Posted : 8/22/2007 7:53:39 PM
that is just terrible, and i feel very badly for you to have to go through that. You are, i hope seeking her payment in vet bills?
well, i dont know about every other groomer, but i for one do not put dogs like greyhounds on grooming tables. first of all, there isnt really a need for it. i would clip them to the wall, or the bottom of the table and do all their grooming their. i have found that dogs with legs as long as theres, and them being so tall, the table just scares them. and again, theres no trimming or any hardcore dematting on a greyhound, so they dont need to be put on a table. also, greyounds have very thin stretchy skin. if your dog had cut its leg or anything like that, youd be looking at a much worse disaster than the broken leg. just an accident waiting to happen.
as far as it being common for dogs to fall off the table, well no actual falls arent. it is common for some to try, or for one to accidently put its foot over the side and stumble, but you should never be so far away from that table that a dog would fall. i have caught many dogs who have stepped off accidently. even a greyhound, it would have fallen on me before falling on the ground. and if you are put in a situation where you have a dog that may hurt itself on the table, then you takeit off, esp. when it is a og that doesnt need to e on it in the first place.
you need to seek compensation for the vet bills. she can say its common all she wants, but it still makes her liable.