Ok, I really did think it was against the law for a groomer in a stand alone shop to give a dog something to sedate it. I am getting a flood of new clients from another shop because owners have seen and heard the groomers talking about using benadryl to "calm" a dog down. I know it is not just a rumor, I talked to one of the girls who works there and she said yes, about half the dogs are given benadryl "you mean you dont use it?" and clients are told when they pick up that they "had to sedate" fido. Even had one client confront them about their phone book add that says "no tranqulizers" and the shop owner told them it was not a tranqulizer it was a seditive.
I talked to the vet, and he said there is really no one to report it to other than the BBB but my concern is obvious, there is no Vet there if something happens and on top of that these are very inexperienced groomers in this shop ranging in experience from six weeks to six months. They would have no idea what to do if something bad happned.