What To Do After My Australian Shepherd Was Practically Shaved By A Professional Groomer?

by Ann

Before and after collage

Before and after collage

Our "Beauty" a 6-year-old Australian Shepherd was taken to the groomer that has records on her and groomed her less than 2 months ago, practically shaved her down. (A Lab has longer hair.)

We have a meeting with the hospital that this groomer is in connection with this morning. Beauty was not matted nor has she ever been to the degree she needed to be cut. Nonetheless, our concern is the future outcome from this devastating incident by the groomer.

I have read that her coat will probably never be the same shining soft coat as before and that's if it ever grows back if at all. So devasted. She is kept indoors except for her playing time and morning and evening walks.

We live in Southern California but will be moving to Arizona by the end of November. This couldn't have happened at the worst time. I have read to watch out for skin problems, anxiety etc.

Is there anything we can do to maybe help her coat grow back normally or what we need to watch out for?

Anything will be helpful as we feel helpless on how this could've happened by a professional certified groomer. Thank you.

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shave my aussie?
by: John griffin

We would shave ours every June and let it grow back naturally. We live on 35 acres of woods in northern MI and Camilla would be out most of the day, then come in at night. By Sept it was about grown back and her leg feathers and ruff were filling in. In winter she stayed mostly indoors and her coat would be perfect by Nov. Bottom line, I don't think shaving hurt a thing and she was always beautiful all winter, (RIP Camilla @ 13.5 yrs.)

Your Aussie will be okay
by: Anonymous

I wouldn't worry too much about the coat not coming back, it is a possibility for sure, but in all likelihood, your pup should get its full coat back no problem. It would be pretty rare for that to happen the first time its ever been shaved, not saying that it couldn't happen, but I have shaved my Aussie (usually about 4-6 inches) a few times, due to the oppressive Phoenix heat, and have never had an issue with her coat coming back.

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