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Cotton & Co. Pet Sitting
(317) 984-5737
Noblesville, IN
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Sherlock Bones animal hospital
(317) 428-2530
1610 E. 116th street
Carmel, IN
Compassionate Certified Wellness groomer who also has many years experience as a Vet Tech. all breed of dogs and cats, safe, clean and low stress vet clinic enviornment. appointments and walk in welcome current vaccines required

The Rhinestone Collar
(317) 955-8535
115 East 9th Street
Indianapolis, IN
"We Put The Glamor Back Into Grooming." Over 50 years of combined experience between Leslie and Jeff. They have worked together since the 80's! Place your trust and your pets with them! Leslie Bridges is a C.M.G. (certified Master groomer) since 1985 she specializes in scissoring. Having four poodles of her own! Two standard poodles and two miniature poodles. I am sure they will be there to greet all who come to The Rhinestone Collar! From Shih tzu's to Bichon's Leslie is the best.

Dog Dayz
(317) 773-4500
15310 Herriman Blvd
Noblesville, IN
Noblesville Pet Grooming
(317) 770-0450
971 S 10th St
Noblesville, IN
Champion Pet Salon and Spa
317-443-1768 or 1-800-PETGROOM
789 East Main Street
Westfield, IN
Champion Pet Salon and Spa is dedicated to providing the very best pet styling and spa treatments available in the market today. Our state of the art equipment and top of the line pet beauty products make your pet's visit relaxing and enjoyable. Spa services available include: Aromatherapy, Shed-less, Paw Moisturizing, Facials, Massage, Nail Sanding or Painting, Itch Relief, Deep Remoisturizing.

All Breed Design & Style
(317) 445-7364
1002 West State Rd. 38
Sheridan, IN
A home based shop catering to the owner that prefers a quite, no stress one on one grooming experience for their pet. Grooming school graduate. Fees are hourly and all inclusive. All dogs are hand fluff styled on the table. Large breeds and cats are welcome.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

K9 Camp
(317) 776-7824
15310 Herriman Blvd Ste A
Noblesville, IN
Animal Arts Grooming Salon
(317) 773-2690
998 N 10th St
Noblesville, IN
Animal House Grooming & Pet Wash
(317) 774-7387
2925 Cicero Rd
Noblesville, IN
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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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