Grooming Tragedy

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  1. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    A woman in one of the neighboring cities here took her Bichon to the groomers. When she came to pick him up, he was dead.

    The vet determined the little dog had died of heat stroke while in one of the heat drying chambers . . .

    How scary is that!
     
  2. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    Omigosh that's horrible :( !! I'm weary of bringing my girls to the groomers....I need to know that they're handled correctly.
     
  3. Renee750il

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    The story recommended that you do not allow your dog to be dried in a heat drying chamber. If there's a malfunction (not uncommon, evidently) your dog can be subjected to extreme heat in a matter of moments.
     
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    That is just horrible!!! What the heck is a "heat drying chamber"? A box where their head sticks out? Poor dog!!! My friend used to take her cocker to a certain groomer and the poor dog would always act so frightened around the groomer. She thinks she was mistreating her dog. Needless to say, she stopped going to that groomer! :mad:
     
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    That's scary...
     
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    We used those kennel dryers at the vet clinic. I could never bring myself to use one to dry my dogs. I always settled for a towell!! That is so sad. I feel so bad for the dog and the owner :(
     
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    I'd rather bathe my dogs myself, save some money, and be sure they're safe. It doesn't take too long, even with three big dogs, for me to shampoo them, quick rinse, rub them with a towel until they're only damp and then let them air dry.
     
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    Thats happened a couple times out here. I think it was consumer reports that did an article on them but it could have been the whole dog journal when I got that.

    My moms x took his dog to get groomed and requested a specific groomer and that the dog not be put under wiht anything. htey had soemone else do it and put her under and she died. Its the vet offices out here that I'm always hearing things about too. Never heard bad things about a place that is just a groomer.
     
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    I have heard this sad tale too many times. I always tell the groomer NOT to dry my dog and let her air dry its better for her skin too.
     
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    Yikes! thats awful!
    I am grooming Toby myself. I just wouldn't trust someone else to do it. We towel dry.
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Agreed Irish.
     
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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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    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! :)
     
  18. yuckaduck

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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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    Awww becca, you are too kind! :eek:
     
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    Thats so sad. My groomer uses a fan on steroids.lol
     

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