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Paw Companions
(513) 829-0770
Fairfield, OH
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Oakes Pet Care LLC.
(937) 474-8511
Waynesville, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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A Fortunate Dog Salon & Spa
(513) 583-5800
34-B West Foster Maineville Road
Maineville, OH
Description
We will provide your pet the highest level of compassionate care in a clean & stress-free environment. Owned & operated by award winning Certified Master Groomers, each grooming includes hydro-massage bath, soap free products, 2-step coat conditioning, nails trimmed & filed, ears cleaned, anal sacs expressed & styling. We specialize in hand scissoring. You & your pet will enjoy the experience.

Your Dog's Day Out Grooming Salon
(513) 571-8740
Your Dog's Day Out Grooming Salon
Middletown, OH
Description
We are a full service grooming salon that grooms dogs and cats. We do no cage drying and get your fur companion back to as soon as possible.

MoonDoggies Grooming & Design, LLC
(513) 738-2333
4890 Alert New London Rd. (Shandon)
Hamilton, OH
Description
Gentle grooming in a smoke-free environment. MoonDoggies' staff works with the pet's owner and veterinarian to provide the best grooming solution for each individual dog. We endeavor to educate dog owners on the health, care and comfort of their pets, and strive to maintain our record of safety, along with our reputation of professionalism and a gentle approach to grooming.

Animal Kingdom Friends Pet Sitting
(513) 571-2722
Middletown, OH
Services
Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Bones Pet Grooming
(513) 683-3647
6734 S. St.Rt 48
Maineville, OH
Description
management and original groomers gone

Shear Pawfection
(513) 697-8100
6734 S. State Route 48
Maineville, OH
Description
Debbie Koopman is a Master Groomer of dogs and cats with 14 years of experience.

Biscuit Bath & Beyond, LLC
513-737-PAWS(7297)
5534 Eureka Dr Suite A
Hamilton, OH
Description
We are an owner operated full service salon. We offer a variety of quality products & services including obedience training. We strive to make every pets visit a good experience. We are a vet referred salon. We are open Tuesday-Saturday by appointment. Evening & weekend appointments available.

JC's Canine Design In Home Grooming
(513) 692-6792
4458 Schoolhouse Rd
Batavia, OH
Description
Have your pet groomed kindly and professionally in the comfort of their own home! Morning, Afternoon, Evening appointments available. Let Jessica give your pet the royal spa treatment, and experience award winning grooming and styling.

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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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