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    I have a client booked in that was recently diagnosed with Pseudomonas ear and skin infection. Should I do this dog??? The dogs being treated for it at the moment. I've never heard of this infection before so I'm not sure if it's contagious? Has anyone groomed a dog with this? Thanks

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    Pseudomonas Aeruginosa is discussed by a groomer who caught it in eGroomer Journal 2011. See http://www.egroomer.com/downloads/eg...ummer-2011.pdf page 24. Skin to skin contact can spread it, see if this is the same thing you are talking about.
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      I would not touch it with a ten foot pole.

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        :/ I'm going to turn that customer away and tell them to get groomed at the vet. So dogs with chronic ear infections we should be concerned as groomers that the dog might have Pseudomonas?? Or even dogs with staph infections?? I have a few dogs that have staph that I groom (Ive been told by at least 4 vets it's not contagious) so I thought that Pseudomonas might be like staph but apparently not. Thank you for the feedback

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          When in dount contact the vet to see what they say about it being a contagion. That is always the best thing to do as they know more about the situation than anyone else.
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            Originally posted by animalia View Post
            :/ I'm going to turn that customer away and tell them to get groomed at the vet. So dogs with chronic ear infections we should be concerned as groomers that the dog might have Pseudomonas?? Or even dogs with staph infections?? I have a few dogs that have staph that I groom (Ive been told by at least 4 vets it's not contagious) so I thought that Pseudomonas might be like staph but apparently not. Thank you for the feedback
            Psuedomonas has a VERY distinct smell, almost sweet in a way. There is really no mistaking it. I have called owners back to pick up dogs that I knew had it. I made it clear until that infection was cleared up I couldn't do the dogs anymore. When blow drying it's very possible to aerosolize the particles and breath them in. Even wearing a mask it would make me nervous.

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