I recently received a YELP review of one star :0(
"Well his cut was adorable. But my dog ended up in the doggy Emergency Room with a mysterious injury that required anti-inflamatories and pain medicine."
If after a groom your pup starts to show discomfort by licking an area, scooting and/or show a visible rash, it is important to sooth the area with vaseline or neosporin. This will help keep your dog from further scratching, scooting and biting the area and prevent further irritation. Also let me or your groomer know about this so the event is noted in grooming notes. This allows the groomer to make adjustments specifically for your pet.
Sometimes irritation does not show up until a little later after the pup has left the shop. Again, if this happens, sooth the area and prevent your pup from irritating the spot further and call the groomer.
Dog owners always want the back sanitary clip to be very short for long lasting easy cleaning. An industry standard blade length is what I use on all dogs. Clipper blade rash and burn is a common occurrence in grooming shops as many do not invest in a Clipper Vac or similar machine. With out this machine, blades run hot from friction and busy groomers sometimes forget to rotate to a cool blade.
There are times when matts cause irritation in sensitive & non-sensitive areas such as behind the ears, underbelly, hygienic and tail areas. Removing the matts may actually cause uncomfortableness. Matts pull on dog skin and this uncomfortable, irritated feeling becomes an everyday normal feeling. Once the matt is removed, the area no longer feels “normal”. Thus the dog may lick, scratch or scoot causing more irritation to the skin.