Chances are, the answer is a resounding "No". Luckily, Parental Unit personally attends to all my grooming needs...I even let her trim my nails!
Sweet photo of me looking my perpetually scruffy self by Clark Creative
We'd read a few stories recently about dogs suffering "accidental" deaths while at the groomers, but this story in The New York Times put it all together...and we just can't believe what we're reading. How big are these salons, and how many dogs are they grooming at once that the staff "forget" that they put a dog in a heated dryer? Not a good outcome from that mistake.
Although there are currently no federal or state requirements for dog groomers, legislation to regulate the trade is pending in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. We hope that once these regulations are in place in those states and others, dog deaths during such a routine procedure like grooming, will at least drop. And we're glad to know there's a call for permanently nixing those heated kennel dryers in favor of blow dryers.
In the meantime, let us know if you take your dog to a groomer or do your furry friend's grooming yourself.