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PetWorks * Dog Daycare, Luxury Boarding, Training, Dog & Cat Grooming, Pet Sitting*
(440) 255-7387
Mentor, OH
Services
Behavior Modification, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Dog Training, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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They're Part of the Family, Inc.
(440) 298-3148
Thompson, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Kristy's Kritters
(440) 428-2424
120 N. Lake St.
Painesville, OH
Description
Kristy's Kritters is a professional full service Pet Salon. We provide a safe comfortable enviroment for your pet. Fully visable grooming area. We pride ourself in our customer satisfaction. Our skilled staff is vet recommended. Open Tuesday thru Saturday.

Pet Expressions
(440) 428-BATH
2641 Hubbard rd
Madison, OH
Description
A full service salon offering Pet grooming and Pet sitting by professionals. Service includes nails and dewclaw trimming, then bathed with oatmeal shampoo. Evening and weekend appointment are available. Open Monday-Saturday.

Paw-riffic K-9 Kampus
(440) 428-6133
2648 Hubbard Road
Madison, OH
Description
All breed dog grooming. Serving the Lake County area since 1994. Vet reccomended. Cozy, quiet atmosphere. Not a big salon where you feel like you and your pet are a number! Extra personalized service! Competitive pricing and quality grooming services. Hours by appointment Tuesday-Sundays.

Pet Harbor Ltd
(440) 867-6414
Mentor, OH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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The Barkley-Pet Hotel & Day Spa
(440) 248-2275
27349 Miles Rd.
Orange Village, OH

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Dogs In Suds, LLC
(440) 729-1211
8089 Mayfield Rd.
Chesterland, OH
Description
Dogs In Suds is a full service grooming center located at 8089 Mayfield Rd. in Chesterland, Ohio. We offer grooming by appointment with our experienced groomers. We also offer do-it-yourself groomimng in our fully equipped d-i-y stations. Bathe your dog and leave the mess behind for us to clean. We are here to help and answer any questions you may have

Pretty Paws Pet Grooming
40-428-3900
1975 Hubbard Road-Chapeldale Plaza
Madison, OH
Description
Groomer and owner Stacy Getson is a committed pet lover who strives to provide a friendly and enjoyable environment catering to all of your dog's grooming needs. I am a grooming school graduate since 1991. I will make every effort to ensure your pet enjoys the grooming procedure. Open Wednesday-Saturday.

Pampered Pet All-Breed Grooming
(440) 205-1818
9547 Johnnycake Ridge Rd
Mentor, OH
 
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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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