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Old 07-23-2005, 05:25 PM
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How horrible! Now I'm wondering what they do at Petsmart when our cats get bathed and groomed, if they need it.
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Old 07-23-2005, 06:55 PM
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All too sadly,
This isn't too uncommon. I would never ever subject an animal to a heat dryer. Whatever it is, it doesn't sound like something too safe. I use a towel first, then I use the HighPower dryer being careful not to get in to dogs eyes or ears. I know that would be very uncomfortable. If it is a really small dog, then I just use a regular person hair dryer on cool setting. Then, I put them in their cage with a towel with a small fan attached to the cage. If they are shivering or something, then I turn the fan off. Not worth a pet getting the chills just to look pretty.

When I am grooming, I always think to myself, "How would I want my dog or cat treated if it was already frightened to be in a strange place with someone putting blades and scissors near its eyes??" I am very gentle and very re assuring to the animal. If they just insist on not wanting a part of their body shaved, then I don't put them through that stress. I send them home and tell the owner that it couldn't be done. Most of the time, they understand.
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:39 AM
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only daisy goes to a groomer (the vet to be clipped) and we dont let them be hydrobathed or anything as the chemicals (ffrontline and such) seem to knock them around a bit.
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Old 07-24-2005, 08:02 AM
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Many years ago, I took my cat to a groomer in my town, because she had mats on her back. I just wanted them to shave them off. I had a funny feeling when I dropped her off, the place was really unorgranized. I thought I made myself clear, just shave off the mats, I don't care what she looks like. Well, they called me twice at home to ask what I wanted done. Finally, I came to pick her up and I noticed one of the owners walking in the back door - with a case of beer! I vowed them and there to never drop off one of my pets at an unfamiliar place again. Now I work at a kennel/groom shop and I still would'nt just leave one of my animals.
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Old 07-25-2005, 07:33 AM
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Agreed Irish.
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Old 07-25-2005, 08:10 AM
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wow irish, thats just scary, when we lived down south, Daisy got groomed by my auntie (a proffessional dog groomer) so we knew she was in good hands.
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Old 07-25-2005, 12:43 PM
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I'm just grooming mine myself. The only one I would trust to groom Gracie is Pro and she's to far away! So you groomers out there, I am new to this grooming so if ever I post a picture of Gracie and you see I may be doing something wrong, please tell me and give me some tips!
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Old 07-26-2005, 10:54 PM
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Oh yes too scarey to trust someone else so we do our own. Can't wait to see what he looks like when we clip him. lol
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:53 PM
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Awww becca, you are too kind!
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:55 PM
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Thats so sad. My groomer uses a fan on steroids.lol
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