This article interviewing the owner of a day spa for pets makes it sound like such a fun job, though I was surprised by which breed she finds the most relaxed:
Each breed is different, Mannella says, with terriers being “snippier” than others and poodles being the most relaxed.
The grooming business seems like it would be all fun & sudsy playtime (movie montages are running through my head right now), but the owner of this shop has had a few experiences that the movie folks tend to play down:
Mannella once got five stitches in her hand after an anxious pooch bit her when she tried to lift him.
A few times, after the staff got close to an animal, they noticed a lump during grooming that has turned out to be cancer.
“We have to bring it to the owners attention and that is a really sad part of it,” Mannella says.
Read the rest of the article here – Signal Item
by: Blake Kritzberg
Of course, we humans use shoes to protect our feet. We insist on it! But dogs usually don’t have that luxury, and routinely walk over ice, rock, grass, cement and soil on their bare paws. Their paws’ thick pads give them protection we don’t have, and that’s why they’re less susceptible to cuts and grazes. But this doesn’t mean a dog’s paws are indestructible. In fact, the areas between the pads are very sensitive and can suffer from cuts, burns, and other ailments.
One of the clues to a paw problem is when your dog comes back limping or favoring only one of its legs. The only way for you to narrow down the issue is to check his paw for any visible and physical signs of bleeding, swelling, redness or blisters.