Matted Pet Release Form:
It is a pet owner’s responsibility to brush/comb and maintain their pets coat between grooming.
When a pet becomes matted it is necessary to remove the hair on the matted pet.
I, the pet's owner, leave it up to the discretion of the groomer Shelly’s Little Dog Grooming to
decide what is the most humane way to remove the mats on my pet.
Shelly’s Little Dog Grooming has explained to me that the matting on my pet can be difficult to
remove and will require extreme care and extra grooming time. This may result in extra
grooming fees. I understand that the groomer must use whatever blade will safely cut between
the matted coat and my pet's skin, giving the groomer no choice in the length of hair left on my pet.
Shelly’s Little Dog Grooming have also explained that the matting may have already caused my
pets skin to be raw and cracked from trapped moisture and urine causing fungus and bacteria
to grow. Once the matted coat is removed, I understand that sores, hot spots and skin irritations,
etc. maybe found. In extreme cases, maggots may be found in open sores.
I also understand that there may be after effects from the removal of a matted coat,
such as, but not limited to;
Sunburn do to an extremely close cut
Excessive licking and scratching after the pet is shaved
After effects of mat removal the dog may have itchiness, skin redness, self-inflicted irritations or abrasions and failure of hair to re-grow.
“Coat Funk”- the coat not growing back in the same texture and or color prior to shaving.
Bald patches, bruising, chance of sunburn.
Hyper pigmentation of the skin- Darkening of the skin where the coat has not grown back.
The dog has a chance of ear Hematomas once the matted fur is removed.
Removing a heavily matted coat includes risks of nicks, cuts or abrasions due to warts, moles, or skin folds trapped in the mats.
Coat re-growth in different direction (cowlick’s)
I am aware that these procedures may have unpleasant consequences such as clipper burn, brush burn, nick or cuts.
Matted/Pelted fur can often harbor lice / Fleas / Ringworm
If your dog has this you will be notified immediately to come get your dog & you will be charged The Grooming Fee Plus $75
Due to the time it will take me to sanitize / fumigate my grooming area as well as all my tools
& the loss of a groom.
I do not hold Shelly’s Little Dog Grooming responsible for effects caused from shaving the mats off of my pet.
Shelly’s Little Dog Grooming will bathe my pet in a Medicated Shampoo to help relieve some of
the irritation my pet's skin may have from the matting, and, or removal of the matting. Shelly’s
Little Dog Grooming will also inform me if my pet needs Veterinarian attention because of the matting.
I have also been warned that depending on how short my pet's coat had to be taken, I may need
to keep my pet out of the sun until the hair has grown back enough to protect the skin. In some
cases, pet's may also experience temporary behavioral changes, such as, but in limited to embarrassment or shyness.
I understand that while all care will be taken by Shelly’s Little Dog grooming in removing the
mats from my pet, there is always the risk of a nick, cut or abrasions due to unseen warts, moles, or skin folds trapped in the mats.
As the owner, I am responsible for the condition of my pet's coat as presented to Shelly’s Little
Dog Grooming. I have read and understand the information above. I hereby release Shelly’s
Little Dog Grooming from any problems that may be uncovered or occur during the grooming
process. I agree to pay any and all charges for said service. Should my pet require Veterinary
care during or after the grooming, I authorize Shelly’s Little Dog Grooming to provide necessary
treatment for my pet and I the owner agree to pay any and all Veterinary fees.
Matted /Pelted fur an Extra fee on top of groom will be charged
I will only shave down the dog once due to being heavily matted; if the dog comes in again
heavily matted I will ask you to go to another groomer. I do not tolerate neglect.
I have Fully Read & Understand and Agree to the Terms & Conditions to this Form Knowing that any and
all of the above conditions can occur.
By Clicking submit on the Form you agree & have read & agree to the above terms & conditions.
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