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A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Inc
(847) 509-1026
Northbrook, IL
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Specialty Pet Products, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting
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Pet Sitters International

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Homebound Hound ®
(847) 924-8108
Grayslake, IL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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AllPets Pet Nanny LLC
(847) 849-7387
Cary, IL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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The Clipper's Edge Pet Spa & Boutique
(847) 724-4120
1750 Dewes Street
Glenview, IL
Description
Located in a charming brown brick home that totatly caters to the 4-legged family members we have all natural shampoos and products. We offer a refreshing Grooming Or sign up for a morning of Backyard Buddies Daycare fun and than a relaxing groom in the afternoon shop at the boutique and pick out some fresh baked treats.

Bark Avenue, Ltd.
(847) 299-8338
526 E. Algonquin Rd.
Des Plaines, IL
Description
Complete professional grooming of all breeds. 25 years experience. No cages or tranquilizers used.

Playful Paws, Inc.
(847) 419-1110
Prospect Heights, IL
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Specialty Pet Products, Dog Training, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care
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Pet Sitters International

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Linda Kroman
(630) 272-7717
Streamwood, IL
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Northshore Clippers, Inc.
(847) 831-3645
1570 Old Deerfield Rd.
Highland Park, IL
Description
Small shop in industrial space, specialzing in terriers & drape-coated dogs. Self-service available. Sighthound supplies. We offer apprenticeships to those considering dog grooming school.

Wiggle Wiggle Dog Grooming
(847) 299-5711
60 N Broadway
Des Plaines, IL
Description
Grooming Packages available. Basic - Mini - Full. 24 hour deskunking, flea and tick treatments, deshedding treatments, nails trimed, anul gland expressed.

The Grooming Spa
(847) 870-7721
21 N. Wilke Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
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We are a small and intimate spa. We groom dogs as well as cats with 19 years experience. We like to give every pet our 100% individual attention with love and the expert care your pet deserves.

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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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IL Equine Law

Illinois

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