If you live in Rhode Island and take your dog to the groomer, you may want to weigh in on the pending legislation known as 2017-H 6054. The bill, introduced by State House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Warwick), would require that groomers be licensed, similar to the way in which hairstylists and barbers are licensed.
Similar legislation was defeated in 2013, but after a pug recently died during a nail trim at a big box grooming station, Shekarchi re-introduced the idea. No fault has been found in the dog’s death, but the lawmaker thinks this is an idea whose time has come.
Rhode Island would be the first state in the country to create any licensing requirements for dog groomers.
If you’ve ever come near a fresh skunk killed on the highway, you know the stench. What happens when your dog meets up with a skunk? After they roll in it, I mean. The problem is that skunks spray out a very oily substance meant to scare away anyone who might consider approaching too closely. Continue reading Skunked!→
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