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  • #46
    so many facets it seems ...

    1. I have been led to believe (from Laube product expert) that when using clippers the hair shaft is cut at an angle whilst scissoring cuts the shaft straight across. ie: clipping = creates a minute spear whilst scissors leave a minute flat ended cylindrical shape.

    2. Has anyone considered DIET for quality coat development and maintenance? For example : my cat (yes, my BELOVED cat) was on a supposivly high quality 'marketed' commercial diet ... after learning how to red the label I change his diet to a realistic quality diet and his coat is sleeker and a healthy sheen has returned (plus he lost unhealthy weight).

    3a. As for the 'heat' debate ... wouldn't the heat from bathing often be warmer than clipper blades (are supposed) to reach?

    3b. ... then again ... do we not (some of us) offer "hot oil treatments" where we use a moisturising conditioner, wrap the dog in a damp towel and with a short period of low heat (to open pores and allow the follicle to absorb this sustenance) to improve the hair shaft at it's growth site?

    3c. ... and then I wonder on hindsight ... shouldn't you then rinse with cool water to close the pores ... oh Lordy ... don't we have a skin specialist amongst us???

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    • #47
      I am a specialist in canine skin.
      Whomever from Laube said that, if that is their actual words, it is not correct.
      Diet definitely directly affects skin and coat. DNA and genetic code (and congenital defect if there are any) comes first, then nutrition- when no outer catalyst is imposed upon the skin & coat .
      Heat from blades is not what causes the change in coat texture from clippering- it is the tool's effect on the tip of the hair shaft if it is dull, as well as whether or not it is forced thru the coat (stretching and pulling the hair shaft at the follicle and all along the shaft to the point of breakage or splintering), esp. if it is dull, or if the coat is already brittle or fine.
      Heat from within the dog can cause coat change- as when there is a high fever.
      Long cool rinses are always best. It does help the constrict pores, help "close" the "shingles" that create the hair shaft, and to seal in skin moisture, and it is least aggravating to any current skin issues.
      Any skin & coat questions you can post in the Holistic forum if you like, I started a skin & coat questions thread there!
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      • #48
        Originally posted by OntheBRINKofDisaster View Post
        Ick...you are SO lucky. All the schools save one around me teach quick, quicker, quickest! One ad in particular says you will be "certified" and ready to own a business in 12 weeks! Easy peasy! Lol. Gosh. I have been grooming for 8 years and I still feel like I'm learning SO much and am not ready to own my own business yet. A lot of that though is that I'm young and hot headed and I need to mellow out a bit before solely having to take care of customers. I don't have much of a filter.

        I am so happy to hear you say that... because I don't even talk to my clients, the receptionist checks in the dogs and I lik it that way. I want to open a shop but I knw I will end up telling jerk people to eff off and tell them "FINE DONT COME BACK! I HATE GOOMING YOUR DEVIL DOG ANYWAY!!" or things like that.. It would make me feel good at the moment to yell at them but when they tell 50 people wha I did I wont have much business!!!
        I definitely need some years of groming and dealing with as many crazy people as I can before I'm stuck being the only one there to deal with them :P

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        • #49
          That's awesome info. My 1st day on this site and loving it so far.

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