PET’S NAME:______________________


Your pet is important to us.  Because we care about your pet’s safety and well-being, we want to assure you that every effort will be made to make your pet’s visit as pleasant as possible.

Because your pet is severely tangled or matted, it is at greater risk of injury, stress and trauma and will need extra attention.  All precautions will be taken.  However, problems occasionally arise, during or after grooming, such as nicks, clipper irritation and mental or physical stress.

Mats left in a pets’ coat only grow tighter and can strangle the pet’s skin or eventually tear it open.  SHAGGY TO CHIC DOG GROOMING & BOUTIQUE does not wish to cause serious or undue stress to your pet.  Mats can be very difficult and painful to remove and may require the pet to be shaved as a result.  When necessary, removing a heavily matted coat includes risks of nicks, cuts, or abrasions due to warts, moles or skin folds trapped in the mats.  Heavy matting can also trap moisture and urine near the pet’s skin allowing mold, fungus or bacteria to grow, causing skin irritations that existed prior to the grooming process.  Torn skin from mats can also harbor maggots.  After effects of mat removal procedures can include itchiness, skin redness, self-inflicted irritations or abrasions and failure of the hair to re-grow.  Shaved pets are also prone to sunburn and should either have sunscreen applied daily or should be kept out of the sun until the hair grows sufficiently to protect the skin.  In some cases, pets may also exhibit brief behavioral changes.  Prevention is the best defense against matting by scheduling regular grooming appointments.  There is an extra charge for de-matting. 

In the best interest of your pet, we request your permission to obtain immediate veterinary treatment should it become necessary.





I hereby grant permission to SHAGGY TO CHIC DOG GROOMING & BOUTIQUE to obtain emergency veterinary treatment for my pet at my expense.  Also, realizing that matted pets have a greater chance of injury during grooming, I will not hold SHAGGY TO CHIC DOG GROOMING & BOUTIQUE responsible for accident or injury to my pet.



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