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why grooming is important

Discussion in 'Dog Grooming' started by Josie, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    That poor creature. Matted hair is more than just unsightly, it actually hurts because every time the animal moves, it pulls on their skin where the hair doesn't flow freely. I hope the owners were prosecuted.
     
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    It is horrendous!

    A lady was telling me about a dog who had such matted hair around her bum that she couldn't go for a poo properly - it really hurt her :( I think her owners were old and didn't realise how bad it had got.
     
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    I am a bit intolerant of people like that. They might not have noticed the hair being matted but surely if your dog stops pooing, you get a vet check and that would identify the problem? And if they weren't noticing the dog not pooing, it calls their suitability as owners into question. Sorry, I think I am just in a ranty mood today!

    Edited - ranty mood, not what my autocorrect changed it to :eek:
     
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    No it's true I agree. I personally don't think anyone should get away with it regardless of age. However, I don't know what I'l be like at that age!
     
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    Holy hell! Poor dog, you can almost see the relief on its face! :eek:
     
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    It makes me angry how people can let their pets get like that.
    I saw once on an animal rescue program a poor dog which was so matted that when they cut the hair one of his paws came off! The hair had cut the circulation off a long time before. It made me cry, but he was ok in the end.
     
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    when you brush a dog it increases the circulation of the blood in the body, even if your dog is short haired. Mats are not fun for a dog because it pulls the skin. @Josie the above picture makes me feel sick! but at least the dog got a hair cut.
     

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