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Monday 1/9/12

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Monday 1/9/12

by corky95621 on 1/9/2012 at 12:15 PM in Daily life

Well today I have the day off and I am taking my dogs out to the river for some off leash play time! trying to get Buster acclimated to different environments cuz he is not the most confident dog (unless Spackle is there with him) so today should be a fun filled day :D I go back to work tomorrow for 5 hours so that will be good. I have been bathing dogs for awhile now and have seen some of the nastiest dogs! and by nasty i mean NASTY! we had a lady bring in her 16 year old cocker spaniel for a hair cut and you could already tell the dog was skinny and not very well groomed....but as they started to shave her we could see just HOW skinny she was. it was like seeing something on animal planet! the dog could barely stand up! we had to groom her on the ground and let her just lay down and work around her. as we were shaving her we found a wound with MAGGETS!!! it was so nasty i just about threw up! how can someone let their dog get like that! i mean there was no meat on this dogs bones! i guess they ended up putting the dog down a week later and she brought in her other cocker spaniel who was in just as bad of shape! i wish we were allowed to call animal control on some of these owners cuz it was just terrible! and we are constantly having dogs come in with nails that are completely curled around and growing into their paw pads. i mean come on now people!!!! arent you ashamed to be bringing in a dog like that! and of course we cant do anything cuz they have to take it to a vet to have the nails removed from the pads then get mad at us cuz we cant just clip them.....stop being cheap people and take care of your animals! it is just so sad!

 
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This is just terrible that people do not take care of their animals. If you are going to have an animal you should commit to taking care of it. If you are not going to take care of your animal maybe it is time to find them a new home. I am always grooming and taking care of my dog and if an issue comes up and I do not know what to do I start asking people or take my girl to the vet. When I got her I knew there would be some cost to keeping her healthy but I am totally okay with that.
emgerber on 1/9/2012 at 3:33 PM

yea i just dont understand how people can get a long haired dog and not expect to pay money to take care of it. we had a dog come in a few weeks ago that was completely matted and she would not allow us to shave the dog because she loved his thick coat. i said lady your dogs skin is bruised from the matting and soon it will start tearing at his skin. she still didnt care. people make me sick. we also get dogs who are so matted that the hair on one leg grew over to the other leg and got matted to where the dog could hardly walk and you can tell by looking at it that it hadnt had been groomed in years. its so sad. sometimes i hate my job because of them, it gets to be a bit much but i love working with the animals
corky95621 on 1/9/2012 at 9:21 PM

Courtney never give up your job. These poor dogs need you and for you to speak up for them. My girl has long hair and I brush her everyday. It is something I have worked in to my schedule. She loves to get brushed and it give us some quality time together other than playing, agility or walking. It is also a time that I can check out her skin conditon and look for any abnormalties. I brush my hear everyday, I just think bushing my dog everyday is pretty much the same thing. Keep doing what you are doing, there are lots of dogs that need you.
emgerber on 1/11/2012 at 7:13 AM

yea Buster has somewhat long hair and Spackle has more of the min pin hair but i still brush them daily to keep their coat healthy and to keep shedding down. I know i wont quit my job ever cuz i love being around the animals and there are a few customers that absolutely love me and how i take care of their dogs and do a great job grooming them but sometimes it just hurts to see the dogs that come in. and i also dont understand how people can complain about us having to have proof of vaccinations....shouldnt they have done that anyway? its sad if people dont at least get their dogs vaccinated....
corky95621 on 1/11/2012 at 11:43 AM


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