• We want your pet's experience here to be pleasant and as enjoyable as possible and for the vast majority of our pets to enjoy their grooming experience. It is important to understand that some pets respond to grooming differently, even with the best efforts. We will make every effort to make it a positive experience.

    Sometimes pre-existing conditions arise unforeseen to us, such as skin allergies, shampoo allergies, moles, clipper sensitivity, matting and tangles, fleas, fear, behavioral issues, bone or joint sensitivity, heart condition, seizures, etc. It is helpful that you, as the pet owner, inform me of anything that you are aware of prior to grooming.

    Matted coats and excessive undercoats cause a variety of health problems for your pet. Matted fur does not allow for air circulation to the skin, contributing to hot spots, bacterial and fungal problems. Fleas, ticks and other parasites may be lurking in the coat causing further skin infections. Matted fur also pulls and binds, causing pain to your pet when they move or lay on their mats. The skin underneath can be raw and inflamed.

    Severely matted coats will require a short clip. Our groomer will be happy to show you how to care for your pet's coat in the future, however, we cannot brush out a coat that is already severely matted due to the stress and the pain that it will undoubtedly cause your pet. We may be able to remove excessive undercoat within reason and tolerance of your pet.

    There is a chance that your pet's skin will become more irritated during the stripping/shaving process this is likely to be short-term only. He/she may be nicked or cut because we have to work so closely to the skin to remove the coat when severely matted . Our groomer is very careful, but the possibility of injury is there, and you need to be aware of this and give us permission to proceed.

    I, the owner of the pet, do hereby release Lincoln Avenue Veterinary Clinic from any responsibility of the above mentioned process and any and all medical problems that may be uncovered and/or may occur during the stripping/shaving process.

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

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.