Matted Dog release Release Form

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Today's Date:
Thu Dec 2 2021 08:48
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Matted coats can cause a variety of skin and health problems. Matted fur does not allow for air circulation to the skin causing hot spots, bacterial and fungal infections, redness and irritation. Fleas, ticks, bacteria, soap and other foreign particles may be lurking in the coat causing further irritation. Matted fur also pulls and binds, causing pain to your pet when they move or lay on mats. The skin underneath is usually raw and inflamed and may have wounds and cuts not visible until the coat is removed.

In order to take care of a dog that has not been groomed often enough and is therefore matted, the required grooming session may be long, stressful, or painful. It is the goal of our shop and our groomers to make your pet's grooming experience as stress free as possible. Due to the condition of your dog's coat, we have determined that the only humane way to do this is to shave the dog's coat down. This is a short clip, removing all the matting. Where feasible, we work to de-mat/brush out the dog's coat, but only when it would not cause excessive pain and suffering to attempt to do so.

There is a strong chance that your pet's skin will become irritated during the clipping process. We will use a medicated shampoo to help sooth any irritation that may occur. The matted hair rests tightly against the skin and the only way to remove it is to use a short blade clip between the skin and mats. Your dog could get nicked because the groomer has to work so closely to the skin to remove the matted coat. Our groomers are very careful but the possibility of injury exists.

I understand there are extra fees for shaving down neglected coat because of the additional safety efforts, time, and damage to grooming blades required.

I hereby release Animal Loving Care from any liability associated with the above-mentioned process and any and all medical problems that may be uncovered and/or occur during the stripping and de-matting process.

Should my pet need veterinarian care after or during this process, I agree to pay any and all veterinarian fees.

Please be sure to schedule a follow up appointment to maintain your dog's coat within the recommended period. I will follow up with my groomer for this advice.
If any provision, section, subsection, clause or phrase of this release is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that portion shall be severed from this contract. The remainder of this contract will then be construed as though the unenforceable portion had never been contained in this document.
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