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  • Groomer (Ear Incident) Won't Face Charges

    Not enough evidence, but she is willingly leaving grooming.

    http://www.kirotv.com/news/11085582/...s=sea&psp=news
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    Here's another article and video that provide a little more information about the injury and vet report:

    http://www.komotv.com/news/local/5909761.html

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    • #3
      Boy, they sure didn't give much information, did they? I guess the fact that no charges are being brought doesn't make for good news. I sure would like to know what was in that vet report.
      don't find yourself up a creek without a poodle.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by furrybestjob View Post
        I sure would like to know what was in that vet report.
        If you pause the video, you can read bits and pieces of the report, but I too would like to read a copy of the full report.
        Sheri

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        • #5
          It says she was operating without a license...what kind of license?? Business licesne?

          I still don't know what to think of this. Wish we could hear the groomers side of the story.

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          • #6
            Some please do something with that dogs face. It really needs groomed.
            If your dog is fat, you are not getting enough exercise!

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            • #7
              lol Diamie can you imagine the poor groomer(s) who get to do the dog in the future. Any behavior issue the dog has will be blamed on the ear being lopped off by this other groomer. I can see it now, when she's dropping the dog off she'll go on and on about how the dog was abused and will never be the same.

              "Please demat all over and don't cut the hair! By the way, she bites for nails, pads, dematting, ear plucking, and bathing because of what she's been through. Don't forget a pink bow! I'll be back in an hour!"

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              • #8
                If the groomer did cut the ear off...I don't believe in hiding it!! I have never experienced anything of this nature. BUT...I don't see any stories about the weeks worth of POOP I just shaved off the rear of a Scottie that hasn't been done for 8 mos. or the bulletproof pelt I removed for a tiny Shih Tzu today or the crazed woman with a Standard with terrible coat matted for 3 months and says "oh it's tangled?" I understand reporting this ear removal and some of the other stories of irresponsible groomers. But what about the good stories of making a pet look so great that they find a new home and all the other GOOD stuff that comes with our job??!!

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                • #9
                  Well,
                  If I have to cooment here, All I can say is this story is a Strong reminder to all of us Human Groomers who are all capable of having an accident occure with any one of our clients dogs and that is. BE AS UP FRONT AND HONEST AND RESPONSIBLE AS YOU CAN BE WHEN AN INJURY OCCURES. I have had my share of nicks (Never cut a dogs ear off ) but I did have a serious injury with a coat king and an attorneys Grt Pyr leg that required 400.00 worth of vet care and me having cardiac arrest thinking my career was over But anyway, I was upfront and the shop I worked for payed the bill and the owner called and appoligized to me for her dogs matted condition and told me that she understood that things happen. Never NEVER NEVER would I have Dreamed of trying to hide this or any injury from the owner. Nor would I ever dream of gluing something back on.
                  That by far was the dumbest thing they could have done.

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                  • #10
                    Wow that was a long time from the grooming till the ear fell off..

                    Even if it was glued back on it would have fallen off before 2 weeks was up. when a wound gets glued shut, the glue actually peels off when the wound is healed. Usually in a couple days...

                    There are way to many holes in that story.
                    Becky

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                    • #11
                      I hate to say it but it is possible the owner may have done the damage. I remember years ago a boss of mine was telling a story that happened to his father. His father was a very well known handler of poodles and eventually opened a kennel and did grooming. One day a client of his called him and said there was something wrong with her dog and she brought it in for him to look at. While he was examining the dog he realized the bow elastic was wrapped around the dogs ear cutting off all circulation. The owner admitted the bow fell off and she put it back on the ear. She had no clue the bow wass in the hair on the ear and she wrapped the elastic tighly around the ear. The ear had died and the dog was taken to surgery and they had to amputate part of the ear! Sounds strange but true. Therewas even the time when he had a very old dog(Schnauzer) with very matted ears that were not cropped. While he was brushing the ear a piece of it fell off onto his table. The circulation in the old dog ears was so comprmised by the matting that part of the ear had died and it fell off during the brushing! Kinda gross but I saw it happen and you want to talk about a few people who about heaved!

                      There was even a case a few years ago about a kid who decided to try the rubber band trick on his Rottie's tail and the owner smelt the odor and when they took him to the vet the tail had to undergo surgery to remove the rotting tissue.

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                      • #12
                        I agree with the elastic theory, maybe the groomer was inexprience and was shocked when a piece of ear felt down with her dematter/comb and didn't know what to do. Or, maybe she didn't even realize there was an elastic around the ear from the beginning to the end. All of us know after a long dematting/brushing out, shampoo and dry, a dog could be pretty upset and the groomer would just let the ear cleaning part go for everyone's good.
                        I could, and was willing to brush out almost everything when I was a newbi groomer, lol, now I don't do that kind of dematting for my own good.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by HOTW View Post
                          I hate to say it but it is possible the owner may have done the damage. I remember years ago a boss of mine was telling a story that happened to his father. His father was a very well known handler of poodles and eventually opened a kennel and did grooming. One day a client of his called him and said there was something wrong with her dog and she brought it in for him to look at. While he was examining the dog he realized the bow elastic was wrapped around the dogs ear cutting off all circulation. The owner admitted the bow fell off and she put it back on the ear. She had no clue the bow wass in the hair on the ear and she wrapped the elastic tighly around the ear. The ear had died and the dog was taken to surgery and they had to amputate part of the ear! Sounds strange but true. Therewas even the time when he had a very old dog(Schnauzer) with very matted ears that were not cropped. While he was brushing the ear a piece of it fell off onto his table. The circulation in the old dog ears was so comprmised by the matting that part of the ear had died and it fell off during the brushing! Kinda gross but I saw it happen and you want to talk about a few people who about heaved!

                          There was even a case a few years ago about a kid who decided to try the rubber band trick on his Rottie's tail and the owner smelt the odor and when they took him to the vet the tail had to undergo surgery to remove the rotting tissue.
                          This sort of thing is more common than people might think. Kids are often the culprit. Especially little girls. They start playing dress-up with the dog, pull the ears up and put a rubber band around them. The dog shakes his head and the ears fall down. No one realized there's a rubber band still around one ear. Until it starts to stink.

                          I once groomed a little black cocker that had that happen. Being a cocker, the first thing that crossed my mind was "Boy dog, you must have one heck of an ear infection." But while I was brushing the ear, part of it fell off. That's when I knew. Rubber band. I was working for a vet at the time, and he confirmed that it was a rubber band.

                          And for some dumb reasons, Rotties are often the victim of rubber bands on the tail. Makes you want to put a rubber band on some portion of the owner's anatomy and see how they like it.

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                          • #14
                            Helly, I knew a ex-neighbor did that on her poodle puppies's tails, she didn't want to pay a vet for docking their tails and decided to DIY. She ended up a huge bill for saving their lives from a nasty infection. Some people don't learn, and sadly they even won't listen.

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                            • #15
                              Yup, unfortunately the whole elastic thing is true. I groomed a yorkie once that the owner's kid had put a rubberband around the dog's mouth! Poor thing went for like two days like that. Couldn't eat...how nobody could not notice something like that I don't know!
                              Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

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