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Horse Twitches Pekin IL

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Polished Pups Grooming
(309) 698-8266
1220 Beth Ct.
East Peoria, IL
Description
Polished Pups offers grooming in our home, where we treat your pet like he is our own. We do not run them thru like an assembly line. We take time to get to know your pet and not stress them. I have worked for several vetetinarians as a tech, I am pet first aid and CPR certified, and a grooming school graduate. I've had 40 years of experience working with dogs and would love to have the chance to get to know and love your pet.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Guccipucci
(309) 686-1237
3309 N. Prospect
Peoria, IL
Description
When your dog needs to look as good as you do...Stylish haircuts, hydrotherapy baths, doggie daycare and a pet boutique. Clean, spacious and fun environment. Your dog will love it! By appointment only, Tuesday thru Saturday.

The Paw Spaw
(309) 647-2598
339 N. Main St
Canton, IL
Description
A full-service grooming salon for dogs and cats using only premium grooming products. A cage-free, one-on-one salon offering exclusive specialty services for your pet.

Critter Cleaners Grooming
(309) 353-3060
343 Derby St
Pekin, IL

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Bow-Wow Boutique
(309) 346-7070
701 N 8th St
Pekin, IL

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You Dirty Dog
(309) 266-8813
Field Shopping Center
Morton, IL
Description
Professional, clean, non-smoking full service grooming salon. Also offering gourment dog treats, Lupine collars & leashes, Greenies, Retro Pet.

Noah's Art Pet Spa
(309) 745-9654
209 Rosewood Drive Washington
Washington, IL
Description
Sue is an experienced state accredited school graduate specializing in grooming small-medium dogs in a low-stress environment. Hand scissoring, pawprinting, pet photos,& gift baskets are also available. Natural, high quality skin & coat products are used on your pet. Quadruped's & Natures Specialtie's are retailed here. There is never extra fees for medicated shampoos or conditioners used on your pet. Day & eve appts. are available.
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Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Deb's Grooming
(309) 369-5155
4516 NE Scenic Dr
Peoria, IL
Description
Deb's Grooming offers a relaxed and caring enviroment. Debbie is a patient and compassionate groomer. Your dog will feel at home. Debbie has been a groomer for 26 yrs. All dogs big or small. Pickup and delivery available. Open Tues to Sat. Special appointments available also evenings. Specialinzing in long haired breeds.
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Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Cookie's Canine Care
(309) 353-2331
1901 S 2ND St
Pekin, IL

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Little Critters Pets Grooming
(309) 697-0038
200 Bolivia Ave
Peoria, IL
 
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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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Illinois

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