Having your dog groomed isn’t supposed to be a health risk. On the contrary, good grooming is usually one of the things that keeps your dog healthy and happy. But right now, Cindi Tousel is devastated with grief because her 6-year-old Newfoundland, Gracie, died shortly after she was groomed at a PetSmart in Mentor, Ohio.
Tousel had taken Gracie to the PetSmart for grooming before, but the regular groomer was gone. After interviewing one of the groomers on duty, she left, feeling sure that her beloved dog was in good hands. She left one special instruction: Do not dry Gracie. Newfoundlands are very sensitive to heat.