How To Find A Groomer For A Very Aggressive, Older Aussie Rescue?
(Chagrin Falls, OH)
My 11 year old Aussie/Golden Retriever, Broccoli, who I adopted after Thanksgiving is extremely aggressive when touched in many ways. I found out after the fact that she was abused by a Downs child for at least 1 1/2 years as a puppy before they gave her up to a Golden rescue. Her new family kept her for about 9 years and apparently did not rehabilitate her. She is difficult at the vet (requires both a muzzle and sedative shots) and has only been groomed once with 2 acepromazine. The groomer did a great job even with her severe matting and never mentioned a problem... She bit a different groomer while unsuccessfully treated with 3 ace and then was too sedated for almost 20 hours! I just heard from her previous groomer (connected to my vet's kennel) that she refuses to groom her again as she was too dangerous and tried to bite her too much!!
P.S. While sedated to have her ear checked for repeated ear infections, the vet found a large growth on her chest wall. He operated without sufficient margins and she is now diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma too. I am hoping to find someone if my vet won't to supervise my administering some natural supplements and plan to start a homecooked diet.