certainly can. A+ Pet Grooming ll is run by Ryann Holcomb, she is the daughter of the owner of the business's. Stop in, see and smell the difference. We have our own photo albums for viewing by everyone.

The Hound's Tooth, Inc.
(502) 452-1385
3023 Hunsinger Lane
Louisville, KY
Description
We are a Full Service Pet Styling Salon and Boarding Boutique for Pets and Their People. Veterinarian Services,Soft Paws for Cats and Dogs, and a boutique with sizes 6-30. The owner has over 33 years of experience in the Pet Industry and is a retired grooming instructor as well.We have the largest clothing and accessories selection in town.Our overnite rooms are comfortable and roomy.

Bath & Doggy Works
(812) 786-3285
7546 Voyles Rd.
Greenville, IN
Description
Bath & Doggy Works owner Carly Dolan will groom your pet as per your instructions. She enjoys bringing out the beauty of all dogs no matter their breeding. Carly studied dog grooming under 25 year veteran professional dog groomer Julie Bogart. Our rates are very reasonable due to our ability to perform our services with very low cost overhead. Visit our main website listed here for more detailed information.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Kentucky School-Pet Grooming
(502) 634-9404
3140 Preston Hwy
Louisville, 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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