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PetSmart
(270) 575-9300
2929 JAMES SANDERS BOULEVARD
PADUCAH, KY

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R & R Pet Salon
(270) 554-0855
5650 Clinton Rd
Paducah, KY

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Udirty Dog @ Last Move Farm, LLC
(859) 707-0922
Carlisle, KY
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Erlanger Pet Resort & Day Spa
(859) 727-3940
3404 Dixie Highway
Erlanger, KY

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Home Away From Home Pet Boarding & Grooming
270-725-9281 or 270-221-0510
737 East 4th Street
Russellville, KY
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A full service salon and kennel offering pet grooming and boarding servies. Your pet will be pampered then allowed to play before going home. When boarding, your pet will play all day then sleep in one of our theme rooms. Open Monday - Friday and on weekends by appointment.
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Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

ELANE POOLE K-9 STYLIST
(270) 575-3828
2112 Adams St
Paducah, KY

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Lisa's Pet Sitting Service
(502) 552-1584
Louisville, KY
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Holly's Pet Care
(859) 684-2222
Lexington, KY
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Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Simpsons Grooming & Doggie Daycare
(859) 879-3124
Simpson's Grooming & Doggie Daycare
Versailles, KY
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Simpsons Grooming in Versailles is a friendly place that pets from all over enjoy. Our owner and groomer, Cary Simpson, has over 15 years of experience grooming and showing champion dogs of several breeds. Our doggie daycare is a first-rate place for any pet to spend the day.

Pet Efxs Salon and Spa
(270) 283-4181
121 Casey St. Suite E
Campbellsville, KY
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A Holistic Pet Grooming Salon. Were we are dedicated to the special needs of your pet. All breed dog and cat grooming.

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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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