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Dear PoPville – A Warning About our Dog Groomer

by Prince Of Petworth May 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm 32 Comments

“Dear PoPville,

I want to alert others in the area to a horrific experience my husband and I had with our dog’s groomer, who I know has many clients around Eckington and Bloomingdale. I hope that by sharing this experience, I can prevent other dog parents from going through a similar trauma.

We picked up our little guy from his grooming appointment last weekend, only to find that the white part of his left eye was completely blood red. The groomer claimed that nothing out of the ordinary had happened, even though our dog had clearly been injured. The groomer downplayed it and acted like there was no reason for us to be alarmed. As soon as we got home, we noticed that our dog was having trouble seeing. He was running into furniture, etc. Even more disturbing was that he was behaving as though he was shell shocked. He was pacing nonstop and cowering in corners. He was clearly terrified.

We brought him to the emergency vet at Friendship Animal Hospital, where the veterinarian discovered deep purple bruising beneath his fur, all the way around the exterior of his eye, in addition to a cut on the inside of his eye. She determined that his injury was likely the result of some kind of blunt force trauma, whether an accident or intentional.

My husband and I are absolutely sick over this. We love our dog more than anything, so to think that we put him in harm’s way is incredibly distressing. He’s been to three vet appointments due to this injury, and we are so thankful that he seems to be making a full recovery and has regained his normal sight. If anyone would like the full details, I am eager to share them, and would also be happy to share the report from the vet. You can contact me directly at mmkashino(at)gmail.com.”

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