Our FAQ To Veterinarians
There are conflicting schools of thought in the medical field on whether to express anal glands or not.
We have asked several vets, and have received information on why it’s important to do so, and others
who say not to express at all. We have first hand experience on the relief it brings to pets, and their
owners. Because of that, we will continue to externally express glands only when it is needed. If there
is ever an issue with the glands (severely impacted, or not easily expressed), we will not perform this
service and inform the owner to consult with their Veterinarian.
A great debate over ear plucking still persists between Veterinarians on whether to
pluck hair in ear canals or leave the ear canal alone. While we take the issue seriously,
we question leaving the hair in the canal. How do you treat with medicine or properly
clean an ear canal when there’s a wad of moist dirty hair in there? Won’t that exacerbate the
problems? In our experience: Groomers expose the problem, not cause it. An infection
doesn’t happen immediately after plucking, and it’s a Groomer’s responsibility to alert the pet owner
of their findings so they can go to the vet and get the problem diagnosed. From
there, the Veterinarian will prescribe the appropriate medication to a thoroughly cleaned ear.
Since we have received more requests from local vets to do so, we will continue to pluck
ears that need it, unless the pet owner asks us not to.
To shave or not shave a double coated dog. There are two fantastic arguments to
this debate; both are linked in the first sentence. Mod Mutt Salon is taking the
client preference stance. It’s your pet, not ours. We can only provide you with the
detailed information above to allow you to make an informed decision on your