As a groomer, I have seen and groomed many dogs through all life stages. Towards the end, grooming may become very risky.
I often times will discuss these issues in a very blunt, matter of fact tone. I will tell a client that grooming can in fact kill their dog. Most clients state that the dog still needs to be clean and cared for, and this is true. But is it really worth the risk?
I want to care for a dog throughout it’s life and be there every step of the way for my clients, however, at some point, the grooming is best done at an animal hospital, where the pet can be monitored.