We had a Norwegian Forest Cat, big guy, long lovely hair but as he grew older he just matted up every couple of months, and after our first mishap with trying to cut out a hair mat, decided to let the professionals do it. They have insurance.
But when we did brush him, we used one of those wet brushes - worked really well!
@shahnm Agreed. Maybe I am reading too much into it, but I get a weird feeling that the question comes from the viewpoint that pet grooming is "the silly thing some owners do to their pets with ridiculously styled fur and hair-bows"instead of viewing it from a basic hygeine standpoint.
Yep. Both dogs were black miniature schnauzers about the same size. Apparently our dog was picked up first and then I picked up the other dog. No one realized the mistake until my wife took one look at the dog.
She called the groomer and got things squared away quickly, but it was funny that no one noticed…
@jst1ofknd I just don’t understand why the groomer wouldn’t have the collar at the grooming station and then put it right back on when finished. I’ve heard a bunch of horror stories about this kind of thing, or cats being forgotten and the shop closes up. It’s crazy stuff.
@jst1ofknd@RiotDemon The groomer we used to have, you wouldn’t have noticed the collar when you picked the dog up, they put a doggie bandana around their neck when you picked them up with some cutesy little saying on it. My big Brutus was not amused. I just can’t imagine getting the wrong pet tho, lol. My dogs were always clambering all over me when I went to pick them up (only there for bath and nails tho, no floofing. Never had a floofy dog).
We love big dogs. Our favorites are Huskies or Malamute. Yes, yes, yes, worth the money for grooming, especially when they are blowing their coat. Theres enough hair to fill a mattress. They get a short cut for summer for their comfort.
When your dogs are on the large side, grooming can be pretty pricey. Simba enjoyed his spa day getting ready to be in my niece’s wedding, but sad to say it’s one of only two times I sprang for it. I did take him for a manipedi once a month, but baths were taken at home in the back yard.
@rtjhnstn Started with the groomer for nail trimming, but on too many occasions they trimmed to close. My little pug was not happy. After that I took her to the vet for the trim. Cost a bit more but everyone was happier!
My pooch gets a “Spa Day” usually about once a year. We do a lot of walking (5+ miles per day) so her nails naturally stay trimmed. But once in a while, she needs her glands “expressed” & even though I love her, I’m not going anywhere near that!!
Yes, in fact Yoshi goes tomorrow to get groomed. He has hair, not fur, so I don’t really have a choice. It’s an expensive part of his care, but better left to a professional.
I usually just have him stripped right down and then wait till he is a cotton ball again, rinse, and repeat.
Not much point when your dog’s a rambunctious Pittie/Boxer mix. There’s not a lot you can do with hair that short, and any pleasant scents will be nullified the instant he goes outside and finds something disgusting to eat and/or roll in.
Only for a bath in the winter. He was 98 lbs of great dog unless you tried to pick him up. Then he bit. Then he was 98 lbs of scary. So if he needed a bath in the winter, he went to the groomers and I paid them to get bit.
Yes, we only take Penny for her nails and anal expressing. She’s a long-haired dachshund and doesn’t mind us bathing her. Her coat is so glorious people stop us on the street. I think it’s because we don’t let a groomer touch her fur.