omg, I can't believe what I saw with my own eyes today!! there was a thread somewhere, I can't remember for the life of me where, but it was about a dog that was at the groomers and suddenly it's skin started sloughing off!! There were pictures of the dog in that thread also. Honestly it looked like someone had poured something on this dog and literally burned the skin off of it,. I can't remember if there was a correct diagnosis for this particular dog. Anyway, today at work I had a little sheltie come in for grooming. He has been a regular client for many years. (Thank God!!) I take him straight to the tub, run water over him..and clumps of hair start falling out!! I was like wth? I get him wetter and start running my hand over his coat and dang...more hair comes out!! Then I noticed these big patches of raw skin! Just big red circles with skin just peeling off!! I was FREAKIN OUT!! It was not to the extreme like that poor dog in the other thread, but looks like it would be if left untreated. I called the owner to let her know what I discovered so she could advise me on how she wanted me to proceed. She requested that I just finish the bath as best I could and she would take him to the vet. I bathed him in MedAcetic by Les Poochs along with their cream rinse.(in cool water of course) I let him totally air dry. The owner picked him up and had no idea it was like that because he had such thick hair, although it was thinning alot lately. I'm waiting to hear back from her after her visit to her vet. Anyone remember the thread Im talking about? Any ideas? I was thinking about this and wondered if this had been a new client would they also have "blamed" the groomer? lil scarey!!