Why Does My Dog Throw Up The Day After She Gets Groomed?


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Moe Pence Profile
Moe Pence answered
I was a pet groomer for almost five years, and I'm thinking that your dog is feeling a lot of stress from being at the groomer's shop.  It could be anything from the bathing, drying (do they use electric dryers, or towel only?), the strangers that are taking care of him, the noise of the other pets that are there also, etc.  At his age, he may have become very sensitive to having strangers doing all these services to him.  You may want to find a veteranarian whose office also offers grooming services, and specify that you have concerns about what has happened.  They may be able to groom him in a more calmer atmosphere.
 Also -- this is important -- you may want to stay with him the next time he has an appointment and check out how he is being treated during the time he's there.
Hope that helps you out a little!
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Anonymous commented
Thanks for your input Moe I think you may be right. She was there for almost 8 hours. I am going to look into something else. Maybe I can check out the mobile grooming services I've seen advertised in my area, they come to your house at least I can be with her so she won't get so stressed out. She's my best friend. She has to be near me at all times. Maybe she gets so upset because she doesn't see me all day.
Moe Pence
Moe Pence commented
Oh I bet your sweet companion would love it if you could find something like the mobile grooming where she could see you and feel safe and secure! Excellent idea -- both you and Jim 1949!
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First answer is exactly right. Dog is stressed out. Do they put a muzzle on it? Choke collar? Eight hours is a long time. I have a 120 lb. Newfoundland/Lab mix that was severly abused before I got him. Very strong but shy dog. After five years, will still flinch at sudden loud noises.But I am his trusted buddy, and as long as I am with him, or he is standing next to me, he is comfortable. Same noise can go off, no flinch.Point is, I am his security. Your dog is 13+ years. He is older,set in his ways, and you are his security blanket. Change it and who knows what can happen. Opt for mobile groomer in house with you present.
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Anonymous answered
I bet she was just very very stressed out.

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