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Eileen - 249708   Port Perry, ON

9/15/2013 8:18:41 AM

Good information to know.

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Janet   Bethlehem, PA

8/29/2011 9:20:43 AM

good article, thanks very much

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zac   melbourne, AL

1/21/2009 3:06:54 PM

Find a groomer who will let you sit in the "waiting room" while your dog is being groomed, and will make a timed appointment. If you're willing to give up an hour or two of your time, this is the best way and avoids the dog having to spend a whole day in what can be a traumatic environment. Some groomers will even have a setup where you can observe the process and remain in the dog's sight, which can be comforting. Ring around until you find the right groomer for your needs.

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Julie   Zanesville, OH

9/16/2008 12:51:06 PM

I have a Cairne Terrier mix, Josie who is 13 and having issues with stiffness, poor sight, hearing, and yet still has a good appetite. The one problem I have is with grooming issues. She can no longer keep her back feet and pee pee clean herself, so she pretty much smells exactly like pee pee. I bathe her as often as I can, and try to keep her clipped, but she won't let me do much anymore, she is pretty snippy, and bit me the other day. I feel it is getting towards the time I may have to have her put down, but when do you know? And if it comes to that, is there a way to sedate them with a pill so they don't know what is happening, or where they are going? I know that final trip would be unbearable if I had to hear her cry and know she was afraid.

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Nancy   Gainesville, VA

8/3/2007 9:45:07 AM

I too have a 14 1/2 year old dog - a bichon who has some challenges in his senior years. I am also learning that keeping him comfortable is the most important thing right now. He goes to the groomer in mini visits also. Good article.

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