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
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
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.