MATTED DOG RELEASE FORM
Matted coats can cause a variety of skin and health problems. Matted fur does not allow for air circulation to the skin, causing hot spots, bacterial and fungal infections. Fleas,ticks, maggots, 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 the mats. The skin underneath is usually raw and inflamed. Matted coats will not dry properly and can lead to rotting fur and skin. Due to matting, pet's hair may need to be shaved extremely short to the skin and may show signs of skin irritation and sores due to matting, wet undercoat and dirty coat. Pets that have not been groomed often enough usually result in long, and stressful, or painful grooming sessions. Some dogs never recover from that experience.
It is the goal of The Canine House Of Style is to make your pet's grooming experience as stress free as possible.
Due to the condition of______________(dogs name) The Canine House Of Style has determined that the only humane thing to do is a shave down. This is a short clip, removing all the matting. It is unfeasible to de-mat/brush out and would cause excessive pain and suffering to attempt to do so.
The Canine House Of Style will be happy to show you how to care for your pet's coat for the future, however, due to the stress and pain it will undoubtedly cause your pet this is not an option at this time.
There is a strong chance that your pet's skin will become more irritated during the clipping process. We recommend using a medicated shampoo to help sooth any irritaion that may occur. Due to the mats being tight against the skin, the only way of removing them is to use a short blade to clip between skin and mats He/She may be nicked and or cut because we have to work so closely to the skin to remove the coat. We are very careful, but the possibility of injury is there, and you need to be aware of this and give us permission to proceed.
I hereby release The Canine House Of Style from any responsiblity of the above mentioned process and any and all medical problems that may be uncovered and or occur during the stripping process.
Should my pet need Veterinarian care after or during the process, I agree to pay any and all Veterinarian fees for my above mentioned pet's care.
Owner's Name (Print)______________________________
Vet. Name and Number_____________________________