hello all, i used a new groomer yeterday for my shih tzu and had her cut down pretty short for the summer. When she came back to the house , she laid on the kitchen floor to get cool as she always does. When she moved there was blood all over the floor. When i took a look at her she has scrapes and cuts all over her body, especially her neck and hind legs. my neighbor said that they were razors burns . what can i do for her until i can get her to a vet tommorow morning? Please help all she is doing is laying around and trying to lick the wounds.
After seeing the vet & confirming what & how it hapopened, I would then confront the groomer, demand my money back & assure them I would never step foot in their salon again. Oh, and why do you need to wait until tomorrow for the Vet? Go in now & ask them to see her. Even if you have to wait an hour.
I just got my 2 longhaired cats back from the groomers last week, with the same complaint. Except that since my furbabies are cats, they INSISTED on sedating them first. Now one cat is nuts and I am completely in agreement with sedatating her to be shaved, but the other, this is the fourth summer we've had her shaved, always took her to the same person before we moved here and he never had to sedate her, she's very mellow. And though I was a little irked at paying the extra $25 for sedation, it was more for the having to put her through the after affects when it could be avoided that I prostested, but I went along with it in the end anyway. So how both of my SEDATED cats come back with razorburns, I would like to know. It wasn't like they were MOVING or anything. The mellow one even has a small nick in one shoulder. Hell, if that idiot was burning me with the razor, I'd bite her too. Maybe she should look into that before insisting that all cats need to be sedated for THEIR own comfort. I felt so bad for the poor things when we got home, ignored the rest of the animals and sat in a room alone with them all evening while they ran into walls and fell over and jumped whenever they happened to see each other. And the one I didn't want sedate, she is an obsessive sort of cat in regards to bathing, and she wouldn't leave the sore spots alone, so hers really started to looks worse before they got better. I rubbed a little aloe gel into them and once Cassie started to leave hers alone, a little triple-antibiotic ointment. They are looking better now, and they are cooler, which is the goal. And pretty cute, now that I've calmed down. They haven't had the lion cut tail before, it makes me giggle to see them trying to be serious while swishing that big poofie ball of fur around. They didn't "trim" the whiskers, but a few of them were cut short, I assume while scissoring around the head. <sigh> Nikki wants to get our own razor and learn to groom them ourselves, but Calla is so nuts about just nails or brushing, I wouldn't be comfortable with her. I guess we could do Cassie at least, but we'd still need to find someone competent enough to groom an unconscious cat for Calla, so it doesn't solve the problem.
Cuts and scrapes are not razor burn, they are cuts and scapes. Most groomers wont give you your money back, you would have to sue her. Anyway razor burn is an irratation just like you would get shaving your face,legs, etc. It would never bleed unless the dog scratched it with newly cut nails. My guess is this groomer is a total idiot, and cut your dog. I would never go back to her, and find another one. I have been grooming for over 12yrs and never had that kind of problem. The worst clipper burn I have ever done is behind a goldens ears with they have those horrible knots you have to cut out. They usually burn no matter how carful you are, and we inform the owner.
If your dog is truely bleeding, take her to a vet asap. If you want to make a case, you have to know or they will say the dog got into something else. Otherwise if the skin is pink, neosporn or anything for diaper rash will be very soothing.
I groomed for a few years and you use to never see stuff like what is going on now. I am so sorry your baby went through that. There is NO excuse for something like that. I took one of my schnauzers into Petsmart when he was just a baby and never again. I have read where little yorkies have actually died because they left them too long in a cage dryer. There is no way I would ever take mine to a groomer nowdays. Buy a grooming book if nothing else and learn. Get some good equipment and you can do it yourself. Also cheaper in the long run. Hope you get your money back too. That is ridiculous and uncalled for. That poor little baby.