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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-01-2004, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy i butchered penny's HAIR! (not her...)

omg you guys...

so i tried to freaking shave penny. they do it soooo awesome at petsmart! well, i chose the wrong setting first of all. but it was too late. so now, she is a 1 blade all over except her limbs, face and ears. she was up on the counter for over an hour.

the worst part is that i think i burned her chest a little and i didn't realize it until i'd done it! i feel like the worst mom in the world. how could i do that to her?? she looks like...a hairless cat or something. i really feel bad. i called petsmart and there was a tiny chance they could see her today, but i thought she'd been through enough...
so she has a 12:30pm appt. tommorrow.

i just feel horrible!!


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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-01-2004, 11:05 AM
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Is there a blister on her chest where you might have burned her?

Don't worry about the hair, it will grow back.


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Oh no! Poor Jane, I know how bad you must feel but just remember it'll grow back! I'm sorry Jane, Hugs!


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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-01-2004, 11:30 AM
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I'm a hairdresser...You should see how many moms do this to their human children!! Don't feel bad, it'll grow back quick! My friend's husband did this to their maltese' with her old clippers while she was at work. They had to wear their little winter sweaters in June to prevent sunburn!

As for the burn, if it's just a little friction, she'll be just fine. She would have let you know if it had hurt her. You're not a bad mom!!
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Jane hugs to ya, your not a bad mom, and remember it will grow back.... like Kathy said if it's just a little frictions she'll be fine....as Scarlette asked if there is a blister than yes she will need tending to, but I think it may have just been a little friction, we sometimes do that when shaving down scooby as the blade get's a little warm and too close to the skin.....Hang in there!!!!


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thanks guys.

there aren't any blisters. it's just red...raw looking. just irritated.

she won't even go outside or anything. she just runs from the couch to the crate like she's in pain, and sleeps. i think it just itches or something. i still feel just awful.


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hugs hope she gets to petsmart soon you are nota bad mom you were just trying to help her

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Try putting some aloe vera gel on her chest. It should soothe the burn and itch. It works wonders for me when I burn and I have used it on a chi before without problem. {{hugs}} Her hair will grow back. I can only imagine how much it frightened you, but it sounds like Penny was very patient waiting on the counter for over an hour. She must be a great girl!!

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Aww...Don't feel bad! My mom once insisted I shave our Chow because it was hot out and I didn't know better...well, she ended up looking like Yoda...She was pretty close to bald all over with a long floofy tail (I didn't have the heart to shave it off) and two GIGANTIC ears! Big fuzzy triangles sticking out the top of her bald head! She did have facial hair, but BOY did she look BAD!! She was a Champion show dog before we got her (she was retired from show and spayed) and ALWAYS loved being combed and bathed and pampered and usually after a trip to the groomer, she would prance around for DAYS with her nose in the air doing this little sexy doggie walk...well when I got done with her, she was SO embarrassed! She wouldn't look and anyone or come out of her crate! We had to convince her she was beautiful just so she would go outside for potty! Thank Goodness we had a privacy fence and no one could see her...otherwise, I think she would never go out again! Luckily, it grew back of course and she was my beautiful girl again...Just insist to Penny she is beautiful and loved no matter what she looks like right now, and her hair will grow back soon. It's alright, you aren't a bad mom...if you are, then so am I!

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thanks everyone!

jim is here and is helping me. we put some baby powder on her cause her skin was so wet and raw (she keeps licking it). petsmart groomers told me to use that. i think it helped.

mandie - she won't go outside cause it's kinda painful and itchy to walk much. her chest (where it's a 0-blade) is really red and raw. i put a lot of the powder there. i think i might cancle the grooming appt tomorrow and just take her to the vet.

thank you all for the support, though!


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yeah...I think that's a good idea...just take her to the vet tomorrow...they might have some good ideas for soothing her skin and making her less itchy...she could be itchy from the hairs that were cut off...you know like when you get a haircut and some of it sticks to your skin? Did you bathe her when you were done to get any cut hairs off?

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yah i did bathe her. she is doing much better now that we have that baby powder. she's still raw though.

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Poor Penny.

I always shaved my yorkie, Laddie. It never looked great ( function, not fashion ), but he liked it since it was so much cooler.

The first time I did it, I made the mistake of shaving AGAINST the hair and his skin got a little irritated by this. After that, however, I always shaved "with the grain" and it got rid of that problem.

Hair grows back in time (thank goodness!) and I'm sure the vet will have a cream to give Penny to make her skin feel better.



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Sorry about your little doggie but don't worry the hair will grow back! I groom my little schnauzer and I have to be really careful not to the let the blades overheat. I spray a product called Kool lube to cool the clippers on occasion. The reason why I started to groom her myself is she got a nasty clipper burn on her ear one time while at the groomers. It started out small and gradually over a day grew into a nasty blister. Keep an eye on her boo boo and I think aloe vera is a great idea.

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update: well, she is a lot better now.

last night i called the ER vet just to get some ideas of what else i could do. the lady there (knows penny and all that) told me to give an Aveeno oatmeal bath, pat her dry, and rub some cordaid on her. i could also put some powder over that. then i should put a cozy sweater on her. so i did all those things and she did feel better.

today, the areas on her chest, where the "cuts" or scrapes are, are just a darker brown. they have little scabs. and the rest of her is a lot more normal. not as red and pink. i put some more cortaid on her and she is pretty good.

thank you all for the kind words!!


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