|Purred: Sat Aug 5, '06 8:12am PST |
|depends on the cat, some cats will just sit there. some cats need to be held by the scruff - like a mama cat does to kittens, but just so they are laying on the table,not up in the air( this of course takes 2 people, one to hold, one to clip). i have to say in my experience many cat owners see this and think it is mean or rough, but if done properly is the gentlest and safest way to hold a cat for things he/she may not like. then there are some cats who cannot have their nails clipped without being sedated(at the vet of course- NEVER allow a groomer who is not in a vet clinic sedate your animals).
I also have to point out ( and please, I am NOT at all excusing what happened to these animals). But one must keep in mind even with the utmost care unfortunately things like this can happen. i don't mean overheating a dog, but sometimes there are underlying health issues that either the groomer, the owner or both weren't aware of. at our salon for example we will not take older animals for grooming without a health clearance from their vet simply because sometimes there are things that are beyond our control. i fortunately have never had this happen anywhere that i work, and goddess willing never will. but i do know people who have, and the owners were quick to blame the groomer, then it turns out upon examination by a vet that the animal died of a health issue that was not caused by the groomer. just my $0.02 FWIW
Edited by author Sat Aug 5, '06 8:20am PST
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