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5 conventional grooming mistakes made by professionals - pets


1. Using tranquilizers.

This is dishonest in many states but other groomers still use them. It may be that the groomer is afraid of aggressive dogs but it's more liable to be that the groomer is in succession a creation line and has no time to calm jumpy dogs.

I never advise tranquilizers - no affair how mild - for small dogs. Ask your groomer if she or he does this.

2. Leave-taking dogs unattended.

You might be amazed at how many dogs are harmed and even killed at salons. The challenge is many groomers use a grooming noose (not as bad as it sounds!) or collar to ascribe the dog to the grooming table.

If the groomer plants the dog alone, it's easy for a dog to try to free himself and wind up choking or harmful his neck.

3. Attractive shortcuts that violate breed standards.

It's more time consuming and requires more skill to scissor instead than clip dogs. However, if your breed accepted or style requires a scissor cut, you ought to tell the groomer you want this.

If you don't speak up, they'll most liable use a clipper. And if you count on hand stripping, you change for the better call ahead to make a variety of there's a groomer in the shop that even knows how to do that.

4. Not having conveniences for dogs left all day.

This is only in part the groomers fault as many shops are not set up to endow with day care for dogs, but owners use them that way. Some shops do not have ample cages, fresh water supplies, or staff to walk dogs.

If you want to drop your dog off on the way to work, visit the salon in develop and ask to be shown where the dog will be housed while he's behind you for you and what care he will given.

5. Using dog dryers improperly.

Many dogs every year are injured or killed by groomers not examination carefully a sufficient amount while the pet is in an enclosed dryer.

As a conclusion of poor airflow and high temperatures, pets get impassioned in enclosed cages. The heat simply builds up and the dog is overcome or in extreme cases the dog may be burned by the pans and the cages themselves as they get hotter and hotter.

I think enclosed dryers must be dishonest but if your groomer is going to use one, guarantee s/he watches the dog, uses a timer, avoids high heat and has a further fan at the front of the cage to encourage accurate airflow.

Also a groomer be supposed to not use a hand-held hot dryer on a dog drying in a stainless steel cage. There is not a sufficient amount exposure to air for the air to flow by the book and the base of the stainless cages get hot quickly.

These dryers are best used with wire cages that have forced bottoms or grates to keep the pet off the hot floor of the cage. The grooming room be supposed to be open and airy when using heated dryers to foil the room from overheating.

All the fans in the U. S. , however, are no exchange for study the dog while he is being dried and the mechanical plans are in use!

Louise Louis is a long-time dog character and operates http://www. ToyBreeds. com


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