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Be Careful Choosing a Groomer

I am writing to warn all of you to be very careful about the groomer you use for your precious pet. We had to change groomers for our dear little mixed breed, pound rescue doggie as our regular groomer had moved out of the area. After no trim during the cold weather, we normally get a fairly short trim with just a hint of Schnauzer look, as she is part miniature Schnauzer. Mostly she is our heart.

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Well, without thinking, we went on about our business, and after she had been home a couple days, we noticed she was chewing and scratching herself and had crusty patches all over her body. We rushed her back to the vet since the groomer comes in to the vet's office to do the grooming. The vet found that the groomer had created a "burn" situation over much of her body. We were terribly upset that she was made so uncomfortable through such careless treatment.

Our cost was $41 for medications to help her heal and the vet said she was getting her office charge from the groomer. Hope this helps all of you to avoid such a situation.

By Loretta from Theodore, AL

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May 26, 20100 found this helpful

How awful for both you and your fur baby. I do hope she's better. Sure makes you think before hand.

Thanks for sharing.

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May 27, 20100 found this helpful

Yes, I once took my baby Pierre (pic attached) to a groomer (PetSmart) and once we got home I noticed he kept winking at me. I looked in his eye and it looked like someone had put a blob of that fake Halloween blood in there. I immediately took him to the vet, who told me that he had been poked in the eye with a sharp instrument! When I went back to the groomer, they denied it. I did not care about all the eye drops and vet bills, but I felt so guilty that I took him somewhere where he was hurt. And then I had to keep taking him into the vet. They would put a yellow drop in his eye, then look at it with a violet light. Then I would have to continually put drops in. It just broke my heart.

Then I found a great groomer. Sometimes my mom would groom him too, but I never went back to you know where again, or anywhere else.

Oh, I now have a schnauzer mix too. Sophia mia.

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May 27, 20100 found this helpful

Here is my schnauzer mix. Sophia Mia ;)

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May 27, 20100 found this helpful

Sorry. Here is Pierre, my baby that was hurt by the groomer. Sorry about your baby, Loretta. Would love to see a pic to see if your baby looks like my Sophia.

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May 27, 20100 found this helpful

Here we go. Pierre!

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May 27, 20100 found this helpful

I no longer take my babies to the groomer. I had 2 Poodles a tea cup of 4 lbs and a miniature of 10 lbs. My teacup, I learned 3 days after a trip to the groomers' that she had a cut on the side of her ribcage. The groomer had cut her with a scissors and said nothing.

<p>I took her to the vet at a cost of $245 plus the cost of a her hair cut of $45. I complained to the District Attorney, Peta ASPCA and no one was able to do anything. Lesson learned, I will never never take them to a groomer. I cut them myself. Oh, and my baby was put to sleep a few months later as she stopped eating. I will never know if this was a result of the cut and something going on inside that the vet didn't see. But she went from 4 lb to 2 lbs the vet told me she would not get better so I made the tough choice of putting her to sleep.

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